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  • Tether USDT
  • ( -0.20 % )
  • Rank #3
  • Coins

₹94.4

₹ 94.4

Contracts : Ethereum : 0xdac...d831ec7   

  • Rank #3
  • Coins

Market Cap

₹9.1 T 1.0515%

Circulating Supply

108732000000

Max Supply

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Volume

₹3.1 T

All Time High :

₹91.22

All Time Low :

₹36.86

Price change in 24H :

₹0.168954

24H High :

₹83.96

24H Low :

₹83.32


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Tether USDT

Tether, which was launched in 2014, is a blockchain-enabled platform aimed to make it easier to use fiat currency digitally. Tether uses a more modern approach to money to disrupt the traditional financial structure. Tether has made strides by enabling clients to transact with traditional currencies via the blockchain while avoiding the inherent volatility and complexity associated with digital currencies. Tether, being the first blockchain-enabled platform to enable the digital use of traditional currencies (a familiar, reliable accounting unit), has democratized cross-border blockchain transactions.


Founders 

Tether (USDT) was founded by a group of individuals, but the specific identities of the founders have been a subject of some mystery and controversy.

Brock Pierce: Brock Pierce was a well-known entrepreneur and investor in the cryptocurrency space. He was involved in various crypto projects and also served as a director of the Bitcoin Foundation. While he was reportedly involved in the early days of Tether, he later distanced himself from the project and was no longer listed as part of the team.

Craig Sellars: Craig Sellars was also believed to be one of the early members of the Tether team. He had a background in software development and blockchain technology. Like Pierce, he eventually disassociated himself from Tether.


What makes tether unique?

The distinctive characteristic of USDT is that Tether guarantees that its value will remain tethered to the US dollar. Tether claims that every time it issues new USDT tokens, it adds an identical number of USD to its reserves, ensuring that USDT is fully backed by cash and currency equivalents.

Because of the crypto markets' notoriously high volatility, cryptocurrencies can rise or fall by 10-20% in a single day, rendering them untrustworthy as a store of wealth. The USDT, on the other hand, is immune to these changes.

Because of this quality, USDT is a safe haven for cryptocurrency investors: during periods of excessive volatility, they can park their assets in Tether without having to entirely cash out into USD. Furthermore, USDT enables a simple means to trade a US dollar equivalent across regions, countries, and even continents using blockchain – without the need for a slow and costly intermediary, such as a bank or financial services provider.

However, there have been a number of problems surrounding Tether's statements about their USD reserves, which have occasionally disrupted USDT's price, which has dropped as low as $0.88 at one point in its history. Many people have expressed worry that Tether's reserves have never been completely audited by an independent third party.


What's the Big Deal With Tethering?

Because of its unclear balance sheet and absence of a public audit, Tether has been the victim of a lot of misinformation. The corporation has been punished numerous times for making false statements about the state of its books. Tether came under even greater attention from regulators after releasing the first breakdown of its holdings, claiming that all issued stablecoins are fully backed by dollar reserves.

Even while a report purportedly exonerated Tether of any wrongdoing, questions linger. The corporation has been embroiled in numerous legal battles over its business practices, yet most crypto enthusiasts agree that Tether is "too big to fail."


Network Security

It works with several blockchains, including Bitcoin's Omni Layer, Ethereum, and Tron. Tether's network security is dependent on the underlying security mechanisms of various blockchains. Bitcoin employs proof-of-work (PoW), Ethereum employs proof-of-stake (PoS), and Tron employs Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS). Tether, on the other hand, has experienced controversy over the openness of its reserves, prompting third-party audits to confirm its fiat currency backing.


Recent Developments 

A survey by Invesco showed that 69% of central banks prefer gold as a means to protect against inflationary pressures. Central banks have recorded record-breaking gold purchases, with over 1,100 tonnes acquired in 2022, and this trend continues into 2023, reflecting ongoing concerns about the current global monetary system.

Gold has emerged as a "safe haven" asset for central banks, with 96% citing its status as a reason for increasing their allocation. The surge in gold purchases is driven by a desire for assets with reduced counterparty risk, and around 40% of central banks highlighted this concern. Central banks' interest in gold is a response to potential tectonic shifts in the monetary system, as evident in their decision to repatriate gold holdings.

While only 10% of surveyed central banks believe the US Dollar's role as a world reserve currency is under threat, they are diversifying into emerging market currencies to hedge against volatility, suggesting recognition of potential instability despite the Dollar's continued strength.

Throughout history, gold has proven its reliability as a store of value, maintaining its purchasing power over time. However, owning gold can be challenging, which is where Tether's XAU₮ comes in, offering an accessible and verifiable solution by providing gold on-demand through blockchain technology.

Overall, the increasing interest in gold by central banks signifies a significant shift towards hard assets and safe havens. Tether's XAU₮ plays a crucial role in making gold more accessible to both individuals and institutional investors seeking portfolio diversification and protection in the evolving global monetary conditions.

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Breaking: Deutsche Bank, Others To Issue Euro-based Stablecoin

According to a Bloomberg report, Deutsche Bank’s DWS Group, Netherlands based market maker Flow Traders, and crypto fund manager Galaxy Digital Holdings are in plans to launch a company to issue an euro-denominated stablecoin. The initiative is aimed at driving mainstream adoption of tokenized assets, the report said. The new company by the name ‘AllUnity’ is set to be operated from Frankfurt, Germany while efforts to gain regulatory approval are underway. Currently, the stablecoin market is dominated by Tether USDt (USDT) with a total market cap of $90.65 billion and Circle’s (USDC) market cap of $24 billion.