Many have called Tether a complete fraud and short sellers at Hindenburg want inside information. FYI, these guys most recently blew the lid off Lordstown Motors.

Hindenburg Research, a forensic financial research firm, today announces it is launching the Hindenburg Tether Bounty Program (the “Program”) – a reward of up to $1,000,000 for information leading to previously undisclosed details about cryptocurrency “stablecoin” Tether’s backing.

Tether is a key underpinning of the multi-trillion-dollar crypto market. Yet despite its repeated claims of transparency, its disclosures around its holdings have been opaque. The company claims to hold a significant portion of its reserves in commercial paper yet has disclosed virtually nothing about its counterparties.

Hindenburg has doubts about the legitimacy of Tether’s backing due to the company’s sparse disclosures.

Tether has been referred to as a “stablecoin” in the crypto space due to the company’s historical claims that it was equivalent to $1 USD and was backed 1-to-1 by “traditional currency” reserves.

Since those claims that garnered it “stablecoin” status were made years ago, Tether subsequently revealed that its coin was backed only by a small percentage of traditional currency, and that much of its backing consists of holdings in commercial paper issued by unnamed counterparties.