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Dequency Is Using Blockchain to Decentralize Music Usage Rights. Dequency’s goal is to make audiovisual collaboration easy, less expensive and to pay creators instantly. Historically, finding high quality music to use in visual projects has been a cumbersome process involving many different players.

Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino Remarks Hedge Funds Attempting To Sabotage USDT And Induce Panic.

Tether CTO: "Tether is Fully Backed, Has ‘Never Failed a Redemption’"

Do you think Tether USDT will be the next stablecoin to break its 1:1 peg to the dollar?

Hedge Funds Reportedly Shorting USDT With Hudreds of Millions: Tether CTO Responds

Hedge Funds Targeting USDT to Destabilize it: Tether CTO

Tether CTO Affirms Hedge Funds Tried to Short USDT

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Ripple co-founder and former CTO, Jed McCaleb, is running out of XRP to dump in the market. Currently has only 114 Million XRP Left.

StrikeX DD - $STRX - ( TradeStrike Reveal )

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ClubNFT: A Tool To Download All Of The IPFS Data Associated With All Of Your NFTs With The Click Of A Button

Blockchain Startup AltSwitch awarded Gold by industry experts from the Future Innovation Summit

Has anybody tried CTO Larssons course and can give a quick review / recommendation?

Blockchain Startup AltSwitch awarded Gold by industry experts from the Future Innovation Summit

Blockchain Startup AltSwitch awarded Gold by industry experts from the Future Innovation Summit

Tether Faces Ransom Demand and Massive Denial of Service Attack, According to CTO Paolo Ardoino

Ex-Sushi CTO Raises $8M for NFT Lending Platform Astaria

Tether CTO Confirmed DDOS Attacks on the Website

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StrikeX DD - $STRX - (Why the StrikeX Wallet will be a game changer)

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Polkadot

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DeFi projects need a layer 0 like Polkadot.

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Top 250.000 GitHub developers should really consider learning about Handshake. Here is why:

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Britain’s Crypto List: Here’s Who to Watch

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T1 CEX listing for Lillian Finance!? $Ly is the next generation medical blockchain

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With Tether’ Show of $82 Billion Reserves, Has Your Confidence in The USDT Stablecoin Risen?

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Tether CTO: Terra wasn’t a rug pull, it was a poorly designed ‘castle of cards’ By Cointelegraph

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The Tezos Ecosystem Career Fair!

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Terra wasn’t a rug pull, it was a poorly designed castle of cards - Tether CTO

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Does Anybody Know Why Tether CEO and CFO Are Basically Ghosts?

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Tether’s Circulating Supply Reduced by $7 Billion in a Week

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Online Crypto courses - CTO Larsson & Into The Cryptoverse

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USDT-dollar peg wobbles as markets continue to struggle: Tether CTO weighs-in

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USDT-dollar peg wobbles as markets continue to struggle: Tether CTO weighs-in

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LuckyDoge_Inu Successfully launched a few minutes ago | We break all barriers. We appear on a lot of Cryptocurrency communities | This is the fastest super meme to go to the moon

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Full LTO Network Community Hub AMA recap - Topic: Decentralized Identities use case with Les Ambassadeurs Casino in London.

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[longread] The Kadena ecosystem is rotten to the core

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Lillian Finance $LY - Medical blockchain, healthcare crypto project

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Quant will connect the Metaverse

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Ex-Jefferies Execs, Former Euronext FX CTO To Launch Crypto Exchange

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SCAMMER ALERT - Moonbeam foundation is trying to conceal they're promoting a shady actor (Beamswap CTO)

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Tezos To Reach 1000 Transactions Per Second With Upcoming Octez v13 Release

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Former SafeMoon CTO ‘Papa’ responds to fraud allegations from Coffezilla

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Ripple CTO David Schwartz Slams Elon Musk, Reveals Motive behind His Proposal to Take Over Twitter

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CTO LARSSON is one of the highest quality crypto channels on YouTube. Check him out when you get a chance.

