A year in review: The crypto news scoops we got to first
We published several exclusive reports and data analyses this year, including the Tether Papers and revealing Brexit bankroller Christopher Harborne was a Bitfinex shareholder.
Here’s a look at a few stories we got to first in 2021:
Bitcoin for Navalny: $120K donated during weekend protests
From January: Bitcoin caused trouble for Navalny in 2019, when RT alleged FBK fielded political donations as payment for high-profile investigations.
Brexit’s top donor outed as Bitfinex, Tether parent shareholder
From April: Brexit bankroller Christopher Harborne was first listed as a Digfinex shareholder at some point between 2017 and 2018, Protos can reveal.
Bitfinex shareholder and ‘OTC king’ in Chinese court on criminal charges, docs
From May: Court docs show crypto millionaire and RenrenBit ‘OTC king’ Zhao Dong is facing charges this week analogous to money laundering.
Binance ‘Chutes and Ladders’ ends where it started: Hong Kong
From July: Ever wonder how Binance exists despite ejection from every country it lands in? This is the tale of a crypto exchange that never stops moving.
Tether minted most USDT to just 2 firms — Alameda and Cumberland
From August: Tether minted and sold USDT to many other companies and individuals. None came close to the numbers Alameda Research and Cumberland put up.
Tether personally issued TRON’s Justin Sun at least $200M in USDT
From August: Justin Sun has acquired hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Tether, making him one of its most prolific buyers, Protos can reveal.
Crypto trading hamster outperforms Bitcoin, Warren Buffet, Cathie Wood
From September: Crypto trading hamster Mr. Goxx is up nearly 30% in three months, while Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation fund has managed less than 5%.
Tether Papers: This is exactly who acquired 70% of all USDT ever issued
From November: We catalogued every USDT distributed by Tether in the past seven years to present the most transparent research on the stablecoin to date.
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