First I’d like to say I have no idea if any of the below is either:
B) If it is true – that it results in Bitfinex blowing up.
This is a notification that if you use Bitfinex you should be doing some homework.
The general outline is that Wells Fargo cut off Bitfiniex – and Bitfinex started to leverage Tether for their funding. Tether is a currency their sister company started. Since April there has been a 400% increase in the amount of Tether. A second site offers that this Tether can be used for margin trading and this could be influencing the price of Bitcoin.
Read in depth research here:
- A reddit thread here.
I’d note that Mt. Gox made some errors and attempted to inflate the price of Bitcoin to get out of their trouble.
There were also some other strange happenings with Bitcoin Cash. After the fork Bitfinex changed their distribution method i.e. they went back on their word.
They also recently announced to stop adding US Customers.
Again – I am not saying to panic. But I am saying do some research.