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When would it be enough?

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Effect AI / Effect Network | Absurdly Undervalued AI Based Kucoin gem Engineered to Print millionaires! $EFX (BSC & EOS)

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ChatGPT has picked it's crypto!

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Am I doing wrong?

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Zombie Chains, according to Coindesk

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Looking back in time! 😌

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Reverse-shill post: Which alt-coins in the top 100 I'm staying away from and why.

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Saying that an altcoin never reaching its ATH ever again is just half the truth, it is still a viable investment!

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Attending Thanks Giving Event Opinions

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Assessing the Impact of FTX Meltdown in the Dapp Industry!

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[SERIOUS] I'm trying to identify any patterns from cryptos that fell out of the top 20, and never recovered. If you were involved in any alts back in 2018, can you offer an explanation?

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Analysis of the popular post "Which coin have you completely lost faith in?". Despite the previous love, here are the cryptos that this sub has abandoned.

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A Purely Phone Mined Coins as the crypto infrastructure

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Phone Mined Coins as the crypto infrastructure.

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Historical snapshot 14.10.2018. Some coins truly withstood the test of time.

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Will the coin you hold reach it's All time high again? top 20 from December 2017 compared to next bull run 2021

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Are the 2017 hype coins like XLM, LTC, XRP, EOS, NANO and NEO dead?

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Are the 2017 FOMO coins like XLM, LTC, XRP, EOS, NANO and NEO dead?

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What happens in a scenario with too many altcoins in existence and not enough bitcoin buyers? Does the entire crypto market fail? a lot of alt-coiners don't seem to understand the risks associated with these altcoins...

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The $EOS Network has successfully completed its consensus upgrade to @AntelopeIO Leap 3.1

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Largest Cryptocurrencies In 2020 By Market Cap

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A range-break from Bitcoin could trigger buying in ADA, ATOM, FIL and EOS this week

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A range-break from Bitcoin could trigger buying in ADA, ATOM, FIL and EOS this week

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A range-break from Bitcoin could trigger buying in ADA, ATOM, FIL and EOS this week

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Why is EOS up?

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EOS Price Analysis August 2022

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Davinchi Code - RX Unity Coin by Phigroup.io

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NEAR Research

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WARNING: Aptos and Sui are VC controlled shitcoins. Retail will get rekt.

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Isn't ICP a *clear* evolution of blockchain technology, am I missing something?

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What does Coinbase do with all of our dust?

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EOSQUID stealth launched now ~3K$ Marketcap, EOS Rewards on the Binance Smartchain, big gem and great dev!

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EOSQUID Stealth Launch Today 08:00 UTC, the new squid game token, EOS Reflections on the Binance Smartchain by simply holding | Based Dev and team behind the project!

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, BCH, AXS, EOS

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Top 10 Defi TVL grouped per project - 21/07/2022

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WOMBAT | The Web 3 Gaming Platform | Allowlist for Wombat is now available | Audited | Multi-chain | Strong Community | Nfts | Utility |

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Will NFTs be dead by 2023?

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Top 100 scams/grifters/hacks of the 2019-2022 market cycle.

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EOS Price Analysis July 2022

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Ledger Nano X for EOS?

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Live Crypto Trading @ 1:30 PM EST | Bitcoin, ETH, ADA, XRP, EOS, ICP, GARI, AOIZ, BRISE

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Live Crypto Trading @ 1:30 PM EST | Bitcoin, ETH, ADA, XRP, EOS, ICP, GARI, AOIZ, BRISE

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Confusion reigns as Vitalik Buterin praises EOS while slamming Ethereum

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Confusion reigns as Vitalik Buterin praises EOS while slamming Ethereum

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Vitalik Buterin praise EOS while slamming Ethereum

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540% profit in a bear market! How?

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Cardano Founder Reacts to Vitalik Buterin’s Derogatory Comment on EOS: "V, You OK?"

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Vitalik: EOS is Ethereum On Steroids. The name reflects the fact that the core team learned from Ethereum's amateurish naivety and idealism, and built out a team of professional top-talent software developers that created a smart contract platform with much higher scalability and speed.

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Most people lose all their money in a bear market

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How altcoins are faring since bitcoin has been going sideways

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How have altcoins fared since btc started going sideways?

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Top 100 sorted by % from all time high

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Is buying EOS like buying Bitcoin at a discount? | CryptoSlate

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Not all Altcoins recover previous ATH.

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Crypto interoperability project list.

