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What should I keep? And what should I put into bit/eth? (Also, any recommendations? )

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Big Surprise the ETF didn’t impact price much day one…

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Binance Death Knell: WaltonChain (WTC) being dealt the "delisting" death knell.

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crypto depression

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Without community points, you no longer have any reason to fear. Take this opportunity to tell me all your opinions that would be deemed unpopular.

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Look on the bright side - without community points, you no longer have any reason to fear! Take this opportunity to tell me all your opinions that would be deemed unpopular.

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Look on the bright side - you no long have any reason to fear obtaining negative karma here! Take this opportunity to tell me all your opinions and comments that would be deemed unpopular in this subreddit.

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When did you first hear about crypto, and most importantly, when did you buy any?

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MegaWeapon - Fun, playable game and great partnerships

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JUST IN: Binance US Announces Delisting OMG Network (OMG) Token

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Proposal: Posts talking about moons shouldn't get moons.

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How do I convert RLY, OMG, and NU to either BTC/ETH?

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Time Travel $14 BTC - Much Grock

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Help downsizing my portfolio

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Buying Bitcoin at $14 - Muck Grock

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Rich people, please help me!

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Wen Lambo?

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Scam (https://cnmyw.com/#/)

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OMG! "You talk like a Crypto Trader" 🤣 Destroyed by Michael Saylor

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OMG is dead and delisted? Share your opinions

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Cheap gas posts... Expensive gas posts... Ugh!

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It's Dec. 17th 2017, we're at the absolute peak of that bull run, you're hyped up on hopium and bought all the top 100 Cryptos by marketcap. Five and a half years later only 7 of those purchases are in profit today, 62 are down 90% or more, and more Stats.

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0.001% can take $1 and turn it into $100 with a shit coin. The other 99.99% will turn $100 to $1 with a shit coin. Story of $Arbi PEPE, Recently rugged token.

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I found one of the Reddit crypto posts with the most brigading, and it received 95 awards

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Goodbye Algorand?

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SEC Finally Shows Its Hand

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SEC Deems DASH, ALGO, and OMG 'Unregistered Securities' in Bittrex Lawsuit

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Why didn’t the SEC name ETH as one of the securities offered by Bittrex?

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SEC Sues Bittrex Crypto Exchange and Former CEO. Algorand deemed a security along with OMG, DASH, ALGO, TKN, NGC, IHT as Securities Traded on Bittrex in Complaint

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Vidilook

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Are people who HODL'ed bitcoin long term "really" lucky?

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Solana created a proposal for the "Reddit Scaling Bake-off," luckily they were not chosen by Reddit despite earning more points than Arbitrum Nova

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It finally happened Today!

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OMG Network price surged 75% within 4 days after Coinbase delisting announcement

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When Community Points are introduced to other subreddits you've joined, you'll have superpowers courtesy of Moons.

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Coinbase is making good decisions on Alt coins

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Coinbase delists OMG & other assets - the reaffirmed case for DYOR.

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Top coins for whales

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OMG, we are saved?? Circle rushes Circle Swap DEX to market with $1.4b liquidity in USDC-USDT pair, as it moves to restore USDC peg, calling out "bad actors" for ruthlessly manipulating and attempting to destabilize the market.

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[Serious] OmiseGo: Is this coin dead?

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Coins That Still Haven't Recovered - 5 Years Later

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You want crypto adoption, but you don't want to do things that improve crypto adoption

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One of your coins not pumping? The futility of pump chasing is going to work against you. Relax.

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OMG! We just flew from Guatemala to the Bitcoin Jungle in Costa Rica. It is an amazing place where Bitcoin adoption is exploding! Is this the real Bitcoin paradise?

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Banks vs Crypto

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Christ, when will people get their head out of their ass?

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Let's reflect on the shitstorm Bitstamp got from adding an inactivity fee

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eat some greens they're good for you!

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Which crypto will not make a new all time high?

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They are here! GEN 2 already got some NFTS sould out!

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OMG THE REAL VITALIK CONTACTED ME!!! …. Ah no lol

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Satoshi Nakamoto finally Revealed OMG!!!🤯

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Let's check in practice rule 1 for this sub!

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The life of Bitcoin. Bitcoin if following the same adoption pattern as GOOGLE 12 years ago

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The life of Bitcoin. Bitcoin if following the same adoption pattern as GOOGLE 12 years ago

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OMG Bitcoin 💰 & Apple 🍎

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We all say what you want to hear j

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Please no more merge posts

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How to set custom flair options on your r/cryptocurrency account

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OMG! Bitcoin drop from $21300 to $4000 within 10 mins?!

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There are many ETH layer 2 solutions. Can they coexist?

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Omega Finance - “Trade Crypto for Stocks, NO KYC…Trade Stocks 24/7- Active Community - Start adding some real potential to your portfolio

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OMG 🔥🔥🔥🔥Calidumm Token is on fire Today

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Ah Yes, the Bitcoin Obituary Strikes Again

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OMG! Kwik Trip! ATMs dude I’m drunk lole

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HODLing does not make you a financial genius (rant against diamond hands)

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OMG! We're having a fire! ... Sale...

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OMG! We're having a fire! ... Sale ...

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The "Tether Market Cap is going to zero" posts are FUD and I'm tired of pretending that they're not

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Boys chasing girls and it seems like this. OMG BOYS BACK OFF!

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Not all Altcoins recover previous ATH.

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People buying LUNA ?

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UST is now $0.3

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UST is now $0.3

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Luna is now $4 while UST is $0.3

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OMG

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Is this a legitimate long term source of passive income...or am I just kidding myself...?

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Is this a legitimate long term source of passive income...or am I just kidding myself...?

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OMG.....I am finished

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OMG Bitcoin and Ethereum are the best! Nothing Beats them! Everything else is garbage!!

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Quick question!?

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Help me invest €25k in crypto Reddit

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Oh no! We haven’t seen these prices since…. two weeks ago. A friendly reminder that the crypto market is volatile.

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My learnings after 1 week of day trading

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OMG ULTRA HIGH BUY ALERT DAILY ALL TECHNICALS LIGN UP PARABOLIC FLOAT TO $30.00 plus buybuybuy NOW🚨🔥✅💹✅🔥🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚀🚀🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨💹✅💹

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It’s never too “early” to get a hardware wallet and now is a good time. Here’s why.

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Cardano is totally reliable and has had zero resets since it's inception even at ATH network load and I as a MATIC and SOL HODLer I'm totally disgusted by this behaviour of what a real network looks like!

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New baby in Town??

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Coinbase SKALE Learn & Earn

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How to scale Ethereum? — A comprehensive analysis of all the actual Layer 2 environment - Daolectic Research

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my cubic zirconia hands are melting

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Scam Alert! Be safe out there.

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Leaving this sub, but not crypto

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OMG I'm so hyped with that! ByBit is the Principal Team Partner of Oracle Red Bull Racing!

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OMG What happened?

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I had an hour long conversation with a scammer so you HAVE to.

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Coinbase Learn and Earn. Do you have a loved one missing out?

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Stock market can get as volatile as Crypto but they don't bat an eyelid

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If there is the biggest lesson to learn from crypto investment, for me it would be "patience". Patience with buying. Patience with hodling. Patience with selling.

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OMG, People... read the AOPP spec before decrying the end of privacy

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Bitcoin at $64k?!?!? OMG IT'S DEAAAAAAAD!!! lol this sub is hilarious

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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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? Check out the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find submissions for other topics.

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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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? Check out the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find submissions for other topics.

Correct. **Phase 1: (Post WWII)** All "trust" the US dollar. Global reserve currency. **Phase 2: (Post GFC)** All "eventually lose trust" in the US dollar, and look for an alternative. Try out a BRICS+ mBridge thing, that is even more of a Rube Goldberg black-box than the US dollar. Who's got the gold? Oh wait, I can't audit Putin and Xi's gold to actually know what's backing this? Wait, mBridge is run on a proprietary blockchain program that I can't even audit the code for? Oh darn... :( **Phase 3: (\~2035?)** All "eventually conclude the requirement to NOT have trust in ANY centrally controlled sovereign fiat currency". Chaos, central banks completely lost control, OMG, end of the world! **Phase 4: (\~2045)** Global bitcoin standard.

