Tether (USDT) Accidentally Creates $5 Billion in Crypto

Stable coins, which are backed by fiat currency, have become an integral part of the crypto ecosystem over the past couple of years, and in that regard, Tether (USDT) is possibly the most well known. However, the very fact that it is backed by fiat makes it possible for it to be prone to certain errors, and that is exactly what happened yesterday when the team behind USDT made a mistake that had an effect on the wider crypto market for some time. Administrative Error In an astonishing development, the…

Bitcoin’s Share of $350 Billion Crypto Market Highest Since 2017

Bitcoin has done it again, hitting a new 2019 high above $12,000 before retracing slightly. At 21:00 UTC on June 25, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization broke from sideways trading after being held beneath $11,400 for over 11 hours. However, perhaps most notable is the fact that bitcoin also crossed above 60 percent market dominance for the first time in over 17 months. A metric maintained by data provider CoinMarketCap, the Bitcoin Dominance Index shows bitcoin continues to gain altitude at a time when broader confidence in the…

Crypto Market Rallies $15 Billion: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap gained momentum and broke the key $252.0B resistance area. Bitcoin price surged above the $8,500 and $8,650 resistance levels. Litecoin (LTC) price remains in a strong uptrend and is trading nicely above $134. Bitcoin cash price is grinding higher towards the $420 and $425 resistance levels. EOS price is back above the $6.50 level and it may even break the key $6.75 resistance area. Stellar (XLM) price is about to gain momentum above the $0.1250 level. The crypto market cap gained sharply, with positive moves…

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

Blockchain project Polkadot’s bid for a $1.2 billion valuation has hit a snag. Since January, the Web3 Foundation, the Switzerland-based nonprofit behind the project, has been trying to raise up to $60 million through a private token sale. According to people familiar with the situation, three Chinese funds have agreed to invest $15 million in the project’s DOT tokens. However, these three investors agreed to pay prices that, on average, valued the project below $1 billion, the sources said – falling short of the unicorn threshold Polkadot was reportedly seeking.…

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…

‘Not a White Paper’: Marketing Document Details $1 Billion Bitfinex Token Sale

New details are emerging about a planned $1 billion token sale to be held by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, two cryptocurrency companies currently being sued by the state of New York for allegedly covering up a $850 million loss in customer funds. Released today on Twitter by known company shareholder and over-the-counter trader Zhao Dong, a 3-page “marketing document” details the specifics of how the sale might ultimately take place, while noting throughout that it is not intended to be legally binding. For example, the document…

Crypto Theft Could Hit $1.2 Billion in 2019, Says Cipher Trace

Crypto theft has greatly reduced this year compared to last year as regulators continue to enhance their scrutiny and the enforcement of anti-money laundering controls. Crypto Theft Could Hit $1 billion Mark Despite being $500 million less than last year, crypto theft could still go well beyond a billion dollars by the end of this year. A quarterly report released on May 1 by Cipher Trace indicates that investigatory specialists had found that over $356 million worth of crypto had been stolen in Q1 2019. The amount stolen includes the CoineBene…

4 Billion Crypto Adopters Will Outnumber Internet Users, Predicts Binance CEO

By CCN.com: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao boldly claims that cryptocurrency will reach more users than the internet in a matter of years. His wildly bullish prediction suggests that over 4 billion people on the planet will use crypto in the near future. In a few years, there will be more users in #crypto than there are users for internet today. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 30, 2019 Crypto: bigger than the internet Current estimates suggest that 58 percent of the global population have access to the internet. That’s a total…

Rakuten Taps Chinese Blockchain Firm for $60 Billion Authenticity Market

By CCN: In 2008, at least 54,000 Chinese babies suffered after ingesting formula that had been contaminated. Demand for safe products has grown year over year, every year, since then. Companies like blockchain-centric Techrock have capitalized on this market by finding unique solutions to the authenticity problem. Techrock uses the blockchain to track every step of a product’s lifecycle and rewards consumers for verifying it through their mobile phones. Chinese Consumers Increasingly Willing to Pay a Premium for Authentic Imported Food In China, it is reportedly difficult to get authentic…

Crypto Slaughter Bleeds $8 Billion Wipeout in Minutes; Bitcoin Recovers Swiftly

By CCN.com: The valuation of the crypto market dropped by $8 billion in a matter of minutes after the office of New York Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against iFinex, alleging Bitfinex of mismanaging $850 million in Tether funds. Bitcoin fell by 7.5 percent at its day’s low point. Following the filing of the lawsuit by the Attorney General against iFinex, the bitcoin price dropped from $5,500 to $5,085 as many investors panic sold. Bitcoin is down about 5 percent in the past 24 hours (source: coinmarketcap.com) But, the…