The blockchain monitoring entities have spotted an impressive $1 billion authorization in USDT in Tether’s treasury. This substantial capital infusion aims to revitalize the liquidity pool of the Tron network. While social media channels such as X (formerly Twitter) were buzzing with this news, Tether’s CTO Paolo Ardoino was quick to clarify the nature of this operation.
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It is interesting to note that the Tron network displays an enormous sum of $42.8 billion USDT in circulation, a significant lead over Ethereum’s $39 billion.
According to Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CTO, this maneuver is more of a preparatory step, establishing the groundwork to effectively address upcoming issuance requests and chain swaps within the Tron network. This authorization does not translate into immediate issuance, but serves as a robust inventory ready to fuel the growing demands of the Tron network.
The recent authorization aligns with Tether’s commitment to strengthen the security and efficiency of the USDT issuance process. By classifying the recent influx as “authorized but not issued,” the company limits the frequency of access to private keys, thereby mitigating potential security risks. Moreover, this proactive measure ensures a transparent and instant issuance of USDT, ensuring a 100% reserve ratio as soon as customer funds land in Tether’s vaults.
In 2023, Tether has reached staggering heights, with a market capitalization of the stablecoin surpassing $83 billion. Since the beginning of the year, an impressive $16 billion worth of USDT has been minted, solidifying Tether’s leading position in the market, significantly ahead of its closest competitor, USD Coin (USDC).