• Huobi Global has launched an institutional brokerage (via Huobi).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Huobi Brokerage launches, targets institutional clients

    Huobi Group’s new digital asset brokerage platform also targets high net worth individuals

    Ciara Sun, Vice President of Global Business at Huobi Group, said 2020 is the beginning of the “next phase of crypto. 2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand.”

  • The calm decorum of consolidating class action lawsuits (via Pixabay).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Tether, Bitfinex face fourth market manipulation suit

    Another lawsuit accusing stablecoin issuer Tether and cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex of causing the losses of the crypto winter is about to join the three consolidated class actions

    The lawsuits against iFinex, which owns the two companies, seeks $1.4 trillion in damages over alleged market manipulations that led to the crypto winter of 2018.

  • U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman may drop a Fowler bomb on Bitfinex in January (via Department of Justice).
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    Fowler plea may lead to Bitfinex’s missing $850 million

    The man alleged to have looted the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is set to plead guilty in a case that links it to drug cartel-connected payment processor Crypto Capital

    The alleged mastermind behind cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex’s missing $850 million is poised to cop a plea. What Reginald Fowler is getting—or who he is giving up—remains to be seen.

  • Are tether tokens really backed by dollars? (via Shutterstock)
    Tether

    Bitfinex to launch bitcoin options

    The cryptocurrency exchange’s options will be settled in tether, the stablecoin issued by Bitfinex’s sister company; ICE and Bakkt also announced options, but settled in cash

    Bitfinex has announced plans to offer bitcoin options that will put it in direct competition with two major traditional exchange operators, Intercontinental Exchange and CME Group’s Bakkt. Both of those also announced enhanced bitcoin options choices over the past two days.