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Bitcoin’s mad 10% spike could have been a short squeeze

Bitcoin jumped about 10% against the dollar on Tuesday in just 20 minutes, with no obvious news to spur the price rise. Here's what analysts are saying about it.
Tether is meant to be 'tethered' to the value of the US dollar.

Everything you need to know about Tether, the cryptocurrency academics claim was used to manipulate bitcoin

Tether is in the frame again after a paper from the University of Texas at Austin claiming it was used to manipulate the price of bitcoin.
Bitcoin price on June 13.

Bitcoin is slipping after a study found signs its 2017 bull run was driven by market manipulation

Academics at the University of Texas on Wednesday published a paper concluding that the US-pegged cryptocurrency Tether had influenced the price of bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex recently signed a deal aimed at monitoring and stopping market manipulation on its platform.

CRYPTO INSIDER: Cyber attack paralyzes Bitfinex

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volumes, was down Tuesday morning after it experienced a cyber attack. "The platform is under extreme load," the exchange said. "We are investigating. Seems a DDoS attack was launched soon after we relaunched the platform."
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex recently signed a deal aimed at monitoring and stopping market manipulation on its platform.

‘The platform is under extreme load:’ Cyber attack brings major cryptocurrency exchange to its knees

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges shut Tuesday morning because of a cyber attack.

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex reportedly subpoenaed by top regulator

Both Bitfinex and Tether, which share a CEO, have been accused of fraudulent behavior.
Tether's website.

Tether, the troubled cryptocurrency hit by a $31 million hack, has split with its auditors

The relationship with Friedman LLP "dissolved" due to the auditors' "excruciatingly detailed procedures," Tether said in a statement.
Tether's website.

Cryptocurrency Tether, hit by a $31 million hack, calls criticism ‘uninformed and baseless’

The hack led to speculation online and in the press that Tether did not hold the dollar reserves it claims are backing its cryptocurrency.
Photo illustration of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange website taken September 27, 2017. Picture taken September 27, 2017.

Anger and confusion as crypto traders lose thousands in ‘flash crash’ on $54 billion exchange

The price of cryptocurrencies NEO, OMG, and ETP crashed as much as 90% in minutes on the Bitfinex exchange before quickly bouncing back to former levels.