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Last week, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) launched an investigation into Tether, arguably the most controversial stablecoin in the crypto space, over an alleged $850 million fraud. Tether’s legal counsel have since admitted that the stablecoin is now only 74% backed by it’s asset reserves.
A crypto money transfer startup located in Hong Kong has announced that it has launched the world's first stablecoin pegged to the Hong Kong dollar. Founded in 2014, Bitspark was created to enable the process of sending money across borders without the use of banks. Through its cashless money transfer...
Stablecoins have increased in popularity over the past few months, and one of the many reasons for this surge has been the volatility of the crypto market. This summer, some of the largest crypto exchanges provided listings of the most popular stablecoins on their platform, with the Gemini Dollar, Paxos,...
We previously covered the announcement of Centre and its first product USD Coin by Circle. Today, they have announced some news that will likely put USD Coin into the second stablecoin spot, behind the much maligned Tether. Coinbase has been announced as a co-founder of Centre and USD Coin alongside...
The sky is falling in Crypto today because its biggest stable coin has lost its peg to the dollar. Tether USDT, long claimed to be backed up by millions in fiat reserves, is no longer trading at a dollar, currently sitting at $0.966. A mere three and a half cents...