• University of Texas Tower (via Wiki commons).
    Opinion,  Tether

    Tether/Bitfinex study gets updated while Crypto Twitter gets angry

    The report that claimed Bitcoin prices were manipulated via Tether now says a single “whale” was behind the trades; those with skin in the game react negatively

    The lead academic in that (in)famous study postulating that Bitcoin prices were manipulated by Tether updated it with this added doozey: a single “whale” was behind most of it, trading large amounts of bitcoin against tether on Bitfinex, Tether’s sister company.

  • Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano on Bloomberg Television. Let's see if that ever happens again.
    Bitcoin,  Litecoin,  Media,  Opinion

    Halving halfwits: Anthony Pompliano’s feud with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal over who’s the greater fool

    What seemed like a Twitter fight over the Efficient Market Hypothesis is really about something else

    Have you heard of “The Halving?” Many—if not most—retail traders and investors may not have heard of it. Those that have probably don’t care all that much about it. For that reason, all those HODLers who take up a lot of space on Reddit and Twitter give themselves a pat on the back.

  • NYU Prof. Nouriel Roubini and BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, as they appeared in a digital flyer (via BitMEX).
    Cryptocurrencies,  United States

    Report: CFTC investigating BitMEX for trading violations

    Potential suit comes days after CEO Arthur Hayes tangled with NYU professor and cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini

    On Tuesday, NYU Professor and prominent cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini penned a column titled “The Great Crypto Heist,” in which he savaged a frequent target, cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, as both corrupt and crooked.

  • Nasdaq
    Cryptocurrencies

    CoinMarketCap launches cryptocurrency indices on NASDAQ, Bloomberg

    Well-regarded indices key to creating mutual funds, ETFs tracking asset class

    Data provider CoinMarketCap is launching a pair of cryptocurrency benchmark indices on NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and several other market information services, it announced Wednesday in a blog post.