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Bittrex and Poloniex Targeted in Class-Action Crypto Manipulation Suit

The plaintiffs behind a class-action alleging that Bittrex and Tether drove the 2017 bull run through market manipulation have requested the issuance of summons to exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex.  The lawsuit, first filed in October 2019, alleges that veteran cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its sister company Tether inflated the supply of Tether’s USDT stablecoin without …

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Hackers Move Another $800K in BTC Stolen From the 2016 Bitfinex Breach

Another $800,000 worth of bitcoin from the Bitfinex hack of four years ago has been moved to an unknown wallet. Whale Alert reports that hackers transferred 77.64 bitcoin (BTC) on Tuesday, which amounts to $797,000 at the time the alert was issued. The thieves last moved about $255,000 or 28.4 BTC on May 22, in …

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Do Zero-Reserve Loans Make Tether Better Off Backed by Bitfinex Stock?

Earlier this week, Tether (USDT) was making headlines for flippening XRP and taking the number three spot for largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Confidence in the leading stablecoin seems to have returned, despite Tether and Bitfinex still being embroiled in two ongoing court proceedings — one of which relates to an $850 million cash loan …

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Bitcoin Worth $282K from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack on the Move

The cryptocurrency community has noticed a number of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex breach has been moved. A small 30 BTC transaction ($282,000) from the stash has moved from the hacker’s address to an unknown bitcoin address. The last time coins from the Bitfinex incident moved was June and August 2019, as the …

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More Than $220M in Bitcoin Withdrawn from Crypto Exchanges Since the Halving

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a great number of BTC withdrawn from cryptocurrency trading platforms and after the third BTC halving, the trend has picked up once again. Data from Glassnode’s Bitcoin Exchange Net-Flow statistics show that close to 24,000 BTC has been withdrawn since May 11. Additionally, statistics from Bituniverse’s exchange reserve data indicate …

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If Blockchain Is the Door to the Future of Finance, Liquidity Is the Key

In the cryptocurrency industry, liquidity is king. But how we measure and perceive liquidity varies greatly. Amid uncertain times and volatile market conditions, many traders are revising their trading strategies to consider every facet of their portfolio. This includes how they evaluate the liquidity of an asset or an exchange altogether. While it is evident …

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Bitfinex, Tether Seek Subpoenas Across US in Hunt for Missing $800M

The Bitfinex crypto exchange is making a new push to find and potentially recover more than $800 million in user funds seized by legal authorities in four different countries after its payment processor’s bank accounts were frozen.  iFinex Inc., Bitfinex’s parent firm, applied for subpoenas in Colorado, Arizona and Georgia this month, asking federal courts …

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Market Outlook: Crypto Market Prices Rally Ahead of Bitcoin Halving, BTC Up $1K in 24 Hours

Cryptocurrency markets are bullish on April 29, as BTC prices have spiked over 11.8% in the last 24 hours touching a high of $8,740 per coin during Wednesday’s trading sessions. Bitcoin has gained 130% in value since the market rout on March 12 otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday.’ Many believe the cause behind the higher …

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