Tag: tether (usdt)

Mar 11 2021

Tether to Launch USDT on Solana (SOL)

In brief: Tether plans on launching USDT on Solana (SOL) The new integration will allow USDT users to exchange funds at 50,000 tps for as little as $0.00001 per transaction Solana is one of the fastest-growing blockchain networks Tether's market cap continues to grow and is currently at $38 Billion The team at Tether has announced that they will be launching USDT tokens...

Feb 23 2021

Bitfinex and Tether (USDT) Settle With NY Attorney General for $18.5M

In brief: The NY Attorney General's office has settled with Bitfinex and Tether Bitfinex and Tether will cease all operations in New York They will also pay an $18.5 million fine alongside other requirements to increase transparency The New York Attorney General's office has reached an $18.5 million settlement with Bitfinex and Tether for alleged illegal activities in the state of NY. According...

Feb 10 2021

Tether’s (USDT) Market Cap Has Increased by 45% in 2021 Exceeding $30B

Quick take: Tether's (USDT) market cap has increased by 44.9% since the beginning of 2021 hitting $30.33 Billion Demand for stablecoins has increased as traders look for fiat onramps Furthermore, DeFi on both Tron and Ethereum has accelerated the use of USDT The market capitalization of Tether (USDT) has increased by a whopping 44.9% since the beginning of 2021 to hit a new...

Jan 30 2021

ETH and Ethereum Based Stablecoins Settled Over $1.6T in 2020

Summary: ETH and Stablecoins running on Ethereum settled over $1.6 Trillion in 2020 The three major stablecoins driving transaction volume on Ethereum are Tether (USDT), USDC and DAI Stablecoins are a bridge between traditional finance and crypto markets ETH, together with stablecoins running on the Ethereum network settled over $1.6 Trillion in transactions last year. This is according to a report by the...

Jan 26 2021

Tether’s (USDT) Market Cap Exceeds $25B, With $5B Issued in One Month

Quick take: The market capitalization of Tether (USDT) has just passed the $25 Billion mark $5 Billion of which was issued in the last month According to the Tether balance-sheet, the company has $25.139 Billion in total assets The use of USDT on Tron has seen a significant increment as Tether users avoid high fees on Ethereum The market capitalization of the popular...

Jan 21 2021

Over $9.3 Billion Tether (USDT) has Been Issued on Tron (TRX)

Quick take: $9.395 Billion in Tether (USDT) has been issued on the Tron (TRX) blockchain Justin Sun celebrated the milestone, highlighting that it took 644 days to acheive Demand for USDT on Tron is growing due to cheaper more efficient transactions Tron also hosts WBTC, WETH and WLTC with Justin hinting at more wrapped digital assets underway The amount of Tether (USDT) issued...

Nov 27 2020

Tether’s (USDT) Market Cap Grew By $1B in 9 Days to Reach $19B

Quick take: Tether's market cap is now at $19 Billion It took 9 days for its market cap to gain from $18 Billion to $19 Billion Early 2020 found its market cap at $4 Billion and an increment of $1 Billion took close to a month XRP has regained its number 3 spot but Tether could once again reclaim the spot Tether could...

Oct 24 2020

Bitfinex CTO: Tether (USDT) is Registered with FinCEN and Regulated

Summary: Bitfinex CTO and Tether CTO, Paolo Ardoino, has clarified that Tether (USDT) is indeed regulated Mr. Ardoino announced via Twitter that Tether was also registered with FinCEN His comments come after Tether competitors have been using the 'regulation' card to gain favor with users Tether recently hit $16 Billion in market capitalization There has been a long-held belief that the popular stablecoin...

Oct 09 2020

Report: Expect Ethereum To Lose the #2 Spot to Tether (USDT) in 2021

Quick take: The team at Bloomberg has predicted that Ethereum could lose the number 2 spot to Tether (USDT) by next year Increasing demand and adoption of stablecoins is the major force behind Tether's rise Stablecoins are a precursor of CBDCs and will most likely be more enduring than altcoins Ethereum has had a relatively stagnant market cap since 2017 when compared to...

Sep 27 2020

Ethereum Projects Continue to Freeze Tokens Affected by KuCoin Hack

Quick take: Multiple Ethereum based projects affected by the KuCoin have intervened Some have frozen their ERC20 tokens with others initiating hardforks The KuCoin hack amount has increased to $203 Million and could continue climbing Almost immediately after the KuCoin hack, the team at Tether announced that it had frozen a total of $33 Million USDT stolen from the exchange. Of this amount,...

Bitfinex CTO: Tether is Not Bitcoin (BTC), USDT is Centralized

In brief: Bitfinex and Tether CTO, Paolo Ardoino, has reiterated Tether is a centralized stablecoin This comes after crypto enthusiasts questions the decision to freeze $33M in USDT from the KuCoin hack Tether also froze $1M USDT on Omni and another $1M USDT on Tron The exchange had also rescued another $1M lost to a DeFi smart contract The CTO of both Bitfinex...

Sep 26 2020

Bitfinex and Tether Freeze $33M USDT from KuCoin Hack

Quick take: Bitfinex CTO, Paolo Ardoino, has notified crypto twitter of the freezing of $33M Tether related to the KuCoin hack Bitfinex has frozen $13 Million Tether (USDT) on EOS Tether has frozen $20 Million USDT on Ethereum Binance has pledged its support in the recovery efforts of funds from the hack KuCoin has offered a $100,000 reward for vital information related to...

Sep 25 2020

Weiss Ratings: Avoid Exposure to Tether (USDT)

In brief: The team at Weiss Ratings has cautioned investors against using Tether (USDT) They cite that USDT is not 100% backed by fiat and Tether is running like a fractional reserve bank They recommend USDC which is subject to constant audits and 100% backed DAI is also an alternative given its transparency via smart contracts The team at Weiss Ratings has provided...

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