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Tether Tokens (USDt) Reign Supreme as Market Cap Crosses US$50 Billion, Tether Now Blueprint for Alternative Financial System

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Tether Operations Limited (Tether), the blockchain-enabled platform that powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalization, has surpassed US$50 billion in market capitalization as the pre-eminent stablecoin paves the way to power a new digital economy and future alternative financial system.

USDt is making waves beyond its native digital token space as the wider financial system recognises the monumental technological advance that the pre-eminent stablecoin represents. As the most liquid, stable and trusted stablecoin, USDt offers a faster, cheaper and more intuitive modern form of money.
USDt’s exponential growth -- which has seen its market capitalization grow by more than a factor of ten over the past 12 months -- has left the stablecoin eclipsing major blue chip stocks such as Ford Motor and Kraft Heinz.

The mushrooming market capitalization of USDt is mirrored by its variety of different use cases. The tetherization of trading continues to gather pace with spot exchanges denominating trading pairs in USDt rather than bitcoin. Meanwhile, USDt is increasingly used in payments and remittances and plays a pivotal role as a liquidity provider in the nascent field of decentralized finance (DeFi). Tether’s daily trading volume now exceeds US$140 billion, according to data from CoinGecko.

“Crossing a market cap of US$50 billion represents an incredibly important milestone for Tether,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Tether. “When the group of visionaries that created Tether in 2014 first launched the stablecoin they could not have dreamt that it would have grown so exponentially. Tether’s success is a blueprint for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and a banking system of the future. We are truly humbled by the pivotal role that Tether now plays in the digital token ecosystem across myriad protocols and applications.”

Institutional and corporate usage form the lion share of demand for USDt, with US$29 billion added since January 1, 2021, a gain that is greater than the combined market capitalization of all rival stablecoins, combined.

USDt’s presence in the e-commerce and payments space is growing. USDt represents a superior medium of exchange in many use cases, and can offer lower transaction fees than wire transfers of fiat currency. USDt is supported by numerous e-commerce platforms and payment gateways, and already provides faster payment as compared to credit cards and traditional payment systems.

USDt works across a diversity of different blockchains, including Algorand, Bitcoin Cash’s Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Tron and Solana. Tether is driven to support and empower growing ventures and innovation in the blockchain space.

About Tether
Tether is the preeminent stablecoin with the biggest market capitalization, surpassing that of all rival offerings combined. Created in October 2014, Tether has grown to become the most traded cryptocurrency. Tether is disrupting the legacy financial system by offering a more modern approach to money. By introducing fiat currency-digital cash to the bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Tron, Solana and Algorand blockchains, Tether makes a significant contribution to a more connected ecosystem. Tether combines digital currency benefits, such as instant global transactions, with traditional currency benefits, such as price stability. With a commitment to transparency and compliance, Tether is a fast and low-cost way to transact with money.

Lundi 26 Avril 2021