Wall Street Bitcoin Traders DGAF About Tether’s Massive Scandal

By CCN: Wall Street bitcoin traders clearly DGAF about the Tether/Bitfinex scandal. As crypto investment firm HASH CIB noted on Twitter, institutional traders were more bullish than ever last week, with no short positions taken on bitcoin in CME’s BTC futures market. Wall Street Drops its Bitcoin Shorts 10/Last week Institutional Investors went all in on …

Stablecoins are Beginning to See Traction Outside of Crypto Exchanges

According to statistics published in Diar, stablecoins have seen more than 1000% increased transaction activity on-chain since September. This is not to speak to the massive volume at which they are traded internally on crypto exchanges, which numbers in the several billions per day. The statistics are a change from previous times when the majority …

Tether Market Cap Now Sub-$2 Billion as Coinbase Joins Stablecoin Sprint

Tether (USDT), the controversial USD-backed cryptocurrency that has long been the most popular “stablecoin,” continues to shed market share in the wake of its descent below dollar parity. Tether Market Cap Drops to January Low The tether token, which as recently as Oct. 9 had a market cap of $2.8 billion, now has a total …

Tether Has Yanked $610 Million out of Circulation this Month

Tether Limited, issuer of the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency tether (USDT), has yanked nearly a quarter of the controversial stablecoin’s market cap out of circulation since the beginning of October. On Wednesday, cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex sent another 50 million USDT to the Tether Treasury, marking the sixth time this month that the company — which shares a …

Spread between BTC/USD and BTC/USDT Crosses $300

The imbalanced peg between the US Dollar and Tether LLC’s USDT has resulted in a $300-spread in Bitcoin price. At the press time, the aggregated Bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate on non-Tether exchanges is approximately 6430-fiat. Meanwhile, on Tether exchanges like BitFinex, the same forex rate is above 6700-fiat. The strange trading activity, which started surfacing on …

MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen Talks Stablecoins

I recently spoke with MakerDAO CEO Rune Christensen. MakerDAO is the company behind not one, but two, top 2oo-cryptocurrencies by market cap. One of these is Dai, sitting at #107 with a modest market capitalization of $46 million, and the second is Maker (MKR), which currently sits at #29 with a market capitalization of $272 …