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The market cap of Tether crosses 40 billion
The market cap of Tether crosses 40 billion
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The market cap of Tether crosses 40 billion

By Marco Cavicchioli - 25 Mar 2021

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Yesterday, the market cap of USDt (Tether) crossed $40 billion for the first time. 

According to Tether Operations Limited, the company that manages the stablecoin, a significant increase in institutional and corporate demand lies behind this further increase.

In fact, among the $19 billion added as of January 1st, 2021, the lion’s share of the demand for USDt has come from institutional and corporate activity, generating a market cap increase in line with the entire market capitalisation of all other stablecoins combined.

The USDt market cap has now been growing almost steadily for many months. It only slowed down in the second half of January and at the end of February, but the rest of the time it has been increasing almost daily. 

Tether market cap, 65% dominance for USDt

USDt is thus consolidating its role as the reference stablecoin in the crypto sector, so much so that it holds a 65% dominance over the total market capitalisation of all stablecoins to date.

It also continues to dominate exchanges, with a volume of around half of the total, and 64% higher than that of bitcoin, for example.

The company also claims increased use of the token within innovative projects in the digital token ecosystem, including those in decentralized finance (DeFi).

The presence of USDt in the e-commerce and payments sector is also growing, particularly as it can offer lower transaction fees than fiat currency payments. 

Finally, USDt now runs on many different blockchains in addition to Ethereum’s, including Algorand, Bitcoin Cash’s Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Tron and Solana

The CTO of Tether, Paolo Ardoino, said: 

“Crossing US$40 billion represents an important milestone for Tether. Our growth reflects the pivotal role Tether plays in the overall digital token ecosystem. People like using Tether. Whether you are a trader, developer or part of the growing numbers using Tether for payments and remittances, there are myriad benefits to using the most liquid, stable and trusted stablecoin”.

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded ilBitcoin.news, and his YouTube channel has more than 25 thousand subscribers.

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