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Tether is gaining momentum against competing stablecoins, says Tether CTO

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Another Safemoon Rat, Ben Phillips, pump-and-dumping $12,000,000 gets caught out by the blockchain.

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Revuto (REVU) - Micro Cap GEM from the Cardano ecosystem

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CTO Larsson explains the EU crypto regulation and proposes a solution

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EU regulations CTO Larsson take

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Binance poaches Microsoft's top executive as exchange's CTO

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Looking for a CTO for a grant-winning project

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Chainlink adds CTO of Diem Association and VP of LinkedIn to team

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StrikeX ⚡️$STRX⚡️TradeStrike - Updated DD

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Entrevista con el CEO y CTO de AGAM - Nuevo proyecto tratando de combati...

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Let's review the Lucky Block platform together

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I’m a neuroscientist writing a grant to study cryptocurrencies and the brain.

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CBDCs to Have Little Impact on Private Stablecoins, Claims Tether CTO

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Why you should invest in Harmony ONE

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Bitcoin and USDT become legal tender in Lugano, Switzerland

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Blockchain AI projects analysis

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Reminder that 3 Days left until the official AMA in r/CryptoCurrency with the CTO & CPO of Fetch.ai

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Reminder that 3 Days left until the official AMA in r/CryptoCurrency with the CTO & CPO of Fetch.ai

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Reminder that 3 Days left until the official AMA in r/CryptoCurrency with the CTO & CPO of Fetch.ai

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StrikeX DD - $STRX - (AMA 5)

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Satoshiswap is going to be listed on safemoon swap and moon! Load up and thank me later

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"I believe Alchemy will become the AWS of crypto." A $725 million VC revealed in an interview he just made major investments in crypto infrastructure. (He was also the CTO of GitHub when it was acquired for $8 billion.)

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"I believe Alchemy will become the AWS of crypto." A $725 million VC revealed in an interview he just made major investments in crypto infrastructure. (He was also the CTO of GitHub when it was acquired for $8 billion.)

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ADALend CEO Kaspars Koskins: “ $100M fine for BlockFi, Canada banking freeze highlights the importance of Decentralized Finance”

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I’m going to shill you a potential gem, maybe?

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Dequency raises $4.5M to build decentralized music licensing platform on Algorand

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Cofounder and CTO of Everipedia, and the IQ token, Travis Moore, found to have donated nearly 18000 to the illegal blockade of Ottawa, Canada

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Tech hypes and FOMO is affecting CTO's, Developers.

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Mark is the CTO of Microsoft Azure. I’m curious for everyone’s thoughts on this. Links with more info are in the comments.

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Mark is the CTO of Microsoft Azure. I’m curious for everyone’s thoughts on this. Links with more info are in the comments.

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I have an upcoming interview next week with a "blockchain" company

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MicroPets Community offers a Utility and Resources to help New and Veteran Investors to Earn and Learn

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StrikeX DD - $STRX - ( Bitcoin Integration in StrikeX Wallet )

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MicroPetsBSC New Staking Pools

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MicroPets New Pools TO THE MOON

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tldr; Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino says hedge funds spread rumors that Tether isn’t 100% backed and has 85% exposure to Chinese commercial paper (CP) holdings. CP holdings are unsecured and usually discounted short-term debt issued by businesses and banks to meet liabilities. Tether has never denied requests for redemptions at $1 and has more than 100% backing. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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Doesn't really matter, Tether will never collapse. Did you not see that the Tether CTO has just stated "Tether is Fully Backed, Has ‘Never Failed a Redemption'", so therefore your question is pointless. /s

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He's also the CTO and he's absolutely correct. It's not scammy to ask for KYC, especially when Changelly has a legal obligation to do. He also recommended using DEX's, which are also available via LL. Instead of shitting all over Ledger, how's about accept that you made the mistake of using a CEX swap service that asked for KYC.

