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The Race to Lead 3 Class-Action Suits Against IFinex Over 2017 BTC Bull Run Is On

One legal team looks to lead the three ongoing suits against IFinex alleging that illegal conduct involving iFinex’s subsidiaries Tether and Bitfinex was behind Bitcoin’s (BTC) 2017 bull run. Per a Jan. 13 filing with the court of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), the counsel for Eric Young, Adam Kurtz and David Crystal …

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Market Outlook: Bullish Trend Sends Crypto Prices Northwards

</header> <strong>Digital currency markets are seeing significant gains this week as the entire market capitalization gained $28 billion in the last seven days. Moreover, trade volume has spiked to a massive $100 billion and during the last 24 hours, numerous digital assets have gained between 3-48%.</strong> Also read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved …

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Booking.com-Partnered Travala Now Accepts Tether’s Controversial USDT

Crypto-friendly hotel booking giant Travala now accepts payment from a controversial cryptocurrency leader.    On Jan. 10, Travala announced that Tether (USDT) is now a valid form of payment at its two million linked properties. Travala CEO Matt Luczynski said: “Part of our mission is to provide our users with a wide choice of the most …

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Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Refiled in New District

</header> <strong>Ifinex Inc, parent firm of Bitfinex, finds its ongoing legal troubles further complicated as a November lawsuit has been withdrawn by the plaintiff and refiled in a new district. The company, whose close affiliations with both the Bitfinex crypto exchange and stablecoin Tether have continually raised suspicion, now faces at least three ongoing legal …

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A Lawsuit Alleging Tether and Bitfinex Manipulated the Bitcoin Market Has Been Dropped

A class-action lawsuit alleging Tether and Bitfinex manipulated the bitcoin market has been withdrawn by the plaintiffs. A document filed Jan. 7 in the Western District of Washington shows plaintiffs Eric Young and Adam Kurtz have opted for voluntary dismissal in their case against Tether and Bitfinex’s parent firm iFinex. The case was originally filed …

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Crypto Trading Privacy Gets a Boost as $15M of Tether Moves to Liquid Sidechain

Stronger privacy is coming to the largest stablecoin, tether, with a recent blockchain-to-blockchain swap of $15 million worth of tokens. At 11:27 UTC on Jan. 7, stablecoin issuer Tether conducted a cross-chain swap of some 15 million USDT reserves from ethereum to Blockstream’s Liquid, a federated sidechain running parallel to the bitcoin blockchain. The technical …

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Market Update: Top Cryptos Face Strong Resistance Ahead

</header> <strong>On January 6, digital currency markets saw decent gains as the entire crypto market capitalization surpassed the $200 billion mark at 3:50 p.m. EST. Since then most cryptocurrencies have tested heavy resistance and a slew of assets are being held back. Moreover, crypto trade volumes have increased significantly and there’s been roughly $83 billion …

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Bitcoin Climbs as Tether Gets $500M Injection in 5 Minutes

Bitcoin’s price jumped $200 in an hour and a half on Monday, rising to a 30-day high of $7,800. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed after the stablecoin tether (USDT) saw a major boost in market value. The 5 percent rise in bitcoin’s (BTC) price was preceded by a $500 million increase in …

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Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Version of Fractional Reserve Banking

</header> <strong>Stablecoins provide much sought after stability in the volatile crypto markets. They are sometimes even said to affect the price of bitcoin in drastic fashion. Tether (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/USDT” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>USDT</a>) in particular continues to be widely scrutinized for this, with recent lawsuits about conflicts of interest and price manipulation being hotly contested. …

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Burger King Venezuela Starts Bitcoin Payments in First of 40 Stores

Bitcoin (BTC) has come to Burger King in Venezuela as a new partnership opens up cryptocurrency payments at the fast-food chain. Confirmed in a tweet on Dec. 30, a single Burger King branch in the Sambil area of Caracas now accepts Bitcoin, along with altcoins Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB) and Dash (DASH), …

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