Understanding the Tether fuss

U.S. regulators are reportedly looking into whether the controversial “stablecoin,” and crypto exchange Bitfinex, artificially fluffled bitcoin during last years price surge. Here’s an explainer.

The power of friendship. October 4, 2018. 

A U.S. federal court in Massachusetts, like the Lord naming the beasts of the virgin Earth, has declared cryptocurrencies to be “commodities” on Twitter. And the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, a federal body that prosecutes commodities fraud, has pronounced this good. Sayeth James McDonald, the CFTC’s director of enforcement:  “This is an important ruling that confirms the authority […]