The Whale Alert Twitter bot announced that Tether has issued another substantial portion of its USDT stablecoin: 300,000,000 units.
The CTO of Tether and Bitfinex exchange, Paolo Ardoino, stepped in to comment on the purpose of issuing a new lump of USDT.
Critics comparing Tether’s printing press to the Fed
Despite the fact that Tether’s Paolo Ardoino explained the issuance of this 300 mln USDT as an inventory replenishment on the Tron network, users in the thread still began leaving comments full of doubt about both Tether and its stablecoin.
One Twitter user asked if Tether has enough collateral to back the newly minted coins. Another wrote directly: "Non-stop, bigger than FED now!" and mentioned "playing with unlimited money monopoly."
Tron-USDT in circulation exceeds 3.4 bln: Justin Sun
The founder and CEO of Tron Foundation, Justin Sun, has taken to Twitter to spread the word about a new milestone achieved.
He stated that the amount of USDT that Tether issued on the Tron chain has now exceeded 3.4 billion coins.
USDT-ERC20 remains most popular USDT version
In October last year, Justin Sun shared his prediction that the Tron-based USDT would become the most popular stablecoin on the market.
However, according to data from Tether, the greatest amount of USDT in circulation is now on the Ethereum network: $6,277,479,171.53.
The number of USDT-Tron coins totals $3,152,712,942.49.
Other blockchains on which USDT is available are: OMNI, EOS, Liquid, Algorand and SLP.
Moving 13 mln Tron-USDT to Binance
Whale Alert also shared that 13 mln Tron-USDT was sent from Tether Treasury to the Binance exchange. The community commenting on the tweets speculated that this amount is extra funds to support the current Bitcoin surge.