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Trading Legend Peter Brandt Ramps Up Tether Criticism

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 18:00
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Alex Dovbnya
Peter Brandt predicts that Tether (USDT) will encounter the fate of all fiat currencies
Trading Legend Peter Brandt Ramps Up Tether Criticism
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Prominent chartist Peter Brandt has renewed his criticism of the Tether (USDT) stablecoin, claiming that it’s “a dubious fiat currency” in his Sept. 13 tweet.     

In yet another ominous warning, Brandt predicts that things will not end pretty for the top fiat-pegged coin:

“Tether is a dubious fiat currency that will encounter fate of all fiat currencies, or worse. $USDT. It’s ending will not be pretty.”  

Brandt is challenging Bitfinex’ed

From the infamous study about alleged market manipulations to insolvency rumors and the Crypto Capital scandal — Tether, which was originally named “Realcoin,” remains a major source of controversy in the cryptoverse.

Long before it became the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, it started to attract some borderline obsessive critics such as anonymous Twitter user Bitfinex’ed.

Tether-affiliated exchange Bitfinex even went as far as hiring attorneys from Steptoe & Johnson to slap its persistent detractor with a lawsuit.

As of recently, Brandt is attempting to rival Bitfinex’ed with his hot takes on the world’s largest stablecoin. 

As reported by U.Today, the legendary trader compared Tether to a Nigerian trinket back in April before shaming for U.S. dollar critics their wealth in Tether:  

“I think people are fools for holding wealth -- even overnight -- in tether. It is a joke when ppl condemn USD as fiat, yet hold tether.”

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Tether shrugs off doom-mongering 

While Tether doomsayers continue to sign the same tune, the stablecoin issuer remains unfazed by their harsh works, keeping its metaphorical printers busy.

The market cap of USDT currently stands at $14.7 bln after witnessing a 258 percent increase in 2020.

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Its main competitor USD Coin (USDC) is also about to hit $2 bln worth of coins in circulation.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at