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Top 100 shopping list

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EOS and Hyperganic partner to advance aerospace 3D printing with AI technology - 3D Printing Industry

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EOS Was the World’s Most Hyped Blockchain. Its Fans Want It Back

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How much have the top 100 dropped since the last highest high

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Take this downtime to learn a blockchain programming language.

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MIT Blockchain and Money course (2018); lecture 6 summary

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2018 - A trip down memory lane of one of the wildest and weirdest Crypto years in history.

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5 low-risk crypto investment strategies

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Ethereum competitors: guide to the alternative smart contract platforms (Moeller) - a summary

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Hypothetical question to you but real to me - Life savings + 4x = What coin?

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Opinions on EOS?

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Help me invest €25k in crypto Reddit

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Blockchain-based Social Media Platforms

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[AMA] I've found D/DoS flaws in 20+ blockchains - ask me anything

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Have you noticed that ADA is the best performing major asset during bullruns?

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Binance.US discontinuing staking

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This just caused the Electro Optic (ASX:EOS) share price to soar 14%

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2017-Era Layer 1s Are Showing Signs of Life. EOS, Zilliqa, and Internet Computer look primed for an upward impulse as multiple technical indicators turn bullish.

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another good day. Banana became 13% more delicious while Vechain and EOS each gained 20%.

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The worst thing about crypto being a cult is how shit we're all are at recruiting people

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All the 'dead' 2017 coins are pumping and it's weird

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5 “next bitcoins” that weren't - Internet Computer, Bitcoin Cash, Ether Classic, NEO, EOS didn't survive on the 2018 bear market, can they rise again in 2022?

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Benefits Of EOS

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Benefits Of EOS

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Im trying to get into crypto but Kraken Customer service are making it a real turn off

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We're in a bear market regardless of news

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Sentiment on Ren, BAT, EOS?

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"It's not a loss until you sell" reeeally isn't as smart as you think it is

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I really wouldn't want to hold altcoins right now

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XRP strongest coin today

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CoinDesk 20: AVAX, LUNA, MANA, SHIB Are In; Bitcoin Money, EOS, ETH Traditional, Filecoin Are Out

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Is there really an Ethereum “killer” or its just empty talk

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Coindesk 20: AVAX, LUNA, MANA, SHIB Are In; Bitcoin Cash, EOS, ETH Classic, Filecoin Are Out

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Inside the blockchain developers’ mind: Can EOS deliver a killer social DApp?

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[OC] I've made an analysis tool for cryptocurrency source code. Here are the results for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, EOS.

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[OC] I've made an analysis tool for cryptocurrency source code. Here are the results for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, EOS.

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Larimer Scam Cycle Evolved & Why You Should Stay Away From EOS and Anything Associated With Dan Larimer

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Weiss Ratings is running an ad campaign on YouTube to get you to sign up for "insider info." I'm here to tell you why you can't trust them.

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Larimer Scam Cycle Evolved & Why You Should Stay Away From EOS and Anything Associated With Dan Larimer ADVICE

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So, did you buy the dip again?

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META KISHU inu Obtain rewards for holding and NFTs in P2E games

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META KISHU inu

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META KISHU inu

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Stop Listening To Billionaires

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I am sure you guys are worried about Bear or Bull. So here is my strategy which helps me not really care which direction.

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Remember how EOS raised something like 4 billion some years ago to build out the ecosystem and now only has like 3 dapps and 16 users. 🤣

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I get that, we might end up with multiple, specialized blockchains...but a unique NFT minted on Ethereum is not the same as a unique NFT minted on EOS for example. They're both unique but one will be more valuable because of the value and perception of the blockchain it is minted on.

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I went in on NEO, VET and EOS back then. Luckily converted everything to Matic at $0.02 before it went parabolic.

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Ethereum (ETH) is a decentralized blockchain network that allows for the creation of decentralized applications (dApps) and the execution of smart contracts. However, it is true that a small group of companies, known as mining pools, currently control a large portion of the network's hash rate, which is a measure of the computational power being used to secure the network. This centralization of mining power does raise concerns about the potential for a 51% attack, where a group of miners could collude to control the network and potentially reverse transactions. As for the most decentralized and safest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) is often considered the most decentralized and secure, as it has the largest and most decentralized mining network. Other decentralized cryptocurrencies include Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), and Zcash (ZEC). Some of the biggest blockchain technology projects include: *Bitcoin: a decentralized digital currency that allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for a central authority. *Ethereum: a decentralized platform that allows for the creation of dApps and the execution of smart contracts. *Ripple (XRP): a digital asset designed for payments and remittances, with a focus on enterprise use cases. *EOS: a decentralized platform for the creation of dApps, with a focus on high performance and scalability. *Cardano (ADA): a decentralized platform for the creation and execution of smart contracts, with a focus on security and sustainability. Each of these projects has its own unique goal, but overall, they aim to create decentralized and trustless systems for various use cases, such as digital currency, smart contracts, and dApps.

