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JPMorgan Thinks BTC Could Surpass $100K By the End of the Year

Financial giant JPMorgan recently stated in a new report that the world’s number one digital currency by market cap – bitcoin – could potentially reach a price of around $130,000 by the time the year is out. JPMorgan Is Predicting Big Things for BTC In the document, JPMorgan writes the following: Considering how big the financial investment into gold is, any such crowding out of gold as an alternative currency implies big upside for bitcoin over the long term. A...

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Bitfinex Derivatives Launches Contracts for Tether Gold-Bitcoin With up to 100x Leverage

A year after the release of XAUt – a commodity-backed token pegged to gold – Bitfinex has announced the launch of a perpetual contract for the trading pair Tether Gold/Bitcoin. The new product will be settled in BTC and will offer up to 100x leverage for users. XAUt/Bitcoin Perpetual Contract on Bitfinex Launched in 2012, Bitfinex is among the oldest cryptocurrency trading venues owned and operated by iFinex Financial Technologies Limited. Back in 2019, the Hong Kong-based...

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NY’s Letitia James: You Must Be Very Careful Investing in Crypto

New York attorney general Letitia James has issued a statement to all residents of New York warning them that cryptocurrencies are risky, and that they should think twice before investing in them. Letitia James Warns Against Crypto Usage In the statement, she also takes aim at all cryptocurrency businesses, claiming that if they do not follow the rules set forth by New York and the rest of the country, they are likely to face serious monetary and legal consequences. This...

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Tether, Bitfinex Settle Major Legal Case in New York

Tether and Bitfinex have settled their case with the New York Attorney General’s office. Both companies have agreed to pay as much as $18.5 million to make the issues of the past finally disappear. The Tether Bitfinex Fiasco Has Come to an End Both companies have been under serious investigation for the last few years after having been accused of working to cover up an $850 million loss of both corporate and client funds. As a result of the settlement, both Tether and...

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Settlement With NYAG Reached: Tether and Bitfinex to Pay $18.5M and Stop Servicing NY Clients

Tether and Bitfinex will no longer be able to trade with New York citizens and will have to pay $18.5 million in penalties as their two-year-long legal case with the New York Attorney General office came to an end. The case started in April 2019 when the NYAG office alleged the popular exchange Bitfinex of losing $850 million and using Tether funds to secretly cover the losses to the payment processor Crypto Capital. The funds were actually confiscated by government authorities from the US,...

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Tether Freezes $1.7M in USDT Stolen in Yearn Finance Exploit

Following the recent attack on the Yearn.Finance protocol, major U.S. dollar stablecoin company Tether froze $1.7 million worth of USDT stolen from the platform. Meanwhile, Bitfinex disclosed that it had made the last loan repayment to Tether.Tether Freeze Raises Centralization ConcernsTether CTO Paolo Ardoino announced the news of the USDT freeze via his Twitter handle on Friday (Feb. 5, 2021). The company’s action would subsequently prevent the hacker from spending the stolen funds.....

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Tether’s General Counsel: iFinex v. NYAG Case Continues with a Court Meeting in 30 Days

The January 15th deadline passed, and, as somewhat expected, the parties in the NYAG v iFinex case are yet to conclude the production and submission of the requested documentation.As reported by CryptoPotato earlier, January 15th was a much-anticipated date regarding the case between the New York Attorney General’s office and iFinex – the parent company of both Tether and Bitfinex.On this date, iFinex had to produce a bulk of documents requested by the office of the NYAG. The latter alleges,...

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Whale Alert: Over $400 Million Worth of USDT Just Sent To Huobi – Is Something Cooking?

Over $400 million worth of the most popular stablecoin Tether (USDT) has been sent to the cryptocurrency exchange Huobi over the past couple of hours. Two of the transactions were sent from an unknown address with a total worth of around $304 million, while another transfer worth $100 million was sent from Bitfinex. Over $400 Million Worth of USDT Flows In Huobi in Hours Whale Alert, the popular service that tracks abnormally large transactions, just flashed a few times in a...

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Bitfinex Wants Dismissal of ‘Unfounded’ $1.4 Trillion Bitcoin Market Manipulation Lawsuit

Bitfinex and sister firm Tether moved to dismiss a Bitcoin manipulation lawsuit filed against them in October last year. The crypto companies said that the allegations are baseless.Bitfinex And Tether Call For Dismissal Of ‘Preposterous’ LawsuitIn October 2019, a group of bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders David Leibowitz, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz, and Pinchas Goldshtein filed a class-action lawsuit against Bitfinex and Tether claiming that the crypto exchange and...

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Bitfinex Asks for Help in Recovering Stolen Crypto

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is looking for a little help in recovering more than $1 billion in stolen bitcoin funds.Bitfinex: We Need Your Assistance!The company saw more than $1.3 billion in crypto mysteriously vanish from its platform in the year 2016. After four long years, the exchange is no closer to recovering the funds. Executives are hoping someone involved in the theft or someone with knowledge of the incident will come forward and lending a hand. Those that do will be privy to...

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