In the midst of turbulence in the cryptocurrency market, ‘s CEO Paolo Ardoino has highlighted the firm’s solid performance and the use of its stablecoin, USDT, as a hedge against inflation. Speaking on the Wolf of All Streets Podcast, Ardoino underscored Tether’s impressive earnings and its $85 billion market cap.
Tether, which maintains a one-to-one value with the U.S. dollar, generated $700 million in Q4 2022 despite black swan events and high-profile bankruptcies in the web3 space. The company’s capital is derived from holding U.S. treasuries and short-term investments with risk management, which includes $72.6 billion in U.S. treasury bills. Tether continues to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
The demand for stablecoins is on the rise, particularly in developing nations. This comes as the U.S. House Financial Services Committee advanced a bill on July 27 for a federal regulatory framework for stablecoins. The proposed legislation tasks the Federal Reserve with outlining issuing conditions while preserving state authorities’ regulatory power.
Despite these developments and the conviction of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried for embezzling over $10 billion, momentum for clear crypto regulation remains weak. Last year’s significant downturns in cryptocurrencies and multiple bankruptcies have prompted Congress to explore regulatory strategies. Nevertheless, progress has been slow due to geopolitical tensions, inflation concerns, and the upcoming 2024 election.
In response to these challenges, President Joe Biden issued an executive order last year regarding government supervision of cryptocurrency and assessing the potential creation of a digital currency. As the landscape continues to shift, Tether’s stablecoin appears to be weathering the storm with resilience.
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