Tether to Have Account at Bahamas

Tether reported on cooperation with Deltec Bank at Bahamas
02 November 2018   781

The issuer of the USDT, Tether Limited officially confirmed its cooperation with Deltec Bank, a small financial institution from the Bahamas. The company also submitted a letter, on the basis of which it has sufficient funds to ensure the total volume of issued USDT tokens.

Tether Limited is pleased to confirm that it has established a banking relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust Limited (“Deltec”), a 72-year-old financial institution with headquarters in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
 

Tether Team

It is also noted that Tether Limited was accepted as a Deltec client after full company check. Allegedly, it includes an analysis of processes, policies and legal compliance, a complete check of information about shareholders, final beneficiaries and managers of Tether Limited, as well as an assessment of the company's ability to maintain a binding to the US dollar at any time and its reserve management.

This process of due diligence, was conducted over a period of several months and garnered positive results, which led to the opening of our bank account with this institution. Deltec reviews our company on an ongoing basis.
 

Tether Team

Tether also states that the company is registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the US Department of the Treasury and adheres to the highest standards in anti-money laundering and terrorist financing procedures.

The message is accompanied by a reference to a letter from Deltec Bank, which states that at the end of the business day on October 31, 2018, the Tether account had a cash value of $ 1,831,322,828.

Thus, based on this letter and taking into account the current capitalization of USDT ($ 1.772 billion), Tether really has sufficient funds to ensure the total volume of issued tokens. The question of whether they were provided at all stages of the company, remains, however, open.

It also draws attention to the fact that in the letter, contrary to the accepted practice, there is no signature of any official of the bank.

Tether to Transfer 15M USDT to Liquid Network

It should be noted Liquid allows you to hide values ​​in the public registry using the "confidential transaction" protocol
09 January 2020   157

On January 7, Tether, the stablecoin issuer, transferred 15 million USDT from its reserves on the Ethereum blockchain to Blockstream's Liquid network, which is a federated bitcoin sidechain. The technical feasibility of such a swap was first announced in July 2019.

An important difference between Liquid and other blockchains is the support of assets that allow you to hide values ​​in the public registry using the "confidential transaction" protocol. By transferring Tether between exchange accounts through Liquid, traders will be able to avoid disclosing information about their intentions to other market participants.

Movements of tether can be tracked in general but also particularly to and from exchanges, which is valuable information. People absolutely trade based on this information. Moving from a blockchain that has transparent transactions and onto Liquid is somewhat of a no-brainer in the context of trading.

 

Grubles

Pseudonymous Blockstream community manager

 Blockstream CSO Samson Mow noted that Liquid-based Tether could be the first example of a semi-private stablecoin.

Services like Whale Alert, that track movements of assets, would not work for confidential assets in Liquid. With Confidential Transactions you can’t see the amounts being sent from one party to another. That means that USDT issued in the Liquid Network provides better privacy than USDT on other chains.

 

Samson Mow

Blockstream CSO

At the same time, the Tether emission in the Blockstream system remains public, which can help dispel skeptics' doubts.

According to Tether Technical Director Paolo Ardoino, customer interest in confidential transactions led the company to decide to transfer $ 15 million from the Ethereum network to Liquid.