Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-08-08

Binance After less than four months the CEO of Binance US resigns. https://twitter.com/BrianBrooksUS/status/1423727097323802626 ICYMI In these two episodes Cas and I are joined by Frances Coppola to discuss inflation, deflation, regulation, stablecoins, and algorithmic stablecoins. https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/08/02/episode-19-inflation-deflation-and-stablecoins-with-frances-coppola-part-1-crypto-critics-corner/ https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/08/06/episode-20-algorithmic-stablecoins-and-regulation-with-frances-coppola-part-2-crypto-critics-corner/

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-08-01

This one will be a little bit longer than normal because I was in a wedding last weekend and did not get that week's post up. Books I Read Dolores Clairborne - A fascinating King novel that focuses exclusively on a single woman and the people she did and did not kill as it steps … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-08-01

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-18

Stablecoins Janet Yellen is getting together a whole bunch of regulators and law enforcement to figure out what the heck is happening with stablecoins. ICYMI I was able to go on the Grant William's Podcast to discuss Bitfinex and Tether and he has also made his report on Tether and Bitfinex freely available. https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/07/11/my-appearance-on-the-grant-williams-podcast/ In … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-18

A History of Tether and Bitfinex’s Audits, Attestations, Memos, and Letters: Both Promised and Actual

https://anchor.fm/s/297d9b4/podcast/rss/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_eVGsVW6ZM Amidst all the confusion surrounding Tether and Bitfinex it can be difficult to keep track of what they have actually provided in terms of audits, attestations, and other documents to support their contentions. Here I will summarize, but the important note that needs to be included at the top is that both Bitfinex … Continue reading A History of Tether and Bitfinex’s Audits, Attestations, Memos, and Letters: Both Promised and Actual

My Appearance on The Grant Williams Podcast

I was recently able to join Grant Williams on his podcast with George Noble to discuss Bitfinex and Tether. He has made both the podcast episode and the excellent report he wrote on Tether and Bitfinex free. I recommend you listen to the podcast and read the report: https://www.grant-williams.com/podcast/the-grant-williams-podcast-bennett-tomlin-george-noble/

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-11

Binance https://twitter.com/BennettTomlin/status/1413270421114433540?s=20 Binance in their continual journey to be simultaneously everywhere and nowhere has ended up right back where they started, in Hong Kong. TrueUSD I am still worried about the fact that we have yet to get more information from TrueUSD about their acquisition or when attestations may resume. Cas covered it months ago … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-11

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-04

Fraud in the art world Vulture had a fantastic article about a fraudulent art dealer. See if you can find analogies to crypto and especially NFTs. Read it here. ICYMI In this article I attempt to challenge those who malign Tether researchers and journalists covering Tether as 'conspiratorial truthers'. https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/07/03/tether-truthers-and-the-inconvenient-conspiracy-theories/ In this episode Cas and … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-07-04

Tether Truthers and the Inconvenient Conspiracy Theories

There is a reflexive tendency among those who defend Tether to categorise those who criticize Tether as 'truthers', akin to those who spread 'Jet Fuel Doesn't Melt Steel Beams' in their Facebook group about how the earth is flat. This tendency is absurd when you consider the history of the accusations made by 'truthers' and … Continue reading Tether Truthers and the Inconvenient Conspiracy Theories

Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-06-27

Summary of Bitfinex and Tether Grant Williams wrote the best summary of Bitfinex and Tether I have yet read, it is unfortunately paywalled, but if you would like to subscribe to get access you can go here. (Note: I was given a free copy) If instead you would like to read my introduction you can … Continue reading Sunday Reads – Things I Found Interesting 2021-06-27