June 14, 2021

How is Tether (USDT) stablecoin secured?

How is Tether (USDT) stablecoin secured?

The issuer of the stablecoin USDT, Tether, for the first time since 2014, has published information about its assets as of as of March 31, 2021:

How is Tether (USDT) stablecoin secured?


Cash and cash equivalents account for75.85% of assets. Cash equivalents mean highly liquid instruments like short-term bonds or deposits. In other words, these are instruments that can be instantly sold at market prices.

12.55% are loans that Tether has issued to unaffiliated persons, that is, to persons not associated with the company. Another 9.96% of the funds were placed by the USDT issuer in corporate bonds, funds and precious metals. Other types of assets, including bitcoin, account for 1.64%.

“We see some large companies adding bitcoin to their balance sheets to diversify their risks. Tether uses the same practice. "- said Stuart Högner, general counsel for Tether.

The availability of the USDT stablecoin collateral wasthe subject of controversy for several years. Many crypto market participants feared that USDT was not 100% backed by the US dollar. However, on March 30, Tether confirmed the existence of USDT collateral through an attestation prepared by Moore Cayman.

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How is Tether (USDT) stablecoin secured?


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