Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Lists 4 Competitors to Stablecoin Tether

If tether (USDT) is truly backed by and redeemable for physical U.S. dollars stored in company-controlled bank accounts, the so-called cryptocurrency “stablecoin” should manage to weather this period of uncharacteristic volatility until arbitrage restores its USD peg. If not, we could be witnessing the unraveling of the token that sees more daily trading volume than …

Bitcoin Explodes to $7,500 as Tether Loses USD Peg

Bitcoin price surged 9 percent within hours as Tether started losing its grip on the USD-peg. The BTC/USD pair closed yesterday on a modest 2 percent gain in pennant formation action following the recent drop. Nevertheless, the couple started picking momentum during the early Asian trading session and jumped to as high as 7800-fiat from …

Today’s Bitcoin Price Pump Was Fueled by $100 Million in New Tethers

Early this morning, the bitcoin price leaped nearly $300 in just one minute, spurring a rally that carried the flagship cryptocurrency from $6,466 to $6,899 during a frenzied half-hour of trading. Analyzing Wednesday’s Bitcoin Price Pump Unfortunately, BTC proved unable to sustain that level, and after tapering off throughout the morning and early afternoon, the …

Kraken Strikes Back at Tether Price Manipulation Claims

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is calling foul on allegations that its tether (USDT) markets are frequently characterized by trading activity commonly associated with wash trading and other forms of market manipulation. Last week, Bloomberg published an investigative report examining trades involving tether, a “stablecoin” allegedly backed by physical U.S. dollars at a 1:1 ratio. Controversy has …