This article details what has been alleged between Compass Mining and Dynamics2K. The recent turmoil has resulted in at least one lawsuit filed, and both the CEO and CTO resigning effective immediately.

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Why does the CTO put this out, not the CFO or CEO? Of a $60+ BILLION company? Have you EVER heard of such a ludicrous situation? Why are the CFO and CEO invisible? Answer: because Tether is a fraud. Worse, it is a fraud backed by international organised crime. The latter is the only global non governmental entity that can provide the ‘just in time’ funding to keep the Tether fraud afloat. When you consider Tether in that light, it all falls into place: the secrecy and arrogance. The bluff and taunting. Exemplified in men like Daniel Sestagalli: the court jester. The shenanigans in Lugano becoming the ‘crypto capital of the world’. If you know the Italian mafia, you know the truth about Lugano.

Mentions:#CTO#EVER

Obviously the day it fails a redemption is the exact same day that the jig is up and is also the day after the tether CTO already fucked off to be a fugitive in Belize with his $10 billion embezzled funds. So yeah, congrats "You haven't as of today skipped town yet" WOW impressive

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CTO was arrested for fraud. That was when I pulled my coins out.

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Even CTO Larsson guy with his Larsson Line and exceptionally well produced videos where he shares wisdom and good humour? He seems like a good guy?

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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tldr; Tether’s CTO Paolo Ardoino has responded to reports of hedge funds spending hundreds of millions of dollars to bet against stablecoin Tether. He said hedge funds are always spreading FUD about the company and its stablecoins, including arguments that USDT is not 100% backed or that the firm issues tokens from thin air. He added that hedge funds will eventually have to buy back USDT. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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tldr; Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino said today that hedge funds have been attempting to short the USDT stablecoin. Genesis Global Trading admitted that its hedge fund clients shorted Tether through its services. Tether has successfully redeemed $16 billion of USDT at full value in more than one month. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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it's not that they necessarily "don't give a shit" but that the technical literacy of most people is appallingly low. in the U S A police don't even need to know the laws which they are meant to enforce, they can strech the laws or enforce upon things which might be reasonable to assume are illegal activity is enough for them to abuse and harass whomever they want so long as they can spin the situation right (all the more reason that Miranda Rights being on the chopping block is terrifying) - - - with that said, law enforcement do not even need to be well-versed in information which would keep them from catastrophically failing at building an admissible case, shoot/ticket first and ask questions later, if the pigs don't even learn how to do their offline duties effectively then you cannot honestly expect them to figure out all of the relevant information to effectively traverse and parse blockchain? the CyberSecurity crews working for the 3 letter organizations are the college educated whom, for one reason or another, didn't move into the private sectors (or got poached and coerced to do the work because they got caught while *cough cough* "working in the *very* private sector" and government work was the alternative to jail time [some of the professors in the field are in that category]) i digress not too many go government because it isn't profitable in contrast with becoming a CTO... the few whom are in government squads are *usually* not agents in the traditional sense, some of them are but not many, and while they generally are used to dealing with police whom pass evidence up the chain to them they do not have the time to train the cops. Local LE are so helpless that the lead detective in my hometown used to get technical help from me from time to time when i was like 13 years old (long story) local cops give a shit but not enough to learn new tricks, which is good because this police state would be far more dangerous if the cops were competent

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Tether CTO says there has been coordinated attacks by traditional hedge funds trying to short $USDT

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Maybe that is your experience, but what holds true for you doesn't make it true for the world. Within my circle of friends, for example, I have a 58 year old CTO, 50 year old system engineer and several 50+ network admins; all are very tech savvy. Ageism is just as ignorant as racism.

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I can respect a well constructed argument against Crypto. I may disagree but I understand. Dismissing Blockchain as trash is a huge flag the guy's a moron. Back in 2016 I had a business partner who was an IT department head at a very large credit reporting agency. I through him got to discuss Blockchain with their CTO. They - multibillion dollar multinational were both quite concerned the technology could render some of their data models redundant and they were also interested in developing on chain themselves as a hedge. Blockchain could also completely revolutionise insurance, health records, traditional finance, authentication, pretty much anything where a central authority provides a service for a premium to query a sensitive dataset.

