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Tether Financial Update: USDT Upholds Leadership with $86.1 Billion in Assets, Surpassing 100% in Reserves.

Tether's Resilience: Dominating the Stablecoin Market Amidst Regulatory Waves

by V. Sinclair
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Tether, the leading stablecoin issuer, has announced total assets worth $86.1 billion, retaining its dominant position amidst rising competitors and an ambiguous regulatory landscape.

According to Tether’s reserve breakdown, the company’s assets amount to $86.1 billion, whereas its obligations, which encompass USDT held by users across various networks, total $82.8 billion. This places the company’s reserves beyond the 100% threshold, offering a liquidity buffer of $3.2 billion. This surplus, totaling $3.29 billion, represents shareholder capital distributed over more than 15 networks.

Solana leads the networks with a pre-authorization value of $1.57 billion. Ethereum and Tron follow, holding values of $617 million and $353 million respectively.

Historically, Tether faced regulatory challenges, notably a $41 million penalty by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in October 2021 for alleged misleading financial disclosures. This, coupled with the Terra Network’s collapse in April 2022, heightened users’ concerns.

However, Tether’s consistent transparency in reporting has not been disputed by regulators, which boosts its appeal among investors, even as competitors emerge.

The report highlighted that among Tether’s assets, only USDT maintains a reserve surplus over its liabilities. Other assets like CNHT, XAUT, MNXT, and EURT may not maintain a 1:1 peg during crises.

USDT’s Dominance:

USDT continues to reign supreme in the stablecoin arena, overshadowing rivals despite regulatory challenges. In its Q2 report, Tether revealed a 30% sequential rise in profit, reaching $850 and pushing its reserves past $3.2 billion. In June, Tether’s market cap peaked above $83 billion, while its closest competitor, USD Circle, lagged behind with a $28.8 billion market cap, a striking $50 billion deficit compared to USDT.

This dominance is evident when comparing the recent decline of USDC, which had a market cap of 55.8 billion in June 2022 but later faced setbacks, such as its peg disruption due to the Silvergate Bank incident.

Binance USD (BUSD) stands with a market capitalization of $5 billion. BUSD’s regulatory limitation, set by the New York Department of Financial Services at $23 billion, is cited by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao as a significant factor for USDT’s rise.

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