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Uncovering the Truth: What Really Happened with Signature Bank and Tether?

Uncovering the Truth: What Really Happened with Signature Bank and Tether?

Allegedly, Tether utilized Signature Bank's payment platform to gain access to the US banking system.

On April 4, citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported that Tether instructed its cryptocurrency clients to purchase its USDT stablecoins by transferring US dollars to Capital Union Bank in the Bahamas via Signature’s Signet payment platform.

Tether’s CTO, Paolo Ardoino, denied any exposure to Signature in response to Bloomberg’s report. Although Signature Bank’s future seemed uncertain after its recent closure, Coinbase confirmed that Signet, the bank’s 24/7 instant payment network for digital assets, was still operational.

Signet’s continued operation appears to have been made feasible by Signature Bridge Bank, a temporary organization created by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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According to a source connected with Signature Bridge Bank, USDC issuer Circle’s CEO, Jeremy Allaire, had tweeted about halting Signet redemptions the evening before Signature Bridge Bank’s press release announcing its opening for business.

Some cryptocurrency community members have raised questions about regulators’ sudden closure of Signature Bank. During an episode of Unchained, Jim Bianco, founder of Bianco Research, discussed why he believes that New York regulators’ takeover of the bank is “suspicious.”

Alexander Stefanov

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