Bitfinex is one of the major cryptocurrency exchanges founded in 2012. In Otc 2019, a New York-based legal firm alleged that Bitfinex and Tether had been involved in manipulating markets and concealing illicit proceeds.
Roche Freedman, New York-based legal firm, filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of those who own cryptocurrency against Bitfinex and Tether and others for crypto market manipulation and creating the largest bubble in history.
The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has ruled that Bitfinex is legally allowed to withhold documents pertaining to the alleged cover-up of an $850 million loss on its trading platform.
Tether has been reportedly working on a new stablecoin pegged to the Chinese Yuan. The stablecoin project named “CNHT” came from the intention of Zhao Dong, one of the shareholders of the Bitfinex crypto exchange.
Judge Cohen reportedly decided to give a 90-day extension to the case, which will give the New York Attorney General’s office to continue investigating. Judge Cohen also dismissed Bitfinex and Tether’s motion to appeal after the ruling.