UpBit to Compensate Possible USDT Losses in USD

South Korean cryptoexchange made an unexpected statement
07 February 2018   1232

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.

Bitfinex Shareholder Claims Tether Backed with $3B

According to investor and shareholder Zhao Dong, he saw the balance of the Tether and Bitfinex bank account
06 February 2018   124

Zhao Dong, a well-known Chinese investor and shareholder of Bitfinex, claims to have seen with his own eyes the balance of the Tether and Bitfinex bank account during a recent meeting with Bitfinex Financial Director Giancarlo Devasini. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

Lao Mao (CEO, Big One) (and I) just had a look at the USD account of Tether and Bitfinex in Giancarlo’s (Boss of BFX, CFO) room, in which Tether’s account holds 1.8x billion USD and Bitfinex holds 1.1x billion USD. The total number of the two accounts is around 3 billion USD, which is beyond the current circulated supply of USDT. This debunks all rumors around USDT.
 

Zhao Dong

Shareholder, Bitfinex

The chief executive officer of Big.one published a blog post following the trip, in which an interview between Mr. Devasini and one of Lao Mao’s associates is made public. 

The Bitfinex team has aroud 50 people. The Tether team does not work for money. As early as bitcoin investors, the team has a sense of responsibility and mission. Tether can no longer be limited to the US dollar. Company can use the euro, the Japanese yen and other fiat currencies.
 

Giancarlo Devasini
CFO, Bitfinex

He also noted that the company does not intend to disclose all the details of its relations with banks, which is supposedly a reciprocal measure of pressure from the US banking industry, which in every possible way interferes with Tether's activities.

From the interview, Mao concluded that "we can trust Tether and USDT."

The mood of Mao relative to the Tether tokens has recently changed markedly. In November of last year, he urged the exchange to not integrate couples with USDT.

In addition, the authors of the report criticized Tether and Birfinex for lack of transparency in their relations with banks, and specifically Tether - for the fact that the issuer presented audits of the auditor Friedman LLP as full-fledged audits, although they were not.