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>Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino claims that USDT was **practically never de-pegged.** This is far less persuasive than he probably thinks it is lmao

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> did you at least watch the bloomberg clip? Yes, he just called it "FUD" despite the fact his own CTO admitted they would be margin called at $21,000: >Early last month, MicroStrategy CTO Phong Lee reassured concerned shareholders that the biggest Bitcoin holder among publicly traded companies had nothing to worry about as another Crypto Winter approached. “Essentially, **Bitcoin needs to be cut in half, or around $21,000, before we’d have a margin call,**” Lee told investors on a quarterly earnings call. apparently some people don't realize the difference between a margin call and a liquidation. Regardless, liquidation on one 205 million dollar loan is not the serious threat to MicroStrategy, as I've already said its the interest payments on 2.4 billion dollars worth of debt, which they cannot afford, because they haven't made a profit in 2 years, and are losing money faster now than they were in those 2 years. >They do $500M in revenue a year and you think this company is going to go bankrupt because they bought over 100k of bitcoin? You realize a company has to make profits, not just revenue to stay in business right? They made -535 million dollars net income last year, this year its going to be even worse since they've already made a 1.5 billion dollar loss. >Unless the price goes down to 3,500k then it's game over for him but the FUD around him being in trouble is nothing right now How do you think a company with less than 99 million dollars cash on hand (3 months after borrowing 205 million dollars), can afford to pay 40 million dollars in interest payments a year for the next 4 years when they haven't made a profit in 2 years?

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Key word is that the CTO, the Chief Tech officer, *thinks* it is one of the top 12. Doesn’t confirm that it is.

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tldr; Tether (USDT) is set to carry out an audit with a top 12 firm in order to provide more transparency on its reserves. The audit is not with one of the big four auditors owing to concerns over repetitional risk caused by the absence of legislative regulations around stablecoins. Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino is optimistic that the failure of Terra will hasten the development of a regulated framework for stablecoins and their backing *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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The Colombian president talks about Bitcoin, his views about the asset, the country's stance on it, and more Bitcoin in Colombia While stressing out that he is not a politician perse, Castro Sierra outlined his connection to the political scene in Colombia. It includes being the CTO of a presidential campaign, Deputy Minister and is now the Advisor to the Presidency.He clarified that his role is entirely related to technology and digital transformation. With various projects related to those two spheres, Castro Sierra outlined some of the progress achieved so far and said the country has become focused on BTC and other virtual currencies

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tldr; Tether will undertake a full audit with a top 12 accounting firm to improve transparency of its USDT reserves. It comes as USDT has steadily lost market share following a series of redemptions in recent weeks. Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino claims that USDT was practically never de-pegged. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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Look up CTO Larsson. His indicator gets trends right 40% of the time and has stop losses below if it’s proved wrong.

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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CTO of Bitcoin here. Bitcoin's DLNA and RDP server is currently misbehaving and out team is working hard to fix it. We'll update you when it gets fixed. Thank you for using Bitcoin!

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"Attack is now mitigated. AS-CHOOPA is the main ASN identified by cloudflare." Source: [Tether CTO](https://twitter.com/paoloardoino/status/1538178126420770817?s=20&t=Gm8NktrSBNbnjbTbVRvyBA)

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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also their Co-Founder and CTO's name is Nuke Goldstein the simulation is just fucking with us at this point

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https://news.earn.com/quantifying-decentralization-e39db233c28e https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1334388563832496130?lang=en-GB Here's the first time the Nakamoto Coefficient was purposed, in 2017. By a guy named Balaji S. Srinivasan, former CTO for Coinbase. All the other misinformation you posted is that easy to debunk too. If people haven't before it's because they don't give you the time. DYOR please because whoever told you this model was made by *Satoshi* isn't looking out for your best interests.

