Bitfinex begins LEO token buyback, maintains no wrongdoing in $850 million shortfall

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Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced the launch of a transparency initiative to coincide with the beginning of the burn mechanism of the company’s LEO token. Bitfinex’s parent company iFinex sold $1 billion in LEO tokens for USDT from private investors during a 10-day token sale in May 2019 to cover an $850 million loss from Crypto…

Initial Exchange Offerings Are Showing No Sign of Slowing Down

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Six months in and initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are refusing to die. Following a year of ICO stagnation in 2018, it appeared that the crypto crowdfunding bubble had popped, sending tokenized projects back to the drawing board. Instead, the medium has been reborn under a different banner. In 2019, IEO token issuance is all the…

Bitfinex CTO says $1 billion fund raise complete, is it good for the crypto market?

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According to Paolo Ardoino, the chief technology officer (CTO) of Bitfinex, the crypto exchange has completed fundraising of $1 billion in tether (USDT). Ardoino said: “Bitfinex is able to raise 1b USDt in 10 days, in a private sale. Private companies, giants in our industry and outside, made investments for > 100m each. A legion…

Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

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Crypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Show Strong Recovery After Binance Loss

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Cryptocurrency markets are doing much better the day after the digital asset exchange Binance lost roughly 7,000 BTC ($40 million). Immediately after the trading platform officially announced the multi-million dollar loss, the cryptoconomy shed billions but since then most digital assets have recovered and markets are doing surprisingly well. Also read: $500K of BCH Shuffled…

Exploring Bitfinex’s emergency plan: a $1 billion initial exchange offering

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Zhao Dong, one of China’s biggest OTC traders, recently published a marketing document detailing iFinex Inc. plans to conduct an initial exchange offering (IEO), aiming to raise $1 billion. The move follows a probe led by the attorney general of the State of New York, which revealed the apparent loss of $850 million in funds…

New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether

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The crypto community has been laser focused on the current dilemma between Bitfinex exchange and New York prosecutors over the alleged loss of $850 million of co-mingled customer and corporate funds. After the craziness last week, the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office has now demanded that Bitfinex must show transparency by turning over documents…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Recover as Bitcoin Cash Leads the Charge Again

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On April 25, cryptocurrency markets tumbled after the controversy between the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office, the stablecoin company Tether, and Bitfinex exchange. Since then, prices have slightly recovered and the entire cryptoconomy regained $4.3 billion after losing $10 billion last Thursday. Moreover, out of the top 10 cryptos by market capitalization today, bitcoin…

Tether and Bitfinex confirm USDT is not fully backed by fiat, only 74% of tethers backed with cash

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Legal representatives for Bitfinex and Tether confirm the widely held suspicion that USDT is not one-to-one backed by US dollars. Court documents confirm tethers are only 74 percent backed, and those holding tokens are “subject to the risk of default, insolvency, inability to collect, and illiquidity.” Coming Untethered In February of 2019, Tether updated the…