Tag Archives: Bitfinex

Ethereum Price Shorts Reach Record Levels

Advertisement Beginning on Thursday, crypto markets experienced a massive sell-off which affected most coins and brought down total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies to $200 billion, down $25 billion in the space of a few hours in what was overall a bearish week for cryptocurrencies as a whole, but ethereum in particular. Behaviour of investors indicates that the market… Read More »

Binance, Poloniex, Huobi All Own More Tether Than Bitfinex

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex now controls a “very small amount” of stablecoin Tether (USDT), new data shows following a shake-up of ownership. Bitfinex Sixth-Largest USDT Holder Produced by Element Group and uploaded to Twitter by CNBC commentator Ran Neuner October 18, statistics depicting the biggest USDT 00 holders reveal Bitfinex, which shares a CEO with Tether’s issuer, now only… Read More »

Report: Tether Limited May Be Planning to Wind Down Operations

Tether (USDT) is a stable coin. Stable coins have been lauded as the holy grail of crypto and the only avenue for the space to expand because of its ability to shield investors from volatility. Aside from regulatory concerns, Bitcoin and altcoin volatility is one of the reasons why the space is still considered “risky”. But as always,… Read More »

Bitfinex Struggles with Banks, Why Are Other Major Bitcoin Exchanges Just Fine?

Advertisement On October 6, major bitcoin exchange Bitfinex obtained banking services from HSBC with a private account held by a Hong Kong corporation. Less than two weeks after establishing HSBC as its primary bank to handle deposits and withdrawals, Bitfinex has moved to Bank of Communications, the fifth-largest bank in mainland China and Hong Kong, according to sources… Read More »

Long-Time Critic Explains Why Bitfinex is Unable to Work With Banks

Bitfinex’ed, a long-time critic of Bitfinex and Tether LLC, a company that oversees the development of stablecoin Tether (USDT), has stated in an interview with Modern Consensus that the “pretend KYC/AML” system of Bitfinex is preventing the exchange from obtaining banking services. For years, from the shutdown of the exchange’s Wells Fargo bank accounts to its troubles with… Read More »

Bitcoin Trades at $300 Premium on Bitfinex as Tether Faces Panic

As Tether faces credibility issues in the cryptocurrency market, holders are taking a 5 percent haircut as they exchange the stable coin for other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, on the Bitfinex exchange. The increased fear that each token issued may not be backed by one U.S. Dollar has resulted in a premium of up to $300 on the price of… Read More »

Bitcoin Trading at a $300 Premium on Bitfinex Amid Tether Decline

Speculation is rife that people are selling Tether in exchange for Bitcoin. This has led to Bitcoin trading at around a $300 premium on the Bitfinex exchange. Those using the Bitfinex exchange are finding that Bitcoin is trading at roughly a $300 premium compared to other exchanges. Many believe the price upswing is because traders who purchased the… Read More »

Untethered: The History of Stablecoin Tether and How It Has Lost Its $1 Peg

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Tether, a cryptocurrency that has long been a point of contention in the community, has seemingly been uppegged from the US Dollar. The stablecoin, by virtue of that very description, was linked… Read More »

Clear Waters? Tether (USDT) Recovers, Bitfinex Bitcoin Premium Subsides

Insiders: Bitfinex, Tether Finally Establish Banking Relationships  Both Tether (USDT) and Bitfinex, which are two formidable names in the cryptosphere, recently lost their primary banking partner, Noble Bank, in a move that sent this nascent market and industry into a frenzy. Now, just three weeks after Noble Bank’s apparent collapse, crypto media outlet The Block has revealed that… Read More »

Report: Bitfinex Shifts Its Banking Business to Hong Kong-Based Bank of Communications

Cryptocurrency trading platform Bitfinex has reportedly shifted its banking business to the Hong Kong-based Bank of Communications, the Block reported Oct. 16. A source familiar with the matter reportedly said that Bitfinex appears to be banking with the Bank of Communications through the private account “Prosperity Revenue Merchandising Limited.” According to the Block, Bank of Communications — which… Read More »