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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tldr; Christine Brown, Robinhood Crypto's first COO, has joined Floor, a token-gated NFT portfolio tracking platform. Floor has raised $8 million in seed funding from 6th Man Ventures, Collab+Currency, Crypto.com, and others. Brown joins Floor with CEO Chris Maddern and CTO Sid Dabral, the co-founders of Button. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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And how are they getting the bitcoin in the first place? The on/off ramps are a big issue in Africa. This is a good article by a high level CTO truly building inclusive banking in Africa. He does go off the cliff at the end but his points remain. https://www.wave.com/en/blog/crypto/

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tldr; A proposed crypto bill sponsored by US Senators Cynthia Lummis, Republican of Wyoming, and Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, aims to install guide rails around the digital asset space. "The bill matters as it is a step in the right direction for legislation and definition of ‘crypto,” ORE System CTO Nick Donarski said. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/v2re03/monthly_optimists_discussion_june_2022/).

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Wait, isn't it common knowledge the space is plagued with scammers? The fact that crypto Twitter (the surface one at least) is full with typical fake-it-until-you-make-it kind of people providing copium and straight up lies is the first thing I noticed when I joined, coordinated pump and dumps organized by the same individuals on Telegram doesn't sound new at all to me either (*cough* Kasta *cough*). We've also all seen how Luna went, and there are many more projects with no actual roadmap other than pushing the price up indefinitely to maximize profits and then dip as soon as the money isn't enough to justify pretending to be trying to innovate anymore. Many projects were created with credible roadmaps, spread out enough to cover the bull run, that have no utility or aren't sustainable and will eventually disappear. Price and volume manipulation are a bit harder to identify but there are big players with a lot of money to throw around and know the right people in the right places (for example it's pretty convenient if you know the founder, CEO or CTO of a CEX). Same thing with NFTs, quite a few instances of people with wealthy friends pumping the perceived value of their art that were exposed from the beginning. Talking about NFTs, no surprise that many projects are half assed with only devs trying to sell heinous drawings they don't care about; have you checked what people used to buy for millions months ago? I could go on for some time, but I don't have time to read the whole post again and comment on everything that was brought up, but my TL;DR is: I doubt anything that could be released is inherently new or that surprising, at least to people that have a good amount of skepticism when dealing with the far west of crypto. Maybe there are projects that will be directly named that have in the past managed to sneak under the radar that will implode faster, but nothing that time itself wouldn't have taken care of; I mean, for how long can you pretend to be doing something without people eventually realising nothing is being done? Did I miss something or the "hacker" has just found out that the world is full of opportunists and assholes?

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A team of 50 people is a company to me... Even if their CTO, whole Dev team, CEO, or whatever believes in a endless Bullrun... Contract at least 1 person more to out a bit of rationality there. > OTC u.u anyway I ll follow their thread. Ty for the input

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+1 for swan .. CTO and co-founder is a good friend of 20+ years and the one who orange pilled me years ago.

