Over the past few days, all major cryptocurrencies have experienced declines. Many cryptocurrency investors have decided to increase the stake of stablecoins in their portfolios. As a result, the crisis in FTX and Alameda increased the interest in these altcoin projects. Reinforced all the flaws of this part of Web3. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin shared his expectation regarding the stablecoin Tether (USDT).
Vitalik Buterin shared his ideas
Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin by market cap, has become a “safe haven”. Users began to aggressively buy USDT on centralized and decentralized exchanges. Ethereum (ETH) founder Vitalik Buterin said that Tether (USDT) has been standing strong in the recent crisis. He admitted that the transparency of USDT leaves much to be desired. However, the cryptocurrency and its issuer “far exceeded” the expectations of the deep decentralization advocate. As we have reported as Koindeks.com; On November 10, 2022, the cryptocurrency market suffered significant losses. Vitalik Buterin said on his Twitter account:
I have to admit, I’ve been very critical of Tether in the past. Also, their transparency is still not what an asset-backed cryptocurrency should be. But especially in this bear market considering what has happened to so many other major cryptos, they exceeded my expectations!
Tether Limited has increased its stake in cash and equivalents to a historic high of 82 percent, according to the information provided by Paolo Ardoino, the CTO of Tether and Bitfinex. Mikko Ohtamaa, CEO and founder of Trading Strategy and former CTO of LocalBitcoins, said. Ohtamaa admitted that putting Tether on FTX would result in huge prices.
Also, Ohtamaa emphasized that there is no market in 2022 where whales can expose USDT to crash its issuer. Mikko Ohