Just In: Suspicious Tether Wipe Off Activity Raises Eyebrows

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CoinGape
13w ago2022-06-17

After a steady drop in its price over the past few weeks, Tether continues to be at the center of the debate around stablecoins. Earlier this week, Tether market cap shrunk below the $70 billion level. As of writing, USDT’s total market capitalization stands at $69.14 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Tether’s decline began last month when Terra’s network collapsed, which had a larger market effect for a long time. The situation was exacerbated with the high volatility in the cryptocurrency market currently.

Massive Liquidation From Tether Market Cap

While USDT continues to be on continuous stress from market factors, the stablecoin witnessed an interesting situation on Friday. The token saw a massive $800 million vanishing from its market cap within a matter of seconds.

From maintaining a market cap of just around the $70 billion mark, Tether fell to $69.20 billion level within a short time. On Twitter, investor CryptoWhale described the development as “$800 million has magically vanished from USDT Market cap in seconds.”

When one worried follower wondered what would be the situation if the stablecoins betray, CryptoWhale warned of its possibility. He stated it is more like a question ‘when’ it would happen rather than ‘if’.

“Anyone holding crypto on exchanges will be screwed. Expect all of the big ones to halt everything.”

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