Tether (USDT), the stable coin owned by Bitfinex, has issued $50 million new Tether tokens on August 11, according to OmniExplorer data.
As it is a stable coin with a value of 1 token = $1, it means there are new 50 million USDT on the market.
According to Coinmarketcap charts, Tether’s market capitalization lost around $300 million in less than a month, hitting a value of $2.4 billion.
However, Tether is now second after bitcoin in terms of daily trading volumes thanks to $4.2 billion traded in only one day (28.16% of all crypto trades), while bitcoin’s volume in 24 hours is $5.7 billion (38.62%).
Still criticism around Tether, but not today
There is always criticism around this stable coin.
On June 25th, Tether released 250 million tokens, and there was who saw in it the cause of the bitcoin jump. Also, there is a University of Texas study that accused Tether to be behind the manipulation of the bitcoin price throughout 2017.