Driving the Future of Money
Tether tokens are the most widely adopted stablecoins, having pioneered the concept in the digital token space. A disruptor to the conventional financial system and a trailblazer in the digital use of traditional currencies, Tether tokens support and empower growing ventures and innovation throughout the blockchain space. Tether tokens exist as a digital token built on multiple blockchains.
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All Tether tokens (USD₮) are pegged at 1-to-1 with a matching fiat currency and are backed 100% by Tether’s reserves. We publish a daily record of the current total assets and reserves.
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What is Tether?
Launched in 2014, Tether is a blockchain-enabled platform designed to facilitate the use of fiat currencies in a digital manner. Tether works to disrupt the conventional financial system via a more modern approach to money. Tether has made headway by giving customers the ability to transact with traditional currencies across the blockchain, without the inherent volatility and complexity typically associated with a digital currency. As the first blockchain-enabled platform to facilitate the digital use of traditional currencies (a familiar, stable accounting unit), Tether has democratised cross-border transactions across the blockchain.
How do Tether tokens work?
Tether tokens exist as digital tokens built on several leading blockchains, including Algorand, Avalanche, Bitcoin Cash’s Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Polygon, Tezos, Tron, Solana and Statemine. These transport protocols consist of open source software that interface with blockchains to allow for the issuance and redemption of Tether tokens.
Every Tether token is 100% backed by our reserves, which includes traditional currency and cash equivalents, and may include other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties.
The Tether platform is fully reserved when the sum of all Tether tokens in circulation is less than or equal to the value of our reserves. Through our Transparency page, anyone can view both of these numbers on a daily basis.
Tether was originally created to use the Bitcoin network as its transport protocol—specifically, the Omni Layer—to allow transactions of tokenised traditional currency. Since this original version of Tether uses the Bitcoin blockchain, it inherits the inherent stability and security of the longest established blockchain network.
Tether on the Ethereum blockchain, as an ERC20 token, is a newer transport layer, which now makes Tether tokens available in Ethereum smart contracts or decentralized applications on Ethereum. As a standard ERC20 token it can also be sent to any Ethereum address.
Since Tether tokens are currently available using different transport protocols, when users send Tether tokens to other addresses, they need to carefully check the destination address to confirm they are selecting the correct transport protocol.
What are Tether tokens?
Tether tokens are assets that move across the blockchain just as easily as other digital currencies but that are pegged to real-world currencies on a 1-to-1 basis.
Tether tokens are referred to as stablecoins because they offer price stability as they are pegged to a fiat currency. This offers traders, merchants and funds a low volatility solution when exiting positions in the market.
All Tether tokens are pegged at 1-to-1 with a matching fiat currency (e.g., 1 USD₮ = 1 USD) and are backed 100% by Tether’s reserves.
As a fully transparent company, we publish a daily record of the current total assets and reserves.
What currencies and commodities does Tether support?
Tether supports US dollars (USD), euros, Mexican peso, offshore Chinese yuan, and Gold, with the following Tether tokens, respectively: USD₮, EUR₮, MXN₮, CNH₮ and XAU₮.
Who can use Tether tokens?
Tether tokens enable businesses – including exchanges, wallets, payment processors, financial services and ATMs – to easily use fiat currencies on blockchains. Some of the largest businesses in the digital currency ecosystem have integrated Tether tokens.
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Individuals can also use Tether-enabled platforms to transact with Tether tokens.
Tether Makes Strategic Investment into Northern Data Group - Set to Become the Biggest Independent AI Player in Europe
21 September 2023: Tether, the company behind the world's leading stablecoin, is pleased to announce its strategic investment into Northern Data Group through Damoon, a Tether group company. With an $83 billion market capitalization, Tether is expanding its reach beyond fintech, following recent investments in energy production, bitcoin mining, and communications technology.
As the world anticipates the boundless opportunities driven by technological advancements, including blockchain, Generative AI, and scientific research, Northern Data Group emerges as a true pioneer. This investment is significant for Tether as it demonstrates its determination to support emerging technology. Tether recognizes Northern Data Group as a trailblazer in this domain and believes its commitment to resilient data storage and high-performance computing aligns perfectly with Tether's forward-looking perspective.
These investments not only embrace innovation but also uphold both companies' dedication to responsible financial stewardship, safeguarding the interests of their customers. Together, they aim to develop accessible solutions that benefit communities worldwide.
Tether looks forward to its collaboration with Northern Data Group on several initiatives that aim to leverage AI, peer-to-peer communications, and super-resilient data storage solutions, to develop accessible solutions globally and locally that service many communities already engaged with other Tether products.
"We are excited about this investment into Northern Data Group as it represents a fresh venture into new technological frontiers," said Paolo Ardoino, Tether's Chief Technology Officer. "This investment underscores our commitment to responsible growth and innovation while preserving the strength and integrity of Tether tokens’s reserves."
A media report from Forbes contained inaccuracies regarding Tether’s stake size in this investment.
It is also important to note that these investments are separate from Tether's reserves disclosed in the CRR, ensuring they do not impact Tether's reserves or customer funds. Tether's expansion into new frontiers signifies a promising era of growth and sustainability that aligns with Northern Data Group's vision for the future.
Challenges Plague Banking Industry as Tether Demonstrates Strength and Commitment to High Quality Principles Amidst Scrutiny from WSJ
The banking industry is facing significant challenges and has proven incapable of keeping up with evolving global financial markets, something the Wall Street Journal has disregarded countless times in pursuit of tarnishing the reputation of true innovators like Tether.
Traditional financial institutions are not addressing the needs of their customers in a way that is detrimental to a thriving economy and few have taken the time to examine this further. Rather they are spending time scrutinizing Tether, who, in the interest of its customers, has accrued more than $3.3 billion in excess reserves to effectively reduce secure loan exposure as net result.
Anyone with a minimum understanding of financial markets would see how a company having $3.3 billion in excess equity and on track to make a yearly profit of $4 billion is in all effects offsetting the secured loans and retaining such profits within the company balance sheet. Tether is still committed to removing the secured loans from its reserves.
This demonstrates the need for a more nuanced understanding of how stablecoins function and dispels any misconceptions regarding Tether's security. Or one might wonder if this is merely an attempt to manipulate tabloid-style reporting to appease their “friends” entrenched in the old guard.
Driving the Future of Money
Tether supports and empowers growing ventures and innovation throughout the blockchain as a digital token built on multiple blockchains.