Ethereum (ETH) is a decentralized blockchain network that allows for the creation of decentralized applications (dApps) and the execution of smart contracts. However, it is true that a small group of companies, known as mining pools, currently control a large portion of the network's hash rate, which is a measure of the computational power being used to secure the network. This centralization of mining power does raise concerns about the potential for a 51% attack, where a group of miners could collude to control the network and potentially reverse transactions. As for the most decentralized and safest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) is often considered the most decentralized and secure, as it has the largest and most decentralized mining network. Other decentralized cryptocurrencies include Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), and Zcash (ZEC). Some of the biggest blockchain technology projects include: Bitcoin: a decentralized digital currency that allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for a central authority. Ethereum: a decentralized platform that allows for the creation of dApps and the execution of smart contracts. Ripple (XRP): a digital asset designed for payments and remittances, with a focus on enterprise use cases. EOS: a decentralized platform for the creation of dApps, with a focus on high performance and scalability. Cardano (ADA): a decentralized platform for the creation and execution of smart contracts, with a focus on security and sustainability. Each of these projects has its own unique goal, but overall, they aim to create decentralized and trustless systems for various use cases, such as digital currency, smart contracts, and dApps

Ethereum (ETH) is a decentralized blockchain network that allows for the creation of decentralized applications (dApps) and the execution of smart contracts. However, it is true that a small group of companies, known as mining pools, currently control a large portion of the network's hash rate, which is a measure of the computational power being used to secure the network. This centralization of mining power does raise concerns about the potential for a 51% attack, where a group of miners could collude to control the network and potentially reverse transactions. As for the most decentralized and safest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) is often considered the most decentralized and secure, as it has the largest and most decentralized mining network. Other decentralized cryptocurrencies include Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), and Zcash (ZEC). Some of the biggest blockchain technology projects include: Bitcoin: a decentralized digital currency that allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for a central authority. Ethereum: a decentralized platform that allows for the creation of dApps and the execution of smart contracts. Ripple (XRP): a digital asset designed for payments and remittances, with a focus on enterprise use cases. EOS: a decentralized platform for the creation of dApps, with a focus on high performance and scalability. Cardano (ADA): a decentralized platform for the creation and execution of smart contracts, with a focus on security and sustainability. Each of these projects has its own unique goal, but overall, they aim to create decentralized and trustless systems for various use cases, such as digital currency, smart contracts, and dApps.

#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuiec/top_coins_tether_proarguments_july_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.

Yeah man, think of all the people that missed the NANO, NEO, LUNA, EOS, and all got left behind holding their worthless bitcoin right? Oh they didn't? Stop investing in shitcoins

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These posts and statements by Ripple are just marketing and publicity since the actual use case for XRP that Ripple conned people with has never and will never materialize: > "major banks will use XRP as a liquidity tool in 2018" and "an order of magnitude dozens of banks" would be using XRP in 2019 - Garlicmouse in 2018 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/cnbc-interview-with-brad-garlinghouse-ripple-ceo.html Using the SEC's words from the lawsuit itself: - Ripple actively sought to offer and sell XRP widely as possible.....for an imagined, future use case" - "Potential use that Defendants touted for XRP—to serve as a 'universal digital asset' and/or for banks to transfer money—never materialized" https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2020/comp-pr2020-338.pdf The hopium that Ripple sells now is that the SEC is lose and XRP will moon. The fact is that, the SEC is undefeated against Shitcoins - SEC vs EOS = SEC wins - SEC vs Tezos = SEC wins - SEC vs Enigma (Secret) = SEC wins - SEC vs Library Credits = SEC wins If you read SEC's case against Ripple above, the SEC is even more aggressive against Ripple. The SEC wants scammers Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen to "disgorge" the money they scammed from investors and to stop dumping the endless supply of tokens on gullible investors for "immense profits" by making claims that XRP was used for money transfers when it is not and their partnerships are just companies receiving large compensations for claiming to use XRP.