Mentions:#NOT#OMG

All the L2s from 2017/18 are dead despite Ethereum going up 3X from 2017/18 ATHs. And Omisego and Raiden had deep ties to Ethereum unlike Polygon. Hell, OMG team had regular dev meetups, conferences and danced with Vitalik and Ethereum developers. Where do people come up with the idea L2s pump with Ethereum? L2s are money grabs trying to latch on to Ethereum's success.

Mentions:#OMG

OMG someone found Satoshi's original wallet!!!

Mentions:#OMG

Crypto Influencers when: - Mt Gox about to repay creditors: "The creditors are not going to sell! And even if they sell, which they won't, the price is not going to go down!" - Some pension fund buys BTC: "OMG guys! This is so bullish. Price is gonna pump like crazy for sure. All the pension are gonna start FOMO'ing in now. OMG OMG OMG!!!"

Mentions:#BTC#OMG

Only you can Stop the Game. Remember "OMG they killed Kenny"...

Mentions:#OMG

OMG. Yes many tokens have maximum supplies, but during the last bull run, the circulating supplies were not at the maximum, like most of them are now. Yes you can give me some examples of deflationary tokens like ETH. But so what? ETH is not the only token out there, unless that is all that you own. I own at least 20 different coins/tokens and I can see every one of them not reaching their All Time High prices in this bull run.

Mentions:#OMG#ETH

OMG that pic hits so hard lol Monk is hardcore ASF lol

Mentions:#OMG

>Beam, AIOZ, Aero, Velo, Link, MATIC, Dot, Cardano, Avax, Near OMG people quit buying all these ancient coins from old cycles that have been underperforming Bitcoin since the bear! That's such a Redditor thing to do. Please stop. I think a lot of you just don't know how to find new stuff during the bears, so you fall back on what you remember from last cycle's popular coins.

Yes keep the original purchase receipt. If purchased all at once, it will be relatively easy. If it was bought in chunks you get to decide which chunk you sold first...the least expensive or the most expensive. Moving to a cold wallet or back again is not a taxable event. What is a taxable event is using it to purchase goods or services, or selling for fiat, or trading for another crypto. And to the people saying 'OMG don't sell' that is not what OP asked. OP asked about what to do in relation to taxes when they do sell. People have all manner of financial goals and reasons for selling. Don't give advice that was not asked for.

Mentions:#OMG#OP

OMG Yes u/Signal-Fish8538 where should I send you all my crypto for buying land ?

Mentions:#OMG

0.2% for the day OMG so much ...someone please help me carry my bags they are getting very heavy...

Mentions:#OMG

Anyone know what has happened to OMG network? Their twitter dead half year.

Mentions:#OMG

OMG a "dedicated community"! 😱 Well now I have to buy! /s Y'all are a bunch of losers

Mentions:#OMG

Probably a bit of column A, a bit of column B. Chilling nearish to all time highs isn't really exciting to a lot of people, people like big drops, or big rises. People who want to spam "GM BRONUTS 🍩" 20x a day went elsewhere where they can do that. Not much action other than memes, and people parroting memes gets old quick. Not much going up and down other than random low volume junk. Top losers today are 3 coins I didn't even remember existed, OMG, WAVES and NEM.

Mentions:#GM#OMG#WAVES

The pain of being sidelined while the market goes vertical will be unbearable. You will think OMG I could have used all this money to pay off my debt. Put everything in to Bitcoin, Ether and Sol and wait

Mentions:#OMG

OMG I am literally going to be able to retire early on Kaspa. KEEP GOING!

Mentions:#OMG#KEEP

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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? Check out the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find submissions for other topics.

Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG

> Their currency has tanked since they elected him. Argentina's central bank devalued the currency by 28% the day after the FIRST ROUND of elections, before he'd even won office. Argentina's central bank then devalued the currency a further 115% the moment he won the final election, still before he even took office. OMG it was totally his fault for winning!!! Not only that, the devaluation merely recognized reality -- the peso was already trading at 800-to-1 for anyone except government-approved buyers. The whole thing was a scam to enrich the government and institutions and people connected to the government.

