Tether Is Having Legal Problems

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Tether’s history has been an interesting one, to say the least. And one that I have personally only begun to scrape the surface of. But that might make for a fascinating piece in the future. The point is that they have previously been the subject of criticism, so this is nothing new for them.

The fact that Tether asserts to be backed 1:1 by USD is one of the main concerns. It is the subject of controversy. However, it has been very difficult, if not impossible, for individuals to verify this reality. Together with the transactions that were already known and those Tether made public. have been a hive of speculative activity.

In other words, the trade’s fundamental concept is blatantly false and grossly uninformed. It is also fostered by an uncritical acceptance of Tether conspiracy theories that border on being simply false.

Furthermore, due to their conviction that this was untrue, some hedge firms even recently tried to short Tether. a situation that Tether got through. However, it has caused Tether to reiterate that it does not own any Chinese commercial paper and that it has reduced its overall holdings of commercial paper.

They even stated that by the end of August, their holdings of commercial paper will only be $300 million. should possess no financial documents by the beginning of November.


Contemporary legal concerns

The most recent court documents are a part of a 2019 lawsuit brought by a group of investors. They contend that iFinex. It is  the organization that owns Tether and Bitfinex. It released unbacked Tether in an effort to influence the market.

Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Tether to show proof that they are in fact backed by 1 to 1 USD. They must submit several records to the court, including “general ledgers, balance sheets, income statements, cash-flow statements, and profit and loss statements.”

Additionally, Judge Polk Failla denied the defense’s plea to defy this. These asserted that they were sufficient to demonstrate the one-to-one backing while mentioning earlier records. This disagreement only related to the size of the documents that needed to be submitted because we had already agreed to produce enough to prove the reserves that support USDT. We anticipate ending the plaintiffs’ frivolous litigation in due course, as we always do. Tether released a statement in which they downplayed the significance of the court’s rulings. and just praises them as commonplace.


What might occur in the future

The worst scenario we can envision is that there will be a problem with Tether’s support. We are not sure if this is due to the fact that it is not backed 1:1 or if there is another skeleton that will eventually come to light.

However, if this is the case, Tether may be depegged. And the collapse that might occur afterward would be comparable to the one we saw with the UST. Rushing to switch Tether out would undoubtedly subject it to tremendous additional downward pressure. hence potentially causing a further decline in price. Naturally, this is all worst-case scenario material. So let’s hope everything goes smoothly and there are no problems discovered.

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