Monday, January 30, 2023

Tether’s USDT market cap dips below $70B for an 8-month low


Tether (USDT), the most important stablecoin and the third-largest digital forex by market capitalization continues shedding its market worth amid the present market downturn.

On Thursday, USDT’s market cap dropped below $70 billion for the primary time since October 2021. The drop adopted a cascade of repeated declines shortly after the USDT market worth reached its all-time excessive above $80 billion in May.

At the time of writing, Tether USDT’s market capitalization stands at $69.3 billion, up round $300 million from the multi-month low, based on information from CoinGecko.

USDT 90-day market capitalization chart. Source: CoinGecko

Tether’s largest rival, USDC, is the second-largest U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin backed by the peer-to-peer funds expertise firm Circle. The stablecoin reached $50 billion market cap in February and has by no means overwhelmed Tether’s market cap thus far.

While Tether has been shedding its market share over the previous few weeks, different stablecoins just like the USD Coin (USDC) have been gaining worth lately. As such, USDC’s market cap surged from about $48 billion in mid-May to $55 billion in mid-June.

USDC 90-day market capitalization chart. Source: CoinGecko

Tether’s shrinking market cap comes amid the continuing market panic and uncertainty, with the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies dropping below $1 trillion for the primary time since February 2021.

Related: Total supply of stablecoins dropped sharply for first time ever in Q2

Tether agency has been actively posting statements to guarantee buyers that the corporate has not been affected by the continuing crypto lending disaster. On Monday, Tether declared that points across the crypto lending platform Celsius had nothing to do with the agency and would not impact USDT reserves.

Tether subsequently introduced plans to get rid of commercial paper backing for the USDT stablecoin on Wednesday. The agency didn’t reply to Cointelegraph’s request for remark.