USDT Supply on Tron Surpasses Ethereum as Tether Hits $50 Bln in Market Cap

High fees on Ethereum push more USDT Flow onto Tron, which now has almost $26 billion USDT issued on it compared to $24.42 billion USDT circulating on the Ethereum blockchain.

Popular stablecoin Tether has surpassed $50 billion in market capitalization to hit $50.6 billion.

“Tether’s market cap is growing fast, with a monthly increase of $10B. Will we reach $100B before 2022?” reads the company's tweet.

2021 has started on a bullish note for Tether by hitting this milestone. But according to Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex and Tether, “this is only the beginning.”

“We have so much planned for 2021 and 2022… it will be just mind-blowing!” he added.

With this milestone, Tether remains the largest stablecoin in the crypto market, accounting for 65% of the market share, but it is steadily declining since January 2019 when it was at about 75%.

USDC and BUSD have a 17% and 9% share of the market, respectively, with the combined market cap of these stablecoins along with DAI having increased from 9% to 32% during this time period.

“Having multiple choices is important. And we welcome competition!” commented Ardoino.

Tether actually runs several blockchains, Omni, Ethereum, Tron, EOS, Liquid, Solana, and others. But while Ethereum used to dominate the USDT supply, this time, Tron has beaten it to the dominant one. ETH -12.40% Ethereum / USD ETHUSD $ 3,748.37
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As of writing, about $24.42 billion USDT is circulating on the Ethereum blockchain compared to nearly $26 billion USDT issued on the Tron blockchain, as per the website. Most of this Tron-based USDT supply is on Binance, OKEx, and Huobi. Ardoino said,

“Recent high-transaction fees on Ethereum pushed more tether flow onto Tron. In the end, no one wants to pay 20$ to send 100$. EVM compatible blockchains make swaps almost seamless.”

He further shared that Tether and Bitfinex are both committed to supporting more layer 2 solutions.

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