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Hello all, I've dabbled in the top 30 cryptocurrencies, and by far Polkadot is the most promising. As you know, the DeFi market is just starting to emerge. I'm not sure how long it will take for institutions and businesses to incorporate Blockchain technology and defi products, certainly once regulation sets in. In fact, it has been happening now with GameStop, Chipotle, and FIFA etc. However, currently the market is filled with rugpulls, bad fundamentals, and packs security and interoperability. Polkadot aims to solve both security and interoperability, and unlike Cosmos DOT has a more important function. Polka dots algorithm sets the rate of inflation and rewards, and everyone who holds DOT gets a say on the network, and even projects through crowdloans. Currently most layer ones don't have a layer 0 that provides both security and interoperability, leaving many projects to either be hacked or exploited through bridges. Take advantage of being early, and focus on what will create a decentralized sector of business. Processing speeds do no matter right now, as NFTs are only being used for I'll purposes. These NFT's instead of being digital art, can be used for storing private information for businesses, and provide security through a Blockchain: which is what Polkadot provides and diminishes the possibility of error in security and interoperability. Once parathreads get released, businesses can license a slot for themselves, keeping information stored etc. NFT gaming can also start within the ecosystem, if a project gets enough DOT for a crowdloan then they will have enough demand from DOT holders who funded the project and received DOT rewards as well as the projects native token. An inflation rate helps encourage DOT holders to participate in the ecosystem, and stakers help secure the ecosystem. I must say, after trying many different staking systems of various projects, ADA, AVAX, SOL, LUNA, and even COSMOS. Staking on Polkadot.js may be more technical, but provides compounding interest, and a clear information of what your asset is doing. To add to the fact, staking cycles through different nominators consistently: allowing for further decentralization between validators. As a cherry on top, Gavin Wood was a former CTO of Ethereum. He developed Solidity, the Ethereum EVM, and the yellow paper of Ethereum. He was an important member to Ethereums success, and is overlooked compared to Vitalik Buterin: who I respect just as much as Gavin Wood. Personally, I hold both Ethereum and DOT as I don't believe in crypto maximalism, and believe they will both help evolve the space entirely. The thing with crowdloans is the only risk you put in is the risk of opportunity through staking, typically a lock up for a project is 2 years. But with high risk comes high rewards, and if you make the correct choices you will end up with more than what you would have gotten if you had only staked. You can never lose your DOT in a crowdloan. DOT is undervalued, and projects are being auctioned for a parachain slot as we speak! Once further development comes to these wonderful projects, we will see the power of the community of Polkadot. The system is entirely genius, and is one of a kind. It is both impressive tech, and will come to be an excellent investment. If you want to invest into the future, invest into Polkadot where amazing projects in the future will be built up on, and handled through the community.

> Chipotle may not have announced by they have acknowledged it: Does it not strike you as odd that apparently they had a partnership with Flexa but made 0 announcement of this big roll out only to just wait for some random blogger to email them about it? Why even bother scheduling a single meeting on accepting this new form of payment if they're not going to bother making any announcement its not usable? It would not be the first time a crypto company has bragged about a non-existent corporate partnership. Seems more likely the CTO just wants to be seen as down with the latest hot trend so is happy to go along with "yeah you can sell crypto to buy our gift cards through 3rd parties, that's totally the same thing as us accepting crypto. Chipotle is totally down with the NFT blockmains web 4.0 meta-future-verse" >However, Flexa is rolling a new product called Flexa Payments, which initiates a different flow for the consumer. This new product will allow consumers to pay from any wallet (non-custodial, think MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, etc.), and likely will be the merchant presenting a QR code. If and when they get merchants to accept this then they can brag about how places are acceping Flexa. til then I'm pressing X to doubt.

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All of your points are true, but another true thing that you failed to include is the premium list that he has. As the cost is pretty high (\~100$ per month) it takes just a few dozen people subscribing and you don't have to work or actually do any crypto-investments to get quite a lot of cash. Given the size of his channel it wouldn't surprise me if he had way over 1000 subscribers. Calculate yourself how much is that. Some time ago I've watched his videos, but they are extremely repetitive (in the sense that after watching them for a month you basically know 99% of what he's going to say in the new video) and he produced way too much content that was way too long, but lately he cut down on that and I see he does just 1 video per day (last year he could make as much as 3 videos daily). He has pretty good insights and good methodology, but it is unclear whether his main source of income is his non-crypto work (if he has any), crypto investments or the premium paid list. Generally the only thing I'm willing to accept being shilled are some merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, posters or whatever. Any premium list, telegram group, discord server or trading course is an extremely huge red flag for me, that's why I also don't like "CTO Larsson" that much... Some of the big channels that I watch from time to time that also pass this simple test are "Coin Bureau" and "Invest Answers", but IA mixes really good info with extremely crappy predictions (like LUNA, also he likes SOL very much and I'm pretty sure he expects it to moon even harder in the future, according to his "retire on Solana" videos).

