Here’s What We Know About the Bitfinex and Tether Issue

Cryptocurrency

On Thursday, April 25, reports surfaced that The New York Attorney General’s office is looking into Bitfinex. Specifically, NYAG Letitia James said she had received a court order against iFinex Inc., which is the company behind Bitfinex. The order told them to stop breaking New York law.

Here’s what we know.

The Bitfinex and Tether Issue: April 2019

According to reports, The New York Attorney General’s office is looking into iFinex. Why? Because the office alleges that Bitfinex lost more than $800 million. The crypto exchange then proceeded to use funds from Tether, a stablecoin operator also operated by iFinex, to cover the shortfall.

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