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> Also, if you really care about crypto, decentralized economy, and want to do something about the elites controlling everything, you just cannot hate a chain that's a lot more decentralized than others. Lol do you know who Hoskinson is? Do you run a node of Cardano? Have you tried coding in their language. This coin is EOS 2.0 and hot garbage

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Antshares, Cardano and EOS - the Ethereum killers.

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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuiec/top_coins_tether_proarguments_july_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.

#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuiec/top_coins_tether_proarguments_july_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.

My main issue with something like this is comparing past ethereum with current solana. Back when ethereum was melting face every new bull cycle it didn’t have the competition that is currently present in the smart contract space. Yeah, there was EOS, NEO, etc. but those projects weren’t of the caliber that AVAX, SOL, ADA, etc are now as many of them have working and thriving ecosystems. The total market cap is much larger too and we’ve seen as evidenced by the last run up of BTC/ETH that blow off tops are less likely as you grow in marketcap. Personally, I agree with you and haven’t touched it due to the centralization/VC aspect of solana + their ties with alameda/FTX. I may pick some up over the next couple of months as this is interesting and it’s best to buy when fear is high, but I don’t think I’m gonna make it a main holding.

Hot take: a project fully dying is much better than a half baked ghostchain. If I get rugpulled I move on and call it a day but imagine becoming one of those IOTA or EOS people , stranded for years in the limbo. Nada Whatever you do, don't marry your crypto

Mentions:#EOS

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuif9/top_coins_tether_conarguments_july_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/10c4tbq/daily_general_discussion_january_15_2023_gmt0/).

Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG

>Two competitors writing about the same content. Blogger one is rich and decides to buy a shitload of voting power to destroy blogger two and starts downvoting him into oblivion. Doesn’t happen, if it does other whales would negate the downvotes. >The "blockchain" works the same way EOS does by 21 elected block producers who are exclusively entitled to create money while everyone else has to beg for votes to get some cents. It is 20+1, the 1 selected randomly depending on their vote weight. You are clearly out of the loop when it comes to HIVE and iterating things that have been left behind in STEEM. HIVE has moved beyond blogging. With dapps like podping ( A standard for podcasts to send information replacing centralized RSS feeds.) and Splinterlands ( One of the biggest blockchain games in terms of users.)

Two competitors writing about the same content. Blogger one is rich and decides to buy a shitload of voting power to destroy blogger two and starts downvoting him into oblivion. The "blockchain" works the same way EOS does by 21 elected block producers who are exclusively entitled to create money while everyone else has to beg for votes to get some cents. In the end STEEM and HIVE are circle jerks of "content creators" upvoting each other while there is no one consuming these posts. They call it social media while it is a simple blogging website where anyone who pays for an account is allowed to write articles.

EOS is literally a dead project, the SOL of the 2017 bull market. I guess you are new to this?

Mentions:#EOS#SOL

I would strongly recommend a strategy where you do not sell ALL your ADA/NEO/EOS/SUSHI at a certain price level. What if ADA only reaches $7.90 and then crumbles? What if NEO goes to 115 and then crumbles? DCA in and DCA out.

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuif9/top_coins_tether_conarguments_july_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/10af5f6/daily_general_discussion_january_13_2023_gmt0/).

Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG

#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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It actually matters but it take time to materialize. Bonk hype lasted 10 days. It’s clear that most of the market realized it was just a short lived craze, and an opportunity to make fast money if you weren’t the last fool. The same principle than DOGE or Shiba Inu. There are a few that really believe they have fundamentals, but they are very few. Some projects can stay much longer on the hype. Like EOS, but with time they start losing ranking positions and bleeding away. This is why I’m not afraid of investing in solid projects long term. I have overperformed the market in the long term. Also I had to take tough calls, when I realized that I made the mistake of believing certain projects had actual future. If they over promise constantly what they can deliver, it’s time to do a hard look if the future expectations should be much worse. For me, there are different value propositions for the trilemma. And we still have some undervalued projects as well as overvalued

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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuiec/top_coins_tether_proarguments_july_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.

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG

#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Once upon a time, some VCs decided that they could "fix" Bitcoin and Ethereum by making centralized blockchains. So they pushed out a bunch of "solutions" such as EOS, Solana, Hbar, Arbitrum, etc. and trumpeted how amazingly fast these here chains were. What they didn't tell you is that they cut corners to get there, and as a result, the chains are not very secure. It is better to build on a firm foundation, meaning, build on top of a decentralized blockchain, which is secure.

