Big data is the new oil, so goes the 21st century aphorism. Those who collect data have carved out a prosperous and powerful underbelly to typical industrial giants, providing the proverbial fuel to the fire of modern industry. The importance of quality data is not to be underestimated, especially in the burgeoning digital assets industry — where misinformation and asymmetries abound.
Stablecoins: the latest buzzword in cryptoland. Long before the hype, Tether was already reigning as the most utilized USD pegged currency. Surrounded by doubt and controversy, Tether was (and still is) a very hot topic among traders and crypto enthusiasts alike. How is the allegedly 100% USD backed fiat-collateralized coin holding up in today's bear market?
This paper studies the efficiency and price formation of bitcoin and other cryptocur- rency markets. First, there are large recurrent arbitrage opportunities in cryptocur- rency prices relative to fiat currencies across exchanges that often persist for several days or weeks.