Bitfinex and Tether Ask Court to Loosen NYAG’s Fund Restrictions

Tether has asked a judge for more leeway to use its cash amid the New York Attorney General’s investigation of the stablecoin issuer and affiliated crypto exchange Bitfinex. According to new court documents filed Monday, the attorneys for each side failed to come to a consensus on what, precisely, Tether should be allowed to do with its holdings. The NYAG’s office wants to prevent “any affiliated entity” from touching funds in Tether’s reserve and a 90-day injunction. On the other hand, attorneys for Tether and iFinex, the parent firm of Bitfinex,…

Cryptocurrency Mainstream Adoption | Is Ebay the Answer?

Are we on the verge of mainstream adoption for digital currencies? The list of companies accepting payment in Bitcoin is steadily growing and now one of the biggest e-commerce sites is hinting at joining that list. Global e-retailing giant, Ebay, has stirred rumors via its latest promotional adverts. Let’s check this out. Mainstream Adoption – Ebay to Support Digital Assets? At the Consensus conference in New York, Ebay’s banners suggested the company is about to enter the cryptocurrency space. In a photo leaked on Telegram channel @PatronsOfTheMoon, the two banners read…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Where Is the Local Top for This Parabolic Run?

Summary: The bitcoin market has gone parabolic as we blasted off through two major weekly levels. The resistance got crushed due to a high amount of short positions that were force liquidated in an event known as a “short squeeze.” We are currently testing the $8,000 level but a major weekly resistance level looms directly overhead in the $8,150 area. The price structure is looking fairly climactic and we might see a strong round of selling hit the market that could potentially pull us down to retest the mid-$6,000s. If…

Bitcoin (BTC) Clears $7,500, This Is Just the Beginning–Mati Greenspan

Bitcoin (BTC) surge, up 34 percent Mati Greenspan confident that Bitcoin prices will surge to new highs as momentum builds up Prices may correct, that’s a possibility. However, unlike the deep correction of 2018, there is increasing awareness around Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. That is perhaps the reason why Mati Greenspan of Etoro is confident that BTC is in the early stages of a humongous bull rally in waiting. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals It’s all about price and ROI, and if that is the metric for gauging success, then…

Bitfinex’s Private Token Sale Raised $1 Billion in 10 Days, Exec Says

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has raised $1 billion through its native token in a private sale, according to its chief technology officer. Paolo Ardoino‏ tweeted Monday that Bitfinex has achieved the target in just 10 days, with participation from “giant” firms from both within the cryptocurrency industry and outside. The funds were collected in the form of USDT, the stablecoin operated by the closely-linked firm Tether, according to the tweet. Some of the investors, which were not named, invested over $100 million worth of tokens each, Ardoino‏ said, adding that others…