Mentions:#EOS

EOS has seen a huge uptick in dev during the bear market, and has said FU to the VC-type backers whose legal department hampered development for years. TLOS, WAX, and UXT are now collaborating with the EOS dev team to pursue value-add improvements that affect all the chains using the same protocol, including native non-custodial IBC

Mentions:#EOS#TLOS

I have been in the space since 2013 - but I had no money then to invest (student life). Back then it was all about 'which chain will be the best' BTC was obviously first, but the first of a technology is rarely the best. Honourable mentions to DASH, PEERCOIN, BITSHARES, NAMECOIN - all of which are now interesting footnotes in history. As this spaces evolved this sub, and places like it where were people came to discuss the merrits and advantages that one project would have over another. then ETH started with the smart contract platform idea and everyone assumed that ETH would flip BTC. it was called 'the flippening' here. Others began to create their own smart contract platforms, or use ETH's infrastructure to change the rules - and so we would discuss why those implementations would be better. the TPS race started and chains like EOS were going to be better than ETH. Then ADA was going to be better than ETH but their development was delayed so consistantly it became a meme. and as each of these projects pop up, claim they are going to change the industry - people read the marketing and the roadmap and believe BELIEVE that this new project solves all the issues of ETH. But they didn't really know how to solve the problems any better than the ETH team did. and so they would fall into obscurity and be replaced by a new shiny thing. so although the space seem tribal really we have all come to the conclusion that this space will host multiple chains forever, and the chains that are able to upgrade as new tech and new ideas become available will survive, and those that were poorly made, or unable to upgrade will die out.

Charles problem is that he wants control of everything and for his for-profit development company to do all the work. So the community has no incentive to form or do work if IOG are just going to smother them. It’s like EOS and Block.One v2.

Mentions:#EOS

Uh, so you'd sell your 10 btc for $168,000 worth of altcoins, then when BTC reaches it's new all time high you'll buy it back? nah... I say buy low/sell high... or exchange... whatever. No telling which altcoins would still be standing by the end of this bear market ( spring/summer 2024) - and, even if the ones you're betting on are still around, who know what the bitcoin dominance will be in comparison. Last bear market saw these altcoins as the top contenders (EOS, ADA, LTC, XLM, PIVX, IOTA, ZEN, 0X, OMG, ICON, NANO)... not trying to be a hater but I don't see them as having made any huge waves since 2017/2018....

Not true. Last bull cycle also started even EOS was still in top 50 in market cap…

Mentions:#EOS

Anyone else here think that EOS may return and be a good one to HODL?. Cheers all

Mentions:#EOS

At least you have DCA'd a majority into BTC and ETH. Those are the coins that have survived the longest and have the best chance of recovery. No one thought bitcoin would bounce back from $3000 but here we are If it makes you feel better, you could have been one of those poor souls that invested each paycheck into EOS, NANO, Golem, IOTA etc. Projects that have no hope of ever recovering

Mentions:#BTC#ETH#EOS

Shitcoin creator (EOS) dan larimer arguing that 10 min block time is too long and satoshi answered this to him.

Mentions:#EOS

He isn't entirely wrong though. Aside from speculation, the value proposition of BTC was interesting many years ago. Basically, decentralized P2P E-cash payment system, with cheap at fraction of a cent. Once there was a little more demand, it was quite clear that the technology isn't able to provide the utility it aimed at, and some new made up narratives as "store of value" don't change it. And while blockchain and cryptocurrency might be conceptually disruptive technology, people going into BTC "aren't early", they are investing into failed technology which is only maintained by it social aspect, but who knows for how much longer. Being early isn't that easy, it includes to do actual research, which is a lot of work and taking risks. 15 years late into #1 project IS NOT early. He is also overall spot on on majority of the crypto industry - mainly scammers, with few honest yet fully incompetent opportunists, and bunch of conspiratorial naive underachievers following them in the hope of getting rich. The mainstream crypto, and especially BTC maxis, are indeed imbeciles (aside some profiteers like Saylor). Personally , I am fed up with the mainstream crypto and its main groups: 1. BTC maxis with their lying gurus like former EOS shill Klippsten, and bunch of idiots who got scammed various times, and became sort of "crypto fundamentalists". Trustworthy track record..../s 2. The ETH gang with Vitalik, Hoskinson etc. Their stories and ICO's were shady af, while they really try to whitewash themselves by sounding smart and ethical on twitter/AMA's. Meanwhile, despite all the promises, the technolgy has no meaningful applications and isn't suited for true demand. 3. The things surounding Solana and SBF, and the big VC's conntected to it, with their horde of paid influencers. Fake tech built on lies.

