Popular stablecoin Tether has updated its Terms of Service (TOS) on February 26th, once again raising questions over its dollar peg.
No One Does it Better Than Tether
Tether 00 has regularly come under suspicion over its claims that it’s 1-to-1 backed by the US Dollar and that it has been used to manipulate Bitcoin prices. In June 2018, Bitcoinist reported on a paper by two researchers at the University of Texas, who claimed to have identified potential evidence of direct price manipulation since November 2017.
In December, however, the rumors about its dollar peg began looking increasingly thin. Bank statements revealed that $2.2 billion was present in Tether’s account at Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank on January 31st in 2018. Data from CoinMarketCap shows that the same amount of Tethers existed back then.
Just a few short months later, the company has once again managed to turn the cryptocurrency community against itself, with a controversial change in its TOS.
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