Stablecoin giant Tether continues to maintain its dominant market position despite the growing competition and an uncertain regulatory environment, with its total assets being enumerated at $86.1 billion. From these figures, a $3.2 billion surplus vaults over its entities’ liabilities amounting to $82.8 billion, displaying the firm’s economic robustness that enthuses its patrons. This surplus amount, spread across several networks, actually represents the shareholder capital.
The safety offered by Tether remains unshaken despite the fact that in recent times, the crypto titan faced regulators’ skepticism, leading to a hefty fine of $41 million by the CFTC in October 2021. Users’ trust was further tested with the Terra Network’s downfall after its algorithm-backed stablecoin failure in April 2022. However, Tether’s transparency reports have withstood inspection, aiding to its growing appeal amongst investors notwithstanding burgeoning rivals.
Tether’s stability is distinctively cemented by the fact that its USDT is the only stablecoin with surplus reserves beyond its liabilities. Other assets such as CNHT, XAUT, MNXT, and EURT are incapable of maintaining the 1:1 peg with their balance during a crisis. For a considerable duration, USDT has outfoxed its competitors in the stablecoin market, with their merits eclipsed by regulatory tussles.
Tether‘s financial report indicates an $850 profit in Q2, a 30% quarter-to-quarter increase, yielding a reserve exceeding $3.2 billion. In June, Tether reached an unprecedented peak with a market cap that sailed past $83 billion, leaving struggling competitors gasping for air. The next in line, USD Circle, has a market cap of $28.8 billion, a whopping $50 billion behind USDT.
The market slump of stablecoin USDC, which documented a market cap of 55.8 billion in June 2022 illuminates USDT’s dominance. Recent setbacks impelled USDC to lose its peg, a repercussion of the Silvergate Bank fiasco. Binance USD (BUSD) sports the current market cap of $5 billion, with a regulatory cap of $23 billion by the New York Department of Financial Services being touted by CEO Changpeng Zhao as the key reason propelling USDT’s surge. Thus, Tether appears to effortlessly maneuver the crypto-currents, unfazed by the risky undertows.