Mentions:#BTC#EOS#ETH

Great additions! Haven't seen EOS, IOTA, NEO, or EthPoW ever ship anything useful. ICP has cool tech in theory but is extremely centralized (13 nodes per subnet at the moment - lol) I'm disappointed that a lot of cool tech is also VC backed to hell, which runs the risk of a huge token dump. We've seen what can happen with the Solana price. Do you have any thoughts on Aptos? Their tech seems legitimately promising as a next-gen speed-focused chain, but the fact that there's 300M of funding that can more or less be dumped as tokens is scary.

Mentions:#EOS#NEO#ICP

Solid list. Surefire way to make some folks angry haha. I'd probably add these: * ICP * EOS * IOTA * Aptos * NEO * EthPoW Most of these are basically VC scams intended to fleece retail. No clue why ETHPOW is still in the top 100, maybe it's just because it's not worth the time it takes to try to sell it.

Mentions:#ICP#EOS#NEO

It is really hard to tell, but I will skip NEO and EOS. For now I am just adding BTC when ever I can. Also in small quantities every month, I am taking some MOON and VET. That is all and if nothing special changes I will continue like this for complete 2023. There will be new coins which will comes...

You put EOS over Doge? Newbie spotted.

Mentions:#EOS

I wouldn't bother with NEO & EOS. They are old hype coins that are mostly dead. They will never get close to their old ATH numbers again. There are better picks out there. Lots of coins have been through a bear or two, it doesn't mean that they are worth bothering with. I used to hold a fair amount of NEO back in the day (mid to late 2017). I am glad I got out when I did.

Mentions:#NEO#EOS

If you don't define what "survive" means this makes no sense. For me EOS , NEO or IOTA haven't survived since they are pretty much ghost chains. LUNA would have much more activity simply cos shitcoiners SAFEMOON didn't rugpull officially unlike LUNA or FTT that were officially "scam" or "dead". List goes on and on

LTC and XRP have "survived". They haven't put new all time highs in this past cycle, specially compared to their ETH pairs. EOS and NEO are basically walking zombies, nothing is being build there. My bets are on the top projects of each catergory. BTC (money), ETH (L1), Chainlink (oracles) Aave ( lending and borrowing), Matic (L2), Arbitrum (Rollup)

I think your entire list (apart from moons) is stuck in time. Sure, BTC and ETH. Can't go wrong with this. Safe choice. ​ DeFi issued tokens are a thing of '21. I doubt they make a return to even half of previous ATH. LTC, XRP, NEO and EOS? What is this, 2018?

ADA sure, but EOS? It is literally a dead project.

Mentions:#ADA#EOS

I know exactly what it is and you could not qualify a project like Ethereum under any part of the Howie test without an unethical stretch of interpretation. There is no central entity in Ethereum that controls the chain. It is a chain maintained and upgraded by thousands of people all over the globe that come and go as they please. Every dev of Ethereum could vanish tomorrow and the chain will keep on doing exactly what it does. Now tell me you didn't read what I wrote, know enough about Blockchain, or the previous SEC ruling on EOS without telling me any of that. Sub needs more thinkers and less followers.

Mentions:#EOS

Many projects may start as securities and then just turn into software maintained by everyone around the world. This is ETH. This is many projects. This was even literally EOS. No one seems to remember the SEC fined [Block.one](https://Block.one), the creators of EOS, a fraction of their ICO haul and then signed off that "EOS started as a security, but it can no longer be defined as one.". We've been down this road. Truly decentralized projects won't be a security. They may have started as such, but can no longer be defined as one. Though, there are more centralized projects than decentralized. Especially when you consider the ownership allocations of the asset itself.

