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Tether(USDT) Moving Back into Exchanges, Has the SetBack Began?

Written by: Sahana Vibhute

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Sahana Vibhute

A passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain author qualified to cover every event in the crypto space. Researching minute occurrences and bringing new insights lie within the prime focus of my task.

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Jul 7, 2022

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  • USDT appears to have lost its grip over its dominance as USDC is all set to take over the top spot

  • On the other hand, the traders appear to have dumped the popular stablecoin as the concerns over the liquidity arised in the recent past

Tether or commonly known as USDT is witnessing hard days as the asset is losing the trader’s confidence. Ever since the liquidity crisis had made huge rounds in the recent past, stablecoin has witnessed a drastic drop in activity. On the other hand, another stablecoin, the USD Coin(USDC) quickly entered the top 10 and is on the verge to surpass USDT anytime from now. 

Therefore, it would not be improper to quote that USDT is losing its dominance to USDC as more and more traders are shifting their focus from USDT to USDC. Ever since the beginning of the present month, the addresses holding no USDT or ZERO USDT have been on a surge. This implies the loss of confidence of the traders as USDT was once considered a safe haven in times of huge volatility within the space. 

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Additionally, the whales also appear to have dumped a huge share of their USDT holdings. As the address holding USDT within the range of $100K to $10 million has registered a huge plunge, recording 3-year low levels in terms of supply held. 

On the other hand, the supply on exchanges has been rising of-let. While the USDT reserves on the exchanges were around 8 billion since the beginning of the year 2022, after the stablecoin lost its peg in May, the reserves began to swell heavily. Presently, the supply on exchanges has reached its peak hitting 13.14 billion which is expected to keep on rising until it marks new highs. 

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The top crypto exchange Binance which held more than 2 billion USDT tokens has also witnessed a huge inflow in the past month. The platform has recorded an inflow of nearly 560 million in the past 30 days and more than 313 million in the past 7 days alone. 

On the whole, Tether’s (USDT) dominance has been shaken up a bit as the on-chain balance is shrinking largely. Conversely, the USDC is constantly gearing up to give tough competition for the top stablecoin and may also dethrone it in the upcoming days.

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Sahana Vibhute

A passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain author qualified to cover every event in the crypto space. Researching minute occurrences and bringing new insights lie within the prime focus of my task.

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