Tag Archives: Tether

Top Cryptos See Mixed Gains & Losses, Bitcoin Fights to Stay Over $3,200

Saturday, Dec. 15: the top 20 cryptocurrencies report a mix of moderate gains and losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipping under $3,200 before climbing back above the price mark by press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin started the day around $3,228, but after a mid-day high of $3,275, it fell back to the current price of $3,232,… Read More »

Top Stablecoin ‘Basis’ May Shut Down Due to Regulation, What Went Wrong?

Advertisement On December 13, Frank Chapparo at The Block reported that Basis, a crypto stablecoin project that raised around $133 million in April, is terminating its operations and is in the process of returning the capital it raised to its investors. The project was funded by some of the largest venture capital firms in the technology space including Andreessen… Read More »

Stablecoins are Beginning to See Traction Outside of Crypto Exchanges

Advertisement According to statistics published in Diar, stablecoins have seen more than 1000% increased transaction activity on-chain since September. This is not to speak to the massive volume at which they are traded internally on crypto exchanges, which numbers in the several billions per day. The statistics are a change from previous times when the majority of Tether… Read More »

Crypto Market Update: Tether Climbs The Table Amid Shrinking Market Caps

FOMO MomentsCrypto markets are sliding again; Bitcoin SV, EOS, Monero and Tezos getting hit.Crypto markets are turning south again as minor gains get wiped out. Total market capitalization dropped below $110 billion during the morning’s Asian trading session as red dominates the charts at the moment.Dropping a further 2.5% on the day Bitcoin is heading towards the next… Read More »

Report: Stablecoins See Significant Growth in Adoption Over Recent Months

According to analysis by research firm Diar published Dec. 10, the adoption of stablecoins is growing based on the increasing number of on-chain transactions. Per Diar, four major stablecoins to date — USDC, True USD (TUSD), Paxos (PAX) and the Gemini dollar (GUSD) — have broken the $5 billion mark in on-chain transactions within the three-month period. November… Read More »

Tether Dominance Of Stablecoin Market Falls To 74%

As 2018 began, with only two competitors, Tether commanded 94 percent of the stablecoin market. With the year seeing the emergence of 8 new players in the space, that dominance has fallen to 74 percent. Flood Waters It seems that the cryptocurrency du jour is the US Dollar, or at least the stablecoins pegged to it. This year has… Read More »

Tether (USDT) Flips Litecoin (LTC) In a Sign of the Times

Cryptocurrency, Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT)–As the crypto markets fall into another price rout to kick off the final month of the year, with the price of Bitcoin dropping below $3800, controversial stablecoin USDT has managed to flip Litecoin to become the seventh largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Litecoin, the invention of industry mainstay Charlie Lee and often described… Read More »

Bitfinex Expands Stablecoin Listings to Provide ‘Agnostic Platform’

Stablecoins have been a point of contention in recent months especially for Bitfinex and its Tether auditing fiasco. In order to alleviate some of the concerns the crypto exchange has announced that it will list a further four stablecoins.More Stablecoins in The Crypto CauldronBitfinex still holds the reigns on Tether and that maybe what is holding it back.… Read More »

Stablecoin Wars: Bitfinex Adopts ‘Neutral’ Stance & Lists Major Tether Compeitors

Advertisement Users of crypto exchange Bitfinex and its associated token-trading platform Ethfinex now have a total of six stablecoin options for trading on either platform. Bitfinex Opens Platform to Tether Competitors As Bitfinex writes, for years the only major option in stablecoins was Tether (USDT), and for quite a while Bitfinex was the only way to cash in… Read More »