Episode 5 – Two Pie Charts and a $60 Billion Stablecoin

Two Pie Charts and a $60 billion Stablecoin Crypto Critics' Corner

Today Bennett Tomlin and I go over the recent disclosure by Tether of the make up of its reserves. If you'd like to read more, please visit: "For Every $1 in Tether there are $0.03 in Cash" https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/05/13/for-every-1-of-tether-there-are-0-03-in-cash/ or "Inside the Great Pie Chart giving Tether its dollar value" https://protos.com/tether-pie-chart-usdt-dollar-pegged-crypto-stablecoin-dollar-value/

In this episode Cas and I take a look at the reserve breakdown that Tether distributed to news outlets.

I covered it here:

Cas covered it here:

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Episode 4 – Zhao Dong: A Summary

Cas Piancey provides a summary of the history of Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong and his role at the OTC desk RenRenBit.

You can see some of Cas’ other coverage of Zhao at these links:

http://web.archive.org/web/20210511061038/https://protos.com/china-crypto-otc-king-zhao-dong-criminal-charges-court-docs-show/

http://web.archive.org/web/20210514141136/https://protos.com/renrenbit-zhao-dong-bitcoin-billionaire-pleaded-guilty-money-laundering/

Zhao Dong Still Matters: Here’s Why

Zhao Dong: The Final Word

Another Usecase Bites the Dust

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Episode 3 – Tether Questions and Answers

After going through the history and red flags behind Tether and Bitfinex, Bennett Tomlin and I go through some questions from the listeners.

In this episode Cas and I answer some audience questions about Bitfinex and Tether.

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Episode 2 – Tether: A Stable Discussion Continued

Tether: A Stable Discussion Part II Crypto Critics' Corner

In this part of our discussion, Bennett Tomlin and I go over the later problems Bitfinex and Tether encountered, why the New York Attorney General filed an injunction, and what the settlement between iFinex and the NYAG means for the companies and the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem.

In this episode Cas and I take a look at the more recent history of Bitfinex and Tether and especially what was revealed in the New York Attorney General case against them.

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Episode 1 – Tether: A Stable Discussion

Tether: A Stable Discussion Crypto Critics' Corner

In this recorded conversation, Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss the early history of Bitfinex and Tether and why Tether has outpaced Bitfinex as a growing concern. Another discussion concerning the NYAG settlement and ongoing skepticism will be addressed in the next conversation.

In this episode Cas and I take a look at the early history of Bitfinex and Tether and how their role in the ecosystem has evolved.

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