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Coinbase Goes for Tether’s Throat, Catapults USD Coin Into 85 Countries

By CCN: Given the widely publicized troubles faced by Tether (USDT), there is a massive opportunity for a competitor to wade into the stablecoin arena. It appears that Coinbase will be that adversary, as the crypto exchange is taking the opportunity to double down on USDT’s problems and expand USD Coin (USDC) trading into 85 countries. USDT is the result of a collaboration between Coinbase and Jeremy Allaire’s Circle. According to the Coinbase website, the exchange does not support USDT. Coinbase Is Going All in With USDC Expansion It’s an…

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Bearish on Tether? Bitfinex Adds USDT Margin Trading

Tether Crypto trading platform Bitfinex has announced the opening of a margin trading service for the USDT/USD trading pair. According to the platform, the aim of the new service is to improve its stablecoin offering so as to remain consistent with market evolution and user demand. With immediate effect, traders will be able to carry out leveraged trades for the trading pair, which means that they will be able to borrow money from the platform to exchange USD and USDT. After this activation, Bitfinex also plans to enable margin trading for…

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Stablecoin Company Tether Ltd. Made $6.6 Million in Interest from January to July 2018, Report Does Not Confirm Full Cash Reserves

An investigative report by Bloomberg News has revealed that Tether makes a substantial amount of interest on its US Dollar reserves. The US Dollar reserves are kept in banks across several jurisdictions including Canada, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. According to bank statements seen by Bloomberg, Tether earned at least $6.6 million in interest between January 2018 and July 2018, which potentially raises a question about whether Tether’s operating practices should benefit the company more than its users. The report further reveals that while Tether may in fact have the cash reserves…

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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 management team with Tether — pulled USDT out of circulation by depositing them into the treasury address. Tether has not issued any new tokens in October, and the last time that new tokens entered circulation was…

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