Tether Terminated Cooperation With Friedman LLP

Friedman LLP was the auditor company of Tether's funds
29 January 2018   116

USDT issuer, Tether announced the termination of partnership with the audit company Friedman LLP. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The Friedman LLP company audited Tether tokens, which are represented on the large Bitfinex exchange. In the opinion of many critics, Tether issues not backed tokens in large amount. Bitfinex'd blogger is convinced that the excessive emission of such tokens caused a recent sharp surge in the price of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, which was later replaced by a sharp dump in early 2018.

We confirm that the relationship with Friedman is dissolved.  Given the excruciatingly detailed procedures Friedman was undertaking for the relatively simple balance sheet of Tether, it became clear that an audit would be unattainable in a reasonable time frame. As Tether is the first company in the space to undergo this process and pursue this level of transparency, there is no precedent set to guide the process nor any benchmark against which to measure its success.

Tether Statement

The last time the audit of Tether accounts was conducted by Friedman in September last year. As indicated in the preliminary report, the reserve of the tokens USDT was $ 442.9 million in the denominated currency.

UpBit to Compensate Possible USDT Losses in USD

South Korean cryptoexchange made an unexpected statement
07 February 2018   1227

South Korean crypto-exchange Upbit promised users to compensate to the full extent their possible losses in the event of the collapse of Tether and USDT. This is reported by Etoday ko.

We are aware of various suspicions about Tether. We compensate the entire amount to customers who have deposits in USDT on our exchange, in case of problems.

UpBit Team

Previously, users have repeatedly expressed doubts that Tether has the necessary amount of deposits in real US dollars to provide all the released tokens USDT.

At the moment of press, only 0.26% of whole Tether volume is being trade at Upbit. 

These are main USDT market parameters:

  • Average price: $1.01
  • Market Cap: $2 232 239 542 
  • 24h Volume: $5 161 760 000 

Few weaks ago, famous economist Dr. Doom accused Tether in recent Bitcoin price dump.