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King: Do Kwon CTO: Do Kwon Lead blockchain architect: Do Kwon Lunch lady: Do Kwon Janitor: Do Kwon

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tldr; Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino said existing regulations mean the company does not need to release full disclosure of its assets and claims it has no need to silence its critics. Tether has repeatedly promised to conduct an audit, but has repeatedly failed to produce one. The company has previously issued attestations of the assets that it held. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/uvunu3/britains_crypto_list_heres_who_to_watch/).

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Personally: Benjamin Cowen, Coin Bureau, Digital Asset News, Invest Answers, and CTO Larsson

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Tezos is literally doing the things Eth and Cardano want to do in 5 years from now. Here are some job listings. Blokhaus: A Marketing and Communications agency working in the web3 space. https://blokhaus.io/careers Account Supervisor (Remote) Digital Production Designer (Remote) Freelance Writer (Remote) Graphic Designer (Remote) Senior Public Relations Manager (Remote) Smartlink: A leading provider of escrow smart contract services that leverages the agility and security of Tezos chain for its smart contracts. https://www.smartlink.so/careers/ CTO – Senior Blockchain Engineer (Remote) Senior Blockchain Developer (Remote) Senior Front-end Developer (Remote) Graphic Designer (Remote) Digital Marketing Manager (Remote) Technical Content Writer (Remote) Interpop: Company that’s forging the future of digital fandom with comic, game, and collectible NFTs minted responsibly on the Tezos blockchain. https://www.interpop.io/company Frontend Engineer (Remote) Senior Backend Developer (Remote) Senior Security DevOps Engineer (Remote) Senior SWE Generalist (Remote) SWE Generalist (Remote) Madfish: Blockchain technology company that concentrates on developing open-source projects for the Tezos DeFi ecosystem. Some of their products are: Temple wallet, QuipuSwap, Sol2Ligo. https://djinni.co/jobs/company-madfish-fb319/ React Native JS Developer (Remote) Middle Senior React Native JavaScript Developer (Remote) Nomadic Labs: One of the largest research and development centers within the Tezos ecosystem. This Paris-based company brings together more than 60 engineering researchers working to develop and enhance the Tezos protocol. https://www.nomadic-labs.com/careers/ DevOps Engineer (Paris) Ecosystem Developer (multiple positions) (Europe) Technical Writer (Paris) Application Software Engineer (Paris) Engineering Manager (Paris) Senior Support Engineer (multiple positions) (Europe) Distributed Consensus Algorithm Expert (Paris) Senior Software Engineer (Paris) Internships (multiple positions) (Remote) (Paris) Tarides: International software company founded in 2018 by pioneers of systems and functional programming. The team includes experts in virtualisation, distributed systems and programming languages, with a strong academic and industry background. https://tarides.com/careers Engineering Project Manager (Remote) Head of Marketing and Communications (Remote) Head of Consulting Services (Remote) Team Lead - Software Engineering (Remote) Senior Software Engineer - Irmin (Remote) Senior Software Engineer - Benchmark tooling (Remote) \*Open to Spontaneous Application (Remote)

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/uvunu3/britains_crypto_list_heres_who_to_watch/).

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tldr; Jameson Lopp, the Co-founder and CTO of bitcoin security provider Casa, joins Steven McClurg and C.J. Wilson on this week’s “Bitcoin Bottom Line” episode from an undisclosed location. They discuss Lopp's anonymity, how he has been avoiding public appearances and the importance of privacy for the role he plays in his field. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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Tether USDT CTO says LUNA was "poorly designed". This comes as USDT faces withdrawals & increased calls from investors seeking a third-party audit of the assets that back the stablecoin. Do you think $USDT is at risk of a potential de-peg?

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/umsqe8/monthly_optimists_discussion_may_2022/).

