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Full article: https://medium.com/@untetheredbtc/how-the-tether-usdt-distribution-system-works-84a5c673bec0
The article is somehow badly written, so here is a short summary:
CryptoCapital - Panamanian Financial services company (launched by HAVELOCKINVESTMENTS) claiming to be a
bankand licensed crypto exchange(the author has proof both are false).
HAVELOCKINVESTMENTS - Announced partnership between Coinapult and Cryptocapital
Coinapult and Cryptocapital are connected through Ira Miller (ex-CEO of Coinapult, also developed Cryptocapital's internal tech)
Where Tethers come into play: Coinapult offers a service known as LOCK where you lock the value in usd of your bitcoins in order to hedge against fluctuations. The Author has evidence and is sure that Coinapult, to "protect" the value in usd of the coins (bitcoins & dash) its LOCK feature users deposit, simply converts them into Tethers but claims instead that deposits are insured by CryptoCapital. The author also notes that Coinapult's Bitcoin price feed is taken from Bitfinex which proves they are converting them into tethers (also run by Bitfinex).
How/Why Tethers are printed: Coinapult offers its LOCK feature to Mycelium and a DASH wallet. People who deposit bitcoins/dash coins with Mycelium and decide to LOCK the value of their investments in USD trigger the issuance of fresh tether tokens (through Coinapult and Cryptocapital). Beware that these people think they are insured by Cryptocapital but all cryptocapital does to insure them is to convert their coins into "Tethers". This makes particular sense if you think that only a couple of weeks ago a bitfinex employee commented in a Tether thread saying "what if tethers are bought with other cryptos".
Coinapult also works with Safello, an exchange with a dozen thousand users, and with DASH wallet(s).
Important Note: The Author points out how Coinapult went from being b2c (business-to-consumer) to a b2b entity (business-to-business) since the release of its lock feature. This means that Coinapult only works with businesses. In other words it offers its service to Safello and Mycelium in bulk, it doesn't deal with users individually.
Roger Ver: The Author is suspicious that Roger knows about Coinapult & CryptoCapital (Roger is an investor in Coinapult), the Tether mechanism used to "LOCK" bitcoin/dash holdings, and converted his 40k BTC into BCH to get out of the loop. The Author thinks so because Kraken (an exchange where Ver was an early investor) did business in the past with the Cryptocapital and because Ver has a stake in Safello so must be aware of the LOCK feature integration. The Author also mentions Roger's "somewhat confused" reaction when asked about Tethers in his recent AMA. In other words, the Author says Roger knows more than he says and this is one of the reasons he got out of bitcoin.
Author's Conclusion: If in a market crash the millionaires using the LOCK feature of Coinapult head over Coinapult to claim the locked value of their investments, they are probably not going to back the initial value (because they have been converted into tethers and not all tethers are backed by usd) but can hope at most to get back the initial coins they deposited. Also this can happen only if the coins have been kept safely in Bitfinex's vaults (bitfinex issues Tethers to Coinapult/Cryptocapital)
--This article was in my news fee on my phone when I swipe to the side from BreakIT (Swedish news?)
Article is in swedish and is located here: https://www.breakit.se/artikel/10332/svensk-doldis-bakom-bitcoin-com-bitcoin-ar-oanvandbart-jag-har-salt-allt
Is this simply a scare scheme for bitcoin users so the CTO (Emil) hope that BTC prices go down a bit so he can buy more? He says that Bitcoin Cash is the future
Below is just Google translated from the article.
The office is small and colorless. A room, a few chairs and tables, computers. On one wall, television screens with crypto exchange rates are being updated in real time.
Bitcoin.com's Tokyo premises are far from any glamorous tech office at La Stureplan.
However, very large sums of money flow through the premises, there is no doubt.
Emil Oldenburg, co-founder and technical director at bitcoin.com, has lived in Tokyo for the past three years. He reports that several of the company's employees have become major winners of the sharp increase in bitcoins in recent years.
"We pay all our 60 employees in bitcoins," explains Emil Oldenburg.
"All my salary over the last three years has been in bitcoin."
A smart move, with a hand in hand.
Bitcoin.com is a site that revolves around everything that has to do with bitcoin. The company, which has its headquarters in the paradise island of St. Kitts, has news writers guarding the bitcoin world, an online casino for people who want to play with their bitcoins and break their own bitcoins via a so-called "mining pool".
The company has several types of revenue bones linked to the site, but the latter branch, the creation of new bitcoins, is the big deal.
Emil Oldenburg does not want to reveal any figures, but says that it is "terribly a lot of money".
"But then we have miners who are connected to us who always have to pay regardless of whether we manage to break a few blocks. Sometimes we go plus, sometimes back depending on how many blocks we break per month. It will be a bit like a lottery for us "he says, without revealing how much he himself has drawn onto the bitcoin sharpen.
As most people know at this point, bitcoin technology is complicated. But simplified, a "mining" in their network is a person who helps to develop new bitcoins.
"One example is that it is run by people aged 25-40 who live somewhere where there is cheap electricity, such as China, and has type 10,000 computers in a giant server hall. It's a very big operation, and usually people have capital investors in the back, "says Emil Oldenburg.
Bitcoin.com was launched in 2015. Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver had bought the attractive domain for a secret bitcoin a few years earlier, wondering if Emil wanted to help him build the business.
Today, the company has several million unique visitors each month, according to its own task.
The fact that the interest in cryptography and blockchain technology has exploded since its founding is no doubt. Emil Oldenburg, who previously joined the Swedish bitcoin broker Safello, said that there are very many "jokes" in the industry today, and he raises a warning's finger for anyone who wants to enter the race.
It's got to be really source-critical, he explains.
"There was something that annoyed us quite a lot at Safello when we started it. We did everything properly, to get all the permits you needed. At the same time as many other kidders came off shortcuts and do things oscillously."
In addition, he raises an extraordinary warning finger for the most sharpened cryptovalutan of all of them - that is, bitcoin, BTC.
"An investment in bitcoin right now I would say is the most risky investment you can make. It is an extremely high risk. I've actually sold all my bitcoins recently and switched to bitcoin cash, "he says.
The reason why Oldenburg chooses to invest in the newer cross-currency bitcoin cash is, like most in this industry, complicated. In short, though, there is a limitation on how many transactions bitcoins can be done in the second, seen as the "block" design.
The result will be very high fees and long waiting times for transactions.
"It costs a lot to transfer bitcoins to and from the stock exchanges. When I sold my BTC I had to pay 50 dollars and wait 12 hours for the transaction to go through because of this. It's completely unreasonable, "he says.
In other words, the charges and transaction times make the "currency" turned out to be unusable in practice.
The rate could potentially increase if changes are made. But according to Emil Oldenburg, there are no plans to implement such changes in the old BTC network.
"It's a group of fanatic bitcoin talibans who themselves do not use bitcoin everyday to want it like this. They see bitcoin like digital gold and a technical experiment, not something you should actually use. It will never be a currency used in everyday life or for people who run companies. "
1007/5000 595 tecken för mycket (får vara högst 5000 tecken):ÖVERSÄTT MER e väldigt höga avgifterna och långa väntetiderna vid överföringar. Helt enkelt eftersom de flesta bara har köpt på sig bitcoin – men aldrig sålt eller handlat med dem. “Folk har inte fattat det. Så fort folk inser att det är så här det fungerar så kommer man att börja sälja av.” “Det gamla bitcoin-nätverket är så gott som oanvändbart.” Du tror alltså inte att bitcoin kommer att bli den världsvaluta som vissa hoppas på? “Nej, det tror jag inte. Inte så länge nätverket styrs av den här gruppen som jag nämnde. Det är hos bitcoin cash som lösningarna finns, det är där jag ser en framtid.” "We have actually stopped developing new services for the old bitcoin network now and focus mostly on bitcoin cash. There it only costs 10 öre to send and no waiting times. The only backside is that bigger hard drives are required, but it's not a problem for most. "
According to Emil Oldenburg, the vast majority have not yet understood that bitcoins in practice have very low user-friendliness, due to the very high charges and long waiting times for transfers. Simply because most have just bought bitcoin - but never sold or traded with them.
"People have not taken it. As soon as people realize that this is how it works, one will start selling. "
"The old bitcoin network is virtually unusable."
You do not think that bitcoin will be the world currency some hope for?
"No I do not think so. Not as long as the network is controlled by this group as I mentioned. It's at bitcoin cash that the solutions are there, that's where I see a future. "
"TLDR": BTC equals to high transaction fees and long wait times, Bitcoin cash is the future and "The old bitcoin network is virtually unusable."
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