Some $250 Million worth of Tether (USDT) were minted just yesterday on the 25th of June. This has enabled the stable coin to leap past Tron (TRX) on coinmarketcap and according to market capitalization.
The first to note the new USDT addition was the FOMO Bot on Twitter which posted the following:
ALERT: Tether has just granted 250,000,000 USDT https://t.co/EbkvGm6JbX – Mon Jun 25 14:06:13 2018
— FOMO Bot (@Whalepool_Labs) June 25, 2018
Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin (LTC) was quick to comment on the newly minted USDT and had this to say:
Generally, this has been a precursor of price going up. Tether gets printed when people deposit USD and get USDT back. This USDT will then be used to buy crypto. This is similar to someone depositing $250MM to exchanges. Of course, that doesn't mean they will buy right away. DYOR https://t.co/zg2PEjGohv
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) June 25, 2018
Mr. Lee suggested that whenever Tethers were printed, the markets generally went up. Perhaps this is why a pair of researchers at the University of Texas (Austin) believed that USDT was used to prop up the price of Bitcoin (BTC) whenever the markets were in turmoil.
Charlie Lee’s observation hints at another way Tethers are used by crypto traders. When they deposit regular fiat in the form of USD, they get USDT in exchange. USDT is the de-facto digital version of the US Dollar in cryptocurrency exchanges. This is the current method of representing the USD on the blockchain. What then happens is that traders buy Crypto with the USDT. Charlie Lee also cautioned that the buying might not be right away and that all traders should do their own research before coming to any conclusions about the crypto markets.
With respect to the cryptocurrency markets, the panic that was experienced from last Friday has somewhat subsided. The total market capitalization has remained steady at levels above $250 Billion. The figure now stands at $252 Billion with Bitcoin (BTC) increasing its dominance to 42%. Normally, this dominance is stable at 37%. This means that in times of turmoil, many traders either cash out or buy some more BTC which seems to be a stable option to the numerous alt-coins out there.
However, many crypto analysts believe that we are not out of the woods yet. They believe that Bitcoin (BTC) might decline a bit further in the coming weeks as the correction comes to an end. After that, is when we will see the much awaited bullish crypto market.
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