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by the same people. \[4\] > > Until February 2019, Tether claimed to be backed by the US dollar on a one-to-one basis: “Every tether is always backed 1-to-1, by traditional currency held in our reserves.” – read their website. The text was then changed to: “Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves (…) and, from time to time, may include other assets (…). > > However, in April 2019, Tether’s general counsel admitted that the stablecoin can back only around 74% of its supply in circulation \[5\]. It was also reported by the New York Attorney General that at some point in time Tether didn’t even have access to banking services. Therefore, Tether lied about its backing. \[6\] > > Tether promised to share reports from independent auditors on their reserves. They haven’t done so until **forced** by a court order in 2021. And even then they couldn’t stop themselves from misleading the public. In a tweet from Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, he stated that they share the report because “community asked for it." \[7\] > > **There are some shady people behind it…** > > The most important people at Tether are surrounded by many controversies: > > Jan Ludovicus (or Jean Louis) **van der Velde**, Tether’s CEO, is a ghost. There’s barely any information about him \[4\]. This is rather concerning when you take into consideration he’s a CEO of a multi-billion company. > > **Giancarlo Devasini**, Tether’s CFO, boasts he built companies that generated 100 million euro in revenue but documents show it was almost 10 times less. He was sued by Microsoft for pirating their software and by Toshiba for infringing its DVD-related patents. And these are just a few examples of Devasini’s questionable doings and statements. \[6\] > > **Phil Potter**, CEO of Bitfinex (Bitfinex is the only partner of Tether. And it’s a company that actually controls Tether. So the only partner of Tether is a company that… controls it), was fired from Morgan Stanley in the 90’s after he bragged about his lavish lifestyle in an interview for The New York Times. \[8\] > > Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, called those people “unlicensed and unregulated individuals (…) dealing in the darkest corners of the financial system." \[6\] > > **…against whom criminal charges might be filed** > > US Justice Department that is investigating Tether and in July 2021 it reported that it is now considering whether it should file criminal charges against Tether executives. The charges might be based on the assumption that Tether lied about its business when it was opening bank accounts all over the world. \[9\] ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/ru2m4t/top_10_tether_conarguments_january_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds. Since this is a con-argument, what could be a better time to promote the Skeptics Discussion thread? You can find the latest thread [here](/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/umsqe8/monthly_optimists_discussion_may_2022/).

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The CTO of Robinhood replied to my tweet that they support sending to segwit addresses now, and are working on updating their documentation. I hope you've gotten your money meanwhile? https://twitter.com/JohannKerbrat/status/1524963450979373056

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > *First published on:* [*30.09.2021*](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og1sms/rcryptocurrency_cointest_top_10_category_tether/hewuzi9/) > > *Last edited on: no edits* > > # Intro > > Tether (USDT) is a digital dollar – a stablecoin pegged to US dollar. Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency with a value fixed to other assets (usually assets outside of the cryptocurrency space, e.g. fiat currencies, precious metals, etc.). Their main purposes are: 1) help investors escape the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and 2) allow investors to buy cryptocurrencies on exchanges that do not offer fiat deposits. USDT is currently the most popular stablecoin. \[1\], \[2\], \[3\] > > # Cons > > **It’s centralized** > > Tether is centralized. Tether Limited (controlled by the owners of Bitfinex) is responsible for issuing USDT \[1\]. Tether Limited is free to issue and freeze all USDT. When PolyNetwork was famously hacked in August 2021, all of the USDT that hacker stole was frozen and then returned to the victim. There were other such examples in the past (e.g. when KuCoin was hacked in 2020). > > As much as the above examples are positive, nothing stops Tether from being less ethical in the future. Especially taken into consideration their shady history. Not to mention that centralization is against one of the core principles of cryptocurrencies. > > **It lied on several occasions** > > Tether always claimed that they and Bitfinex are two completely separate entities and denied all the speculations that they are the same. In November 2017, “The Paradise Papers” revealed Bitfinex and Tether are indeed run by th