One of the biggest mysteries in crypto revolves around token issuer Tether. Crypto enthusiasts—and crypto journalists— have long tried to figure out exactly what hard assets comprise the massive reserves that tether, as a “stablecoin,” is required to keep its dollar for dollar ratio in backing bitcoin with American dollars. The question is not academic. Tether has more than $78 billion worth of tokens in circulation and is by far the largest stablecoin issuer, accounting for about half of all transactions against bitcoin on centralized exchanges. Press play to hear a narrated version of this story, presented by AudioHopper. If the market began to question the stability of those dollar…
Tether launches on proof-of-stake blockchain Solana
The world’s top stablecoin can now handle up to 50,000 transactions per second with a fee of about $0.00001 per transaction
“Tether and USDt are critical pieces of infrastructure for any successful blockchain project and have been one of the most important elements for cross-platform settlement. This strategic initiative is a significant step for Solana and will be instrumental in advancing the network," said Solana head of marketing Austin Virts.
Aiming at PayPal, Bitfinex launches crypto payments platform
Saying that it intends to take on payments “behemoths” the new Bitfinex Pay app lets merchants accept payments in four cryptocurrencies
No one ever accused Bitfinex of having small ambitions. Just days after it settled a years-long fraud lawsuit with New York’s attorney general over a loan it got from sister company and stablecoin issuer Tether, Bitfinex has launched a crypto-powered online-payments platform to take on payments giants like PayPal.
Markets Report: Bitcoin recovers from $45,000 lows as Tether legal debacle ends
An amicable agreement between lawmakers, Tether and Bitfinex pleases markets, with Bitcoin heading toward $50,000
News that Tether and Bitfinex had reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General in a legal battle which had begun in 2019, ending crypto’s “most significant existential threat,” served to change market sentiment in an instant.