Mentions:#ETH#EOS

#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 1st place in the Tether Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # PROs > > **USDT is well established** > > It has built a long history of resilience, reliability and trust because it has been around for a [while](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) (around 8 years in the cryptocurrency market). This had helped to convince clients that the stablecoin is [legitimate](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink). > > As of this year, USDT currently is in the top ten cryptocurrencies by [market cap](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) with a 24-hour trading volume of around 45 billion dollars and a total number of addresses of up to 4.5 million. In its last known [audit](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) in 2021 it has been considered to have *"No vulnerabilities with critical, high, medium or low-severity."* > > **Wide acceptance** > > Tether has multiple gateways for customers (retail, exchanges, and companies) because it is built on several leading [blockchains](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols), including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash's Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana, and Statemine. These transport protocols are made up of open source software that interfaces with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens. > > Furthermore, it has been available on major exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, Coinbase, Kraken and [more](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets), Offering a plethora of pairs for users to choose from or that of which is available in their region although as of lately some exchanges have been switching to Circle's USDC over growing concerns of legal issues related with Tether. > > **Buffer against volatility** > > One of the primary functions of stablecoins is to act as a [hedge](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) when crypto markets are in a downturn. Because the aforementioned market is extremely volatile, traders and investors want some sort of buffer against this without having to directly trade their crypto for fiat as to also avoid larger fees as well. Supported by its large market capitalization, USDT should be less volatile and thus safer. > > **Announcement of a full audit** > > Tether's CTO Paolo Ardoino recently stated in an [interview](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) with Euromoney that the company is preparing for a full audit with an accounting firm called MHA Cayman (which also handles Tether's [quarterly assurance opinions/reports](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf)). According to the CTO in the interview, MHA Cayman is one of the "*top 12*" accounting firms, and most top accounting firms deny requests for full audits due to the associated reputational risks. In the future, hopefully, this will provide more security and transparency to its users against the number of allegations and investigations it is currently facing. > > **Despite everything, USDT is still here** > > From the past legal troubles it has faced, the ones it's facing right now, the vast amount of criticisms from different facets off the internet and the several crypto winters it endured. USDT is still alive and kicking. Will it still be the top stablecoin in the next 5 years? Unlikely, but I am for certain it was a major part for the growth and expansion of crypto's fetal years. Moving forward it's up to them, the people behind Tether, if they will finally redeem themselves against all the allegations, criticisms, troubles, and not just do another settlement. > > ^(Sources:) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/faqs/)](https://tether.to/en/faqs/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols)](https://tether.to/en/supported-protocols) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [^(https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports)](https://tether.to/en/transparency/#reports) > > [^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency))](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/5UWgHMvz071t2Cq5yTw5vi/c9798ea8db99311bf90ebe0810938b01/TetherWhitePaper.pdf) > > [^(https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780)](https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-MBB-23780) > > [^(https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm\_source=CMC&utm\_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink)](https://www.certik.com/projects/tether?utm_source=CMC&utm_campaign=AuditByCertiKLink) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether) > > [^(https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf)](https://www.fairyproof.com/doc/111.pdf) > > [^(https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets)](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/tether#markets) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986\_Are\_stablecoins\_truly\_diversifiers\_hedges\_or\_safe\_havens\_against\_traditional\_cryptocurrencies\_as\_their\_name\_suggests)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341245986_Are_stablecoins_truly_diversifiers_hedges_or_safe_havens_against_traditional_cryptocurrencies_as_their_name_suggests) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534\_What\_is\_Stablecoin\_A\_Survey\_on\_Price\_Stabilization\_Mechanisms\_for\_Decentralized\_Payment\_Systems)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339263534_What_is_Stablecoin_A_Survey_on_Price_Stabilization_Mechanisms_for_Decentralized_Payment_Systems) > > [^(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820\_Is\_Cryptocurrency\_a\_Hedge\_or\_a\_Safe\_Haven\_for\_International\_Indices\_A\_Comprehensive\_and\_Dynamic\_Perspective)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332458820_Is_Cryptocurrency_a_Hedge_or_a_Safe_Haven_for_International_Indices_A_Comprehensive_and_Dynamic_Perspective) > > [^(https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information)](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [^(https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf)](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuiec/top_coins_tether_proarguments_july_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.

Like EOS!

Mentions:#EOS

bigger than algo, maybe. bigger than solana? No way. Also, TRON and EOS have "bigger" ecosystems by some standards. Doesn't mean it's meaningful though. ETH has the biggest ecosystem of all, if that was the metric to look at, then ETH is the no-brainer.

Mentions:#EOS#ETH

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea which won 2nd place in the Tether Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > [USDT](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) is a stablecoin (stable-value cryptocurrency) issued by Tether, a Hong Kong-based company. The token is pegged to the USD by keeping reserves of commercial paper, fiduciary deposits, cash, reserve repo notes, and treasury bills equal to the number of USDT in circulation. Initially named as Realcoin, a second-layer cryptocurrency token built on top of Bitcoin's blockchain using the Omni platform, it was later renamed USTether and, finally, USDT. In addition to Bitcoin, USDT was later updated to work on the Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Algorand, and OMG blockchains. > > # CONs > > **No solid evidence of transparency** > > Tether was established as a stablecoin, which means that virtual coins are supposed to represent real money and be redeemable at any time. So far, there is no problem with that model or schematic, unless they do not have [solid proof](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) that all of their coins are [fully backed](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf). > > Although they have just recently [announced](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) preparation of a full-audit with MHA Cayman whom also handles Tethers quarterly attestation reports. Their most recent [report](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) included new accounting terminology such as 'going concern.' Audits provide a thorough analysis of a company's financials over time, whereas attestations are snapshots of a company's balance sheet on a specific date. > > This demonstrated the significant uncertainty surrounding the valuation of Tether's assets as well as the counterparty risks they face. If there's one thing a stablecoin shouldn't be, it would be being "*uncertain*". > > **Owned by one company** > > Cryptocurrency should be owned by everyone, not just one entity. Tether, launched by Tether Limited and owned by iFinex Inc., which also owns the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, screams centralization. When the $600 million Polynetwork [hack](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) took place in August 2021, approximately $33 million of the stablecoin Tether involved in the theft had been frozen by Tether's issuer, rendering it inaccessible to the attacker. While this has saved the customers that time, it also raises the possibility that the company that owns Tether will succumb to unethical motives in the future, knowing their (and their parent company's) past [legal troubles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases). > > **Present Auditor** > > Moore Cayman (old accounting firm of Tether) presently operating under the MHA Cayman name (present accounting firm of Tether). Now this supposedly wouldn't raise any concerns as they are practically the same company other than a different letterhead but their parent company MHA MacIntyre Hudson is [said](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) to be currently under [investigation](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) by the U.K. Financial Reporting Council. > > Regardless of what the financial statements may be in Tether's latest attestations, it is still up to the clients and users whether or not to decide if the accounting firm's statements are honest and true although very [unlikely](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) especially dealing with those whose main objective is to enrich their partners by engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices. > > ​ > > ​ > > ^(Sources:) > > [https://tether.to/en/transparency/](https://tether.to/en/transparency/) > > [https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum](https://tonyarcieri.com/the-tether-conundrum) > > [https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17\_-\_settlement\_agreement\_-\_execution\_version.b-t\_signed-c2\_oag\_signed.pdf](https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.02.17_-_settlement_agreement_-_execution_version.b-t_signed-c2_oag_signed.pdf) > > [https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information](https://www.euromoney.com/article/2a8dpi4tnxahuu98a251c/fintech/cryptocurrencies-tether-is-open-to-providing-more-information) > > [https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether\_Assurance\_Consolidated\_Reserves\_Report\_2022-03-31\_\_3\_.pdf](https://assets.ctfassets.net/vyse88cgwfbl/1np5dpcwuHrWJ4AgUgI3Vn/e0dac722de3cea07766e05c52773748b/Tether_Assurance_Consolidated_Reserves_Report_2022-03-31__3_.pdf) > > [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/hackers-steal-600-million-in-likely-largest-defi-crypto-theft) > > [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether\_(cryptocurrency)#Legal\_cases](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)#Legal_cases) > > [https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/](https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/26/tethers-new-accounting-firm-is-the-old-one-with-baggage/) > > [https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/](https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2022/01/07/frc-to-investigate-macintyre-hudson-audits-of-mrg-finance/) > > [https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b](https://www.frc.org.uk/news/january-2022-(1)/investigation-regarding-the-audit-of-mrg-finance-b) > > [https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/](https://leftfootforward.org/2022/01/accounting-firms-are-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-the-uk/) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/vpuif9/top_coins_tether_conarguments_july_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/100gmao/monthly_optimists_discussion_january_2023/).

Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG

Compare the Ethereum killers in 2022 with 2017 like EOS

Mentions:#EOS

history does not paint a kind picture for most coins though. Most of the popular coins (EOS, NANO, IOTA, etc) during the 2018 boom cycle never returned to their ATHs, even during the last boom.

Mentions:#EOS

I believe in BTC, ETH, EOS, NEO, VET, ADA. I have: BTC & ETH haha

The only project that did that was EOS.

Mentions:#EOS

Literally none apart from EOS used the term ETH killer

Mentions:#EOS#ETH