Mentions:#OMG

OMG what I thought here in the US the short term 30 or 40% was high but after a year it's like 15 to 20%. That's fucking crazy

Mentions:#OMG

“Just for people to understand” (lol), John represented 70,000 retail XRP holders in the SEC v Ripple case. Elizabeth Warren represents the good old boys from Wall Street. Along with Maxine Waters, Sherrod Brown, Brad Sherman, Gary Gensler from the SEC- these are some of the democrats that have stood in the way of crypto adoption in the U.S. It’s because they have to slow down the progress so that Wall Street can catch up and get their crypto “ducks lined up in a row”. John Deaton has literally “represented the little guy” over the past 3 years in the SEC v Ripple case. Every Democrat that is pro-crypto and keeps voting for Warren and the like, those voters are walking contradictions. Laugh at their attempts to try and sway people that “OMG TrUmP is a FaScISt and the GoP ArE gOiNg to EnD dEMocRacy as we KnOW it!!!” 😃

Mentions:#XRP#SEC#OMG

OMG same. When anyone learns I'm an investor/trader, the floodgates open with their unique market knowledge. It's like trying to shut off a firehose. They just have to tell me what the market is about to do.

Mentions:#OMG

OMG Yeah tell me about dev! Every other coin I bought was a rugpull or a community take over... This Dev is still dedicated every day! What a legend!

Mentions:#OMG

It's dead, OMG!

Mentions:#OMG

Anyone remember OMG Network?

Mentions:#OMG

The most frustrating conversations I've had with people over BTC the past 10 years.... "Bitcoin is $600, that is crazy, I just can't afford that. And its so risky!" "OMG Bitcoin is $2000, I just can't afford to buy any if its that expensive!" "OMG Bitcoin is $10000, that is crazy! Who can buy any now, it's too late" "What? Bitcoin is $50000? How can it go up more, who can afford to buy it?"

Mentions:#BTC#OMG

MAGA - The election was stolen! Rest of country - OK, prove it with evidence. Prove it in court. Show your receipts. MAGA - OMG, you're weaponizing the legal system! gtfoh, I'm not wasting anymore time on you.

Mentions:#MAGA#OK#OMG

I hate American elections OMG.

Mentions:#OMG

Acrually it getting liké a scam, i used m'y account since 2 years and send everytime to m'y same adresse network, and they told me your account need to bé reviewed lmao, and now i need wait 2 weeks for m'y money, After i get it Nevers anymore i deposit on coinbase guys please be very carreful, i dont imagine this if i had a 6 figures account OMG . What a nughtmare

Mentions:#OMG

OMG he's so right. Can't wait to exit. Good strategying.

Mentions:#OMG

1920! OMG - and you haven’t sold yet? It’s down 4% already!!! Sell now so the weight is lighter so it can go to the Moon.

Mentions:#OMG

OMG! ETH down! Bearmarket imminent! aahhh...down to where it was in the morning .. ok

Mentions:#OMG#ETH
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG the Ls that are being taken right now are epic

Mentions:#OMG

OMG!!!! Why didnt you say so earlier!!! So glad he was thinking about this for soooo long. Actually. Doesnt change the fact that Im not buying.

Mentions:#OMG
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG. You make be HODL more. Dammit!

Mentions:#OMG#HODL
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG so much disinformation. No need to downvote for telling the truth. Ln fees are defined by routing nodes, not the wallet software. The most widely used fee value is 0.1% per node. So a $1000 value transaction would have at least $1 on fee (double if it needs two hops). Currently on chain tx are being confirmed on a $0.75 fee.

Mentions:#OMG
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG just because his dad was into mining how the hell does this mean he has million in BTC - more likely like the rest of average miners. Selling as they go to pay the power bill until they work out next to no profit

Mentions:#OMG#BTC
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG this is a huge BIP! Love to see it.

Mentions:#OMG#BIP
r/BitcoinSee Comment

>And over the first four months of 2024, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been outsold by the Porsche 911, which starts from approximately $300,000 OMG, shocking prediction!

Mentions:#OMG

#Tether Con-Arguments Below is a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 Con-Arguments Below is a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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 a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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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The first comments on here are new accounts with only posts about kendu someone's trying very hard . I'll help OMG this is an easy 1000x best coin I've ever seen so much better than shib buy it or be a loser forever x

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The impatience in the bitcoin space and market is palpable and laughable at this point. I can't even believe people come up with this nonsense. We're not even 1 month after the halving and we usually top 18 months after the halving. I like Steve and I listen regularly, but its only to gather different opinions and see what they are all saying. I listen to the bears, the bulls, the moon boys, the schiffs, the giovannis, the PlanBs, etc etc. Why not . . . . keep your mind open to differing opinions? And when you read between the lines, every technical analyst says exactly this in every video: "OMG Look at this deadly candle, bitcoin bulls are in trouble! We could go down! Unless we go up! IF we go up the bears are in big trouble!". But to answer your question, could we not see phase 4? Its possible. Now let me ask this question. **Do you want to bet against bitcoin in 2024-2025, 3-18 months after the halving?** How positive of a trade do you think this will be? Do you want your money against bitcoin or for bitcoin with everything we know about the 4 year cycle? And Someone should Steve this question. He will say what he's been saying, which is "its much riskier to be out of bitcoin right now than it is to be in bitcoin right now". Steve (and every other TA person, just about position themselves so they can say they were right no matter what happens. Its like the palm reader that tells you 5 general things, and when one is right, they look like a genius. No one knows exactly what bitcoin is going to do. If you want an opinion from some random stranger: there is a <5% chance we DON'T see a phase 4.

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OMG, are you saying some cryptocurrency projects are not totally legit? Light the beacons of Gondor, we need Rohan's aid to fight this evil!!

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OMG no Coinbase is the worst when it comes to this. You can transfer crypto in and out of Coinbase and they have no idea if you are spending it, selling it, buying it, or transferring it to your own private wallet. So they report everything as if you bought and sold it. So you can move the same Bitcoin back and forth between Coinbase and your private wallet 100 times and they will report it as owing money on selling 100 Bitcoins for 100% profit. Now to be fair, they really can't do much else since they have no knowledge of where you are sending it. But still, the combination of their reporting and the IRS taking the stance unless you prove otherwise every movement is a 100% profit sale is aggressively hostile.

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OMG, this point NEEDS to be emphasized A LOT! Despite all these SCAMMY CT INFLUENCERS telling you how crypto helps to escape financial troubles, it is not! The game in crypto is TO SURVIVE! If you aren't in the position to build discretionary savings, don't put into crypto.

Mentions:#OMG#CT

OMG yes. I would love for something better, more reliable, more well known, easier to understand, safer to store, more private, more scares, more decentralized, with better developers, more scalable, more liquid, more reliable, more secure, to come around. Let me know when you find it. Cause I’m all in.

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None of the comments here (besides the ones calling out this immaturity) are getting the fucking point of what Schiff is saying at all. And the person he is debating is being highly disingenuous OMG GET DUNKED ON for trying to trip up Peter’s words. He is carefully choosing them to describe the CURRENT system - and how the price is determined. If you would actually listen, what he’s saying is that real price discovery mechanism has been lost, something so basic to any bitcoiner everyone should understand it. When comparing the two assets, why would we dismiss what he is saying specifically about the fundamentals of price / price discovery? Is intra market analysis too beneath you? You can’t actually respect someone (even if they disrespect btc) for their words at face value? Peter Schiff isn’t wrong here, I really thought this sub was starting to pick back up but I gotta leave the childishness again and go back to fundamentals.

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#Tether Pro-Arguments Below is a Tether pro-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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? Check out the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find submissions for other topics.

OMG. The first net positive inflow for Grayscale.

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OMG. How soon before we're watering our crops with Brawndo? Anyone? Pro tip Mr. Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, the government does not print it's own money. FFS

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Crypto is a form of investment. Investments should not be made without adequate disposable income. If you do not have adequate disposable income, stay away from crypto or any investments. That effort is better much better spent on improving your situation with the goal of having more disposable income. “But it’s only $100” Keep it or surprise your SO with something nice. That $100 will turn to $0 if you don’t. Those “OMG this dEgEn aped $67 on this memecoin and turned it into $69,420!!11 (I’m looking at you @LookonChain) are mostly always team/insider buys that trigger automatically as soon as the contract is deployed, while they blacklist every other buy transaction at the same time.

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#Tether Con-Arguments Below is a Tether con-argument written by CreepToeCurrentSea. > [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. > > &#x200B; > > &#x200B; > > ^(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? Check out the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Tether) to find submissions for other topics.

Mentions:#USDT#EOS#OMG
r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

OMG THIS IS THE SCAMMER! WHO else would knows if I’m a male or Female?

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

HODL.. and when you feel like "OMG I need to sell..." Then start to buy and hope the trend is turning! 👍👍

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