The Blockchain/Cryptocurrency/Electric Cars (???) discussion thread

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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#95
I'm getting the feeling that Warhawk really hates crypto.

Ham, can you confirm?
I don't "hate" cryptocurrency (I do think NFTs are nothing but a huge scam); I think it is way overhyped and overblown for most people. If you want to buy things illegally on the dark web, hey, it makes sense. But for day to day use it is pretty worthless and it's basically being pushed on folks just to get the price to go up.

So, knock yourself out if you want to. Buy all the pet rocks and Power Balance bracelets you want!
 
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Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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#97
NYT on Tether issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/...ptocurrency.html?referringSource=articleShare

By contrast, Tether claims its stablecoins are backed by cash and other traditional assets, making its reserves essential to the health of the crypto market. In theory, anyone who wants to exchange Tethers for U.S. dollars can do so quickly and easily.

But the company’s financial statements show that a significant portion of its reserves are tied up in unsecured corporate debt known as commercial paper. Such financial instruments are riskier and harder to quickly convert into cash, especially during financial turmoil. In 2021, New York’s attorney general fined Tether $18.5 million and said the company had lied about its reserves, calling it “a stablecoin without stability.”
 
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NYT on Tether issues.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/...ptocurrency.html?referringSource=articleShare

from the article:

By contrast, Tether claims its stablecoins are backed by cash and other traditional assets, making its reserves essential to the health of the crypto market. In theory, anyone who wants to exchange Tethers for U.S. dollars can do so quickly and easily.

But the company’s financial statements show that a significant portion of its reserves are tied up in unsecured corporate debt known as commercial paper. Such financial instruments are riskier and harder to quickly convert into cash, especially during financial turmoil. In 2021, New York’s attorney general fined Tether $18.5 million and said the company had lied about its reserves, calling it “a stablecoin without stability.”
Commercial paper, in itself, is fine. Money market funds trade those. It’s the type of debt that is the unknown—emerging market debt in particular (Think China RE, Russian companies…). Plus structural links, like who’s invested in them and who they’ve invested in (e.g., Celsius). One node freezes and it’s a domino effect.

I have 250 put contracts against (250 x 100 = 25,000 shares worth) coin. Riding on an implosion. Been rolling dem down since the mid $70s.
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
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https://decrypt.co/114269/hundreds-...-from-ftx-overnight-in-unauthorized-transfers

Several wallets allegedly belonging to FTX were drained of hundreds of millions of dollars in coins late on Friday night, with much of the funds transferred from Tether (USDT) into stablecoin DAI, and from staked Ethereum (stETH) into Ethereum (ETH).

It was the same day that FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and it looked too soon, too late at night, and too sophisticated for the actions to be attributed to liquidators.

Just before midnight, an FTX Telegram administrator named Rey posted: "Ftx has been hacked. All funds seem to be gone."FTX apps are malware. Delete them. Chat is open. Don't go on ftx site as it might download Trojans."

"If you think FTX is being hacked right now, you should consider quitting crypto. you are too kind and gullible for this industry," DeFi Pulse founder Scott Lewis tweeted.
 
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