Category: Bitfinex

Deltecbank Reveals Huge Position in Bitcoin, Why Tether Might be in Trouble Again?

Deltecbank, a Tether banking partner recently revealed that they own a position in Bitcoin which under normal circumstances would be bullish news, however, given NYAG lawsuit against Tether and Bitfinex for manipulation of funds and Tether being a stablecoin issuer makes it quite a tricky situation and not a good one for Tether. Deltecbank’s chief […]

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Bitfinex Executives Deny Allegations of Issuing USDT to Pump BTC –  “Tether Backed by Cash Assets and a Loan”

Bitfinex Executives Deny Allegations of Issuing USDT to Pump BTC – “Tether Backed by Cash Assets and a Loan”

Bitfinex general counsel Stuart Hoegner has dismissed the notion that only 74% of the tether stablecoin in circulation is fully backed. Hoegner insists the stablecoin is fully backed by assets that include cash, cash equivalents as well as bitcoin. However, both Hoegner and the company’s CTO Paolo Ardoino, are pushing back against the narrative that […]

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The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as ‘Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving’

The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as ‘Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving’

The number of stolen bitcoins that were publicly reported in 2020 dropped to 4,472 coins or 0.02% of the digital asset’s circulating supply. This new figure represents a 92% drop from the 56,870 reported in 2019. When using current bitcoin prices, the 2020 thefts caused losses that are equivalent to $140 million versus the 2019 […]

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Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms. Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase […]

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Bitfinex CTO: Tether Is Registered and Regulated Under FinCEN- USDT Not Next Target of the US SEC

Bitfinex CTO: Tether Is Registered and Regulated Under FinCEN- USDT Not Next Target of the US SEC

The CTO at Bitfinex Paolo Ardoino has pushed back against rumours that the company’s Tether stablecoin may be the next target of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Bitfinex executive insists that the Tether stablecoin, whose market capitalization has now surpassed $20 billion, is a properly registered and regulated crypto. The Alleged Misinformation […]

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Bitfinex now offers personal loans in bitcoin and ether

Bitfinex now offers personal loans in bitcoin and ether

Crypto exchange Bitfinex is now offering personal loans in bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) via its peer-to-peer lending platform Bitfinex Borrow. Users can borrow bitcoin in exchange for three fiat currencies and one stablecoin: US dollars (USD), euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), and Tether (USDT). While for ether loans, users can only use USD as […]

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Over 5,000 Bitcoin Worth $97 Million from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Spring Into Action

Over 5,000 Bitcoin Worth $97 Million from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Spring Into Action

As bitcoin surpassed its 2017 all-time high on Monday morning, a few hours later 5,045 BTC or $97 million worth of bitcoin from the 2016 Bitfinex hack was transferred. The hackers that stole the funds four years ago have moved the bitcoins numerous times this year. The hackers that stole 119,756 BTC from the cryptocurrency […]

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USDT Towers Over 30 Stablecoins- Tether’s Market Cap Grew by 2 Million Percent in Just Four Years

USDT Towers Over 30 Stablecoins- Tether’s Market Cap Grew by 2 Million Percent in Just Four Years

During the last two years since the initial bear market after the 2017 bull run, stablecoins have been extremely popular. Today, statistics show that the market capitalization of all the notable stablecoins today is hovering above the $23.9 billion mark. Out of more than 30 stablecoins in 2020, tether is still a behemoth capturing 76.15% […]

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Bitfinex, a Pioneering Tier-1 Exchange, Lists XinFin Network’s Native XDC Token

Bitfinex, a Pioneering Tier-1 Exchange, Lists XinFin Network’s Native XDC Token

PRESS RELEASE. After Indodax, Alpahex.net and Bitrue, XinFin Digital Contract ($XDC) tokens—the fuel of XinFin’s enterprise-ready, hybrid blockchain ecosystem—will be available on Bitfinex—a pioneering Tier-1 exchange—from 11 a.m. (UST) on November 16, 2020. On November 16th, XinFin’s native utility token—XinFin Digital Contract or XDC—will join other leading cryptos listed on Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital token […]

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