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Hedge Update: On why Hedge and Buchman Indices excluded Tether from all indexation procedures already in December 2017

On why Hedge and Buchman Indices excluded Tether from all indexation procedures already in December 2017 and the implications thereof

Same story, different actors…

Few days ago (after BitConnect was revealed as a Ponzi scheme) we published a blog post detailing our reasoning for the exclusion of BitConnect from our indices, and explain the structure and mechanics thereof. Yesterday news surfaced that Tether and Bitfinex, companies with supposedly overlapping ownership, have been served a subpoena in Dec 2017 by the US derivatives regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Thinking ahead, Buchman Indices and Hedge excluded Tether from all indexation procedures on Dec 22. Such assessments and extracurricular Index Committee meetings ensure the integrity and professionalism of all our indices.

Regarding the legality of Tether Ltd. activities, the situation is unambiguous. In the case of Liberty Dollar (United States of America vs. Bernard von Nothaus), it has been established that producing private money resembling domestic of foreign currency in the US is a felony. This carries the important consequence that Tether CANNOT be audited for the fear of legal persecution, regardless if there are actual USD reserves in their bank accounts or not. At the very least, the banks where Tether supposedly holds the US Dollars would lose the correspondent banking connections necessary for USD clearing.

There are serious concerns of market manipulation on Bitfinex with the freshly minted USDT and with no way to independently verify the solvency of Tether Ltd., we will keep it out of the scope of Buchman Crypto Indices unless the situation changes.


Hedge Token incorporated in Zug – Switzerland

Hedge Token, is launching the first official Crypto Indices, based on professional investment-grade rulebooks, like STOXX and the S&P Index suite.

Why the Rulebook?

Objectivity and discipline are the main functions of the rulebook. Investors know what they get, from day one. A set of well-defined guidelines and an expert index committee to handle extraordinary unforeseeable events, the index is built and maintained in a manner that is reliable, predictable and comprehensive for all parties. 

Incorporated in Zug – Switzerland 

Incorporation of the Hedge Project in Switzerland, a Crypto friendly destination, ensures the highest KYC standards, while protecting investors’ identity in the most prudent manner. This allows the product offering to reach institutional investors, meet legal frameworks, and bolster networks and Hedge Tokens’ reputation in the crypto world. Being located in Zug, Switzerland, gives Hedge Token access to key resources, personnel, markets and technologies.

Investing in Crypto has never been so simple.

The average investor who has no IT or financial product background will be able to transact effectively on the Hedge Token Platform. Our dedicated team of experts, advisors, legal counsel and analysts have meticulously studied the average crypto investors’ investment patterns and difficulties. Lack of diversification presents the main difficulty i.e. a ‘homemade’ crypto portfolio concentrates risk. This is time-consuming, costly and illiquid, in times of uncertainty. Hedge Token, has been creating the first buy-the-crypto-market-with-a-single-click-instruments, the Crypto Traded Indices™ for investors, speculators, crypto-traders and evangelists.

A real-time, fluid, rulebook based approach to conventional crypto portfolios is what the maturing crypto market needs. Having Crypto Traded Indices™ on the Hedge Token Platform guarantees liquidity in times of stress, cost-effectiveness, security, compliance with KYC trading standards and is as easy as email- all at your fingertips.

Strategic Partnerships – Rialto.ai

Rialto.ai (XRL), a pioneer in arbitrage and market-making, has partnered with Hedge Token to provide direct access to crypto markets using its proprietary algorithms and competitive edge. Our complementary business models are the basis for mutually-beneficial cooperation, now and in the future.


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