UpBit to Compensate Possible USDT Losses in USD

South Korean cryptoexchange made an unexpected statement
07 February 2018   1553

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.

UPbit Audit: South Korea’s Exchange is not a Scammer

Upbit did not swindle its balance sheet and deceive investors: results of an audit of the cryptocurrency holdings has been revealed 
15 May 2018   381

An official police checking into UPbit, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KIU) and local police is going on. Last week, the South Korean police entered the UPbit headquarters to study the practices of the exchange after receiving tips that the company has been operating cryptocurrency deals without actually holding user funds. The local police charged UPbit on processing its order books without keeping cryptocurrencies and feigned that it had large amounts of user funds in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.

Nevertheless some insider springs have contended that the investigation connected with a problem of liquidity as UPbit only processed wallets of around 90 cryptocurrencies even though the exchange has 130 cryptocurrencies added on the platform.

Users of the 30 cryptos on UPbit that are yet see independent wallets integrated by the exchange, cannot invest or withdraw the tokens directly from UPbit and have to exchange the assets to other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum before withdrawing. The lack of wallet support for dozens of cryptocurrencies caused the investigation and the government accusing UPbit of inflating its balance sheet.

Inspite the ongoing investigation, UPbit has been completely operational and continued to process trades for its users. Focused on the audit report of Yoojin, it is highly likely that the government investigation into UPbit will be finished with a simple issue in liquidity and if the report of Yoojin is accurate, UPbit will not endure from any consequence from the recent case as it occured from a simple misunderstanding of UPbit’s wallet structure.