Bitcoin
BTC$16 204.64

-2.14%

Ethereum
ETH$1 173.16

-3.68%

Tether
USDT$0.999647

0.01%

Binance Coin
BNB$294.91

-5.89%

USD Coin
USDC$1.000120

0%

Binance USD
BUSD$1.000244

-0.05%

Tether promises an audit in months as Paxos claims USDT is not a real stablecoin


22 Jul 2021

#Tether

Tether’s general counsel said a full audit is coming in months. There will be an official audit of the world’s most popular stablecoin Tether within months according to the project’s general counsel. An audit for the world’s third-largest digital asset has been awaited for several years and increased regulatory pressure appears to have accelerated the process. In a rare mainstream media interview on CNBC, Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino and general counsel Stu Hoegner were asked some pressing questions on the subject of USDT’s backing and transparency.

Hoegner responded to the question by saying: “We are working towards getting financial audits, which no one else in the stablecoin sector has done yet.” Hoegner added that the firm hopes to be the first to do so and that audits will be coming in “months, not years”. He stated that Tether is backed one-to-one with its reserves but admitted that those reserves were not all US dollars. According to Hoegner, Tether’s reserves are heavily dollar-weighted but also include cash equivalents, bonds, secured loans, crypto assets, and other investments.

The current market capitalization of USDT is 62 billion according to Tether’s transparency report. It has grown by 195% since the beginning of the year but has lagged behind rivals USDC and BUSD in terms of growth. Circle released its own reserves disclosure report on July 21, revealing that 61% of USDC’s reserves were held in cash and cash equivalents with the rest in commercial paper accounts, treasuries, and bonds.

Paxos takes a swipe

In a related development, rival stablecoin company Paxos took a swipe at both Tether and Circle in a July 21 blog post claiming that they are “not comprehensively overseen by any financial regulators.”

“Neither USDC nor Tether is a regulated digital asset, for the simple reason that neither token has a regulator. In fact, neither USDC nor Tether tokens are ‘stablecoins’ in anything other than name.”

Paxos revealed that 96% of its own stablecoin reserves are cash or cash equivalents. Tether revealed a breakdown of its USDT backing for the first time in May, following increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers. The firm has been submitting periodic reports regarding its reserves since reaching a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office in February.


Related

Tether commercial paper exposure now under $50M
Tether commercial paper exposure now under $50M
How
How "Stable" Really Are Stablecoins?
Tether aims to decrease commercial paper backing of USDT to zero
Tether aims to decrease commercial paper backing of USDT to zero
Tether’s attestation report shows commercial paper holdings cut by 21%
Tether’s attestation report shows commercial paper holdings cut by 21%
Tether reveals plans to make Lugano the Bitcoin capital of Europe
Tether reveals plans to make Lugano the Bitcoin capital of Europe
USDT is minted for crypto as $1M bounty offered to unpick reserves
USDT is minted for crypto as $1M bounty offered to unpick reserves
Tether fires back against report it is using reserves for investments and making crypto-backed loans
Tether fires back against report it is using reserves for investments and making crypto-backed loans
Stablecoin inflows to exchanges dip as traders watch Bitcoin from the sidelines
Stablecoin inflows to exchanges dip as traders watch Bitcoin from the sidelines
Tether mints more coins to break $60 billion market cap
Tether mints more coins to break $60 billion market cap

Top Cryptocurrencies with Price Predictions

# Crypto Prediction Accuracy CVIX Price 24h 7d Market Cap 7d price change
1 Bitcoin (BTC) BTC Bitcoin predictions 56.8% 88 $16 204.64 -2.14% 0.42% $311 432 382 083 BTC 7 days price change
2 Ethereum (ETH) ETH Ethereum predictions 60% 85 $1 173.16 -3.68% 3.84% $143 563 762 696 ETH 7 days price change
3 Tether (USDT) USDT Tether predictions 92.4% 1 $0.999647 0.01% 0.09% $65 339 620 742 USDT 7 days price change
4 Binance Coin (BNB) BNB Binance Coin predictions 68% 66 $294.91 -5.89% 12.96% $47 177 552 111 BNB 7 days price change
5 USD Coin (USDC) USDC USD Coin predictions 95.6% 1 $1.000120 0% 0% $44 306 171 640 USDC 7 days price change
6 Binance USD (BUSD) BUSD Binance USD predictions 94.8% 1 $1.000244 -0.05% -0.12% $22 407 001 633 BUSD 7 days price change
7 XRP (XRP) XRP XRP predictions 66% 75 $0.383128 -4.39% 7.55% $19 270 850 639 XRP 7 days price change
8 Dogecoin (DOGE) DOGE Dogecoin predictions 59.6% 90 $0.094582 -2.17% 23.40% $12 548 267 698 DOGE 7 days price change
9 Cardano (ADA) ADA Cardano predictions 61.2% 81 $0.305387 -3.59% -0.43% $10 515 677 795 ADA 7 days price change
10 Lido stETH (STETH) STETH Lido stETH predictions 92% 1 $2 941.39 -0.40% -3.32% $10 258 752 564 STETH 7 days price change
11 Polygon (MATIC) MATIC Polygon predictions 68.4% 68 $0.820379 -4.13% 1.77% $7 165 449 645 MATIC 7 days price change
12 Polkadot (DOT) DOT Polkadot predictions 66% 72 $5.15 -4.45% -2.03% $5 867 952 400 DOT 7 days price change
13 Dai (DAI) DAI Dai predictions 94.8% 1 $1.000150 0.03% 0.05% $5 658 820 698 DAI 7 days price change
14 Wrapped TRON (WTRX) WTRX Wrapped TRON predictions 60.8% 79 $0.052628 -1.01% 4.79% $5 351 021 559 WTRX 7 days price change
15 Litecoin (LTC) LTC Litecoin predictions 66% 70 $71.68 -6.38% 18.26% $5 139 815 623 LTC 7 days price change

Be the first to receive Cryptocurrency Price Predictions and Forecasts daily

Get cryptocurrency price predictions, forecasts with analysis and news right to your inbox.

© 2015-2022 Crypto-Rating.com

The usage of this website constitutes acceptance of the following legal information. Any contracts of financial instruments offered to conclude bear high risks and may result in the full loss of the deposited funds. Prior to making transactions one should get acquainted with the risks to which they relate. All the information featured on the website, including information about the cryptocurrencies and bitcoin is intended solely for informational purposes, is not a means of advertising them, and doesn't imply direct instructions for investing. Crypto Rating shall not be liable for any loss, including unlimited loss of funds, which may arise directly or indirectly from the usage of this information. The editorial staff of the website does not bear any responsibility whatsoever for the content of the comments or reviews made by the site users about cryptocurrencies. The entire responsibility for the contents rests with the authors. Reprint of the materials is available only with the permission of the editorial staff.