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Crypto.com Steps Up To Boost Security And Privacy Studies Via Donations

Hong-kong based cryptocurrency exchange, Crypto.com, known for its industry-standard security measures, announced on Thursday that it is granting a donation of an undisclosed amount to the Crypto Research Lab of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in order to boost the analysis of security and privacy in this age of digital revolution. The crypto exchange inked […]

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After TerraUSD (UST) De-Pegging Scare, Tether (USDT) Releases Report Claiming It Has Fully Backed Reserves

As the most recent crypto market crash is putting the spotlight on stablecoins, one of the leading dollar-pegged tokens says its valuation remains secure. In a new post, Tether Holdings Limited announced that not only is its signature product Tether (USDT) backed by more assets than liabilities, the company is reducing its commercial investments in […]

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Tether Cuts 17% Of Its Commercial Paper Holdings Over Q1 2022

As per the official report published on May 18, Tether, the issuer of the world’s most used stablecoin, USDT, has cut 17% of its commercial paper holdings and increased United States Treasury bills with this reserve amount to back its stablecoin, USDT. Tether made the reduction over Q1 2022 and continues for a further 20% decline since April 1. The firm will highlight this 20% reduction in the Q2 report. The crypto project took these steps following the USDT stablecoin losing its dollar peg. The stablecoin dropped to 95 cents on May 12. In addition, to assuage users’ fears over the catastrophic effects of the recent bloodbath, Tether noted that its reserves were “fully-backed” in a blog post on Thursday. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Reclaims $30K, Why Bulls Face Uphill Task According to the statement of the stablecoin issuer, it has decreased commercial paper holdings. As a result, the holdings decreased from $24 billion to $20 billion in the first quarter. As well as, the company increased its investments in the market money funds and U.S. treasury bills during that time. The firm has added 13% to its Treasury Department and lifted the investment amount from $35.5 billion to $39 billion. Chief technical officer at Tether, Paolo Ardoino, expressed; Tether has maintained its stability through multiple black swan events and highly volatile market conditions and, even in its darkest days. Tether has never once failed to honor a redemption request from any of its verified customers. Tether Affirms It Is “Fully Backed” He further added; This latest attestation further highlights that Tether is fully backed. And that the composition of its reserves is strong, conservative, and liquid.  In February 2021, New York Attorney General alleged the firm had misrepresented the figure of fiat collateral through which stablecoins USDT is backed. The company settled the legal dispute with A.G by paying an $18.5 million fine. And since then has been liable to disclose its reserve every quarter per the settlement. As a result, Tether reported its reserve allocation for Q4 2021 last February. According to that report, the company has reduced its commercial paper holdings from $30 billion to $24 billion, diminished by 20%. Continued redemptions from USDT would cause forced sales of commercial holdings, possibly leading to spillover in contagion in the traditional financial market, said Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, an JP Morgan Chase & Co. analyst on Thursday. Citing the outflows of the Tether, Panigirtzoglou said; This is not all exiting crypto markets as around $5 billion appears to have shifted to USDC and Binance USD. Related Reading | Bitcoin Selling Pressure Continues As Long-Term Holder SOPR Spikes Up Tether has a market capitalization of over $74 billion at the time of writing. While Tether’s reported assets backing USDT have exceeded $82 billion. To assure users that Tether is stable as its name sounds, over the last two weeks of market volatility, Tether highlighted that it would “honor all redemptions from verified customers” for USDT. Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com  

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NFT traders increasingly flocking to Solana

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Solana NFTs saw $295 million in volume during April Integration with OpenSea has boosted entire ecosystem Near-zero gas fees and low barriers to entry mean new NFT traders increasingly flocking to Solana Not Okay Bears derivative on Ethereum highlights how far Solana has come NFTs exploded onto the scene in 2021, with $17 billion in… More

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What do crypto whales do to maximize their wealth even in times of volatility?

What do crypto whales do to maximize their wealth even in times of volatility?

Individuals who hold a significant amount of cryptocurrency are often referred to as crypto whales. As these users have more liquidity to spread around, they are more eager to tap into low-risk yield farming. However, those options are available to anyone with any level of crypto holdings. Crypto Whales Seek New Opportunities There is much […]

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Cardano Adoption Surges As Number of ADA Wallets Breaks New All-Time High: CryptoCompare Report

New data shows that Ethereum challenger Cardano (ADA) is seeing a surge in adoption with the number of ADA wallets hitting a new all-time high despite a shaky April for the smart contract platform. A new report by CryptoCompare shows that the number of addresses holding Cardano rose to a record high last month amid […]

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Coinbase Research Report Details What’s Next for Bitcoin and Ethereum, Highlights New Class of Crypto Investments

US-based digital assets exchange Coinbase is analyzing what’s ahead for the crypto markets in the second half of 2022. Starting with Bitcoin (BTC), Coinbase says in a research report that the supply of the flagship crypto asset could shoot up as the actualization of the Mt. Gox compensation plan gets underway in the second half […]

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