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After reviewing this document from the Presidents Working Group on financial markets discussing StableCoins future regulatory framework, I’ve got some opinions on how this all will probably play out. #cryptocrash #crytpo #sec #cftc #fomc $mstr home.treasury.gov/system/files/1…
Firstly regulation is coming even though the crypto believers don’t want to accept that it will.

@GaryGensler has clearly (ominously for the crypto world) stated that throughout history there have been attempts for private banks and currencies to operate outside of public regulations and all have failed. Basically saying crypto and exchanges will be regulated or destroyed
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🚨 #Tether is already violating the terms of its settlement with @CFTC. They are making public statement denying & misrepresenting the findings and conclusions of the CFTC Order. Please #Retweet. /1
They falsely claim that the CFTC order didn't find any "issues relating to Tether’s current operations." FALSE. CFTC scope of investigation included the time period from Jun 1, 2016 - Feb 25, 2019. Therefore, CFTC did not investigate any activities before & beyond this period. /2
#Tether falsely claims that "there is no finding that tether tokens were not fully backed at all times". This is not true. #CFTC has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Tether lied. Below is evidence from the Press Release, the actual Order, and the Statement by Commisioner. /3
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🚨 BREAKING: #CFTC orders #Tether and #Bitfinex to pay fines totaling $42.5M. Tether will pay $41M over claims that #stablecoin was fully backed by US Dollars. #Bitfitnex will pay $1.5M for illegal transactions and violation of prior CFTC Order.

cftc.gov/PressRoom/Pres…
"The order requires Tether to pay a civil monetary penalty of $41 million and to cease and desist from any further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations, as charged."
"As found in the order, Tether held sufficient fiat reserves in its accounts to back USDT tether tokens in circulation for only 27.6% of the days in a 26-month sample time period from 2016 through 2018."
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I had a journalist actually tell me they had to "tread lightly" on the government because that is where they get all their stories from. Govts & #DOJ/#FBI/@UKSFO/@TheFCA master manipulators using leaks and quid-pro-quo's to 'mainstream' lies. #Libor a great example.
There will be more to this story to add as my case moves along. @business (Bloomberg) had my indictment and spoke about it while it was STILL SEALED. I was in #DOJ/#FBI custody, AWAITING indictment to be unsealed (so I could read it) while it was discussed on air. 100% illegal.
This #DOJ/#FBI leak in my #deutschebank #Libor case caused all senior executives to clam up tighter than a frogs ass. That allowed govt to target the junior #scapegoats with impunity because they could then suppress evidence/truth that came out AFTER trial
gulfnews.com/business/marke…
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Rabobank 1/9: #CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
Speculators’ net #USD positions held in positive territory for the 4th consecutive week, though overall size dropped moderately along with the softer tone of the greenback in the spot market. Previous to this the market had not had
Rabobank 2/9: a run of net long positions since June 2020. The USD has been one of the best performing G10 currencies this year reflecting reflation optimism and a shift in expectations regarding Fed rates policy.

#EUR net longs dropped to their lowest level since March 2020.
Rabobank 3/9: Concerns about the speed of the vaccine roll-out programme in #Eurozone have been constraining expectations regarding the economic recovery in the region as fears about a third wave spread. ECB has brought forward bond purchases to push down the level of bond yields
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Yesterday, at the conclusion of my #NYU class discussing #Governance of #Bitcoin and #Cryptocurrencies, I posted this slide, summarizing my thoughts about what the #US can do to improve its #law and #policy related to #Crypto. A #thread on what we can and should fix:
First, establish an government wide-policy. What do we want? Are we pro -innovation? Do want to protecting consumers? Do we want to strike a balance in the middle?Do we want to facilitate experimentation? How much control will the govt take over these experiments? /2
Do we want to make it easier or harder to launch businesses/reach consumers? To make an effective policy, we either need an interagency group, or a new freestanding group focused on the subject. Whoever tackles it, step 1, what do we want? /3
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Rabobank 1/8: #CFTC #CommitmentofTraders Report:
Net #USD short positions were little changed last week though a modest increase was recorded. Net shorts remain near recent highs and are therefore not reflecting this year’s improved performance of the USD in the spot market.
Rabobank 2/8: Focus is on the size of the Biden fiscal giveaway and the relative success of vaccine roll-out programmes. Rising inflation expectations appear out of kilter with the Fed’s very cautious tone.
#EUR net longs dropped back sharply. In spot market it appears that
Rabobank 3/8: the EUR is being undermined by the slow vaccine roll-out programme in the EU. This is supporting talk that the region could fall behind in the reflation trade.
Net #GBP long positions edged higher but remain below recent highs.
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#CFTC charges Breonna Clark, Venture Capital Investments Ltd., a Colorado LLC , w/ fraud & failing to register with the CFTC; alleged defendants solicited U.S. residents to trade forex contracts, #Bitcoin other digital assets via a commodity pool operated by the defendants. /1 Image
Allegedly collected $534,829 from ~72; defendants used at least $418,000 for personal expenses& to make Ponzi-type payments to other pool participants; misled participants about experience, investment track record, sent false statements; /2
CFTC seeks restitution, disgorgement , civil monetary penalties, permanent registration and trading bans, and a permanent injunction against future violations of the CEA; Got help investigating from Govts of Bulgaria, New Zealand, Seychelles, St. Vincent & Grenadines, UK.
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In #SDNY, Steptoe faces Curcio hearing on representing Sadr Nejad and #JPM, previously UBS Commerzbank & #Citibank - thread
Judge Nathan reading Strptoe's script, changing #JPM to the "banks." US Attorney also unconcerned about Citibank conflict?
Like Ali Sadr, now under oath Judge Nathan says she went to Cornell. Echo of Sandy Weill, #PredatoryBender @SDNYLIVE
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The Chainlink / Facebook Connection
Thread including all things Facebook blockchain, GlobalCoin / Project Libra / stablecoin, and key employees (incl. dates & references) + Chainlink breadcrumbs.
#GlobalCoin #ProjectLibra #Libra #Blockchain #Crypto #Chainlink #4IR #Facebook $LINK
January 4, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg on "fixing" @Facebook and working towards decentralization facebook.com/zuck/posts/101…

#GlobalCoin #ProjectLibra #Libra #Blockchain #Crypto #Chainlink #4IR $FB $LINK #Facebook #Decentralization
May 8, 2018
After four years at the helm of @messenger , @davidmarcus will be leaving the team to lead a small group of @Facebook employees to explore what blockchain technologies can do for the social media giant. facebook.com/davidm/posts/1…

#Facebook #Blockchain #GlobalCoin
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Début de la septième journée d'audience du procès #FranceTelecom, la présidente annonce la constitution d'une nouvelle personne en tant que partie civile. @humanite_fr
L'audience portera sur la période de transition 2005-2006. Elle rappelle que l'annonce des 22 000 postes supprimés (du plan Next) n'a été effective que le 14 février 2006. Elle évoque une période "d'ébullition".
22 000 départs dits "naturels". Annoncés à la presse le 14 février 2006, soit la veille d'un Comité central d'entreprise (CCE). {Un léger délit d'entrave}
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1/Given the recent news around #tether and #bitfinex, we wondered whether the more professional BTC investors would become more cautious - presumably inclined to take the @NewYorkStateAG action as no ordinary #FUD the retail crypto is so used to brushing off. Not really, it seems
2/In the wake of #Fidelity or #TDAmeritrade offering trading and storing of bitcoin, #CME futures is still the biggest market for US institutions to get exposure to #bitcoin price action.Commitment of Traders reports by #CFTC reflect trader positions by end of business on Tuesday
3/Reports come out every Friday to avoid market abuse. @krugermacro suggested using them as a proxy for institutional adoption, which was also referenced in the influential recent report by @tuurdemeester and @MLescrauwaet. We've also been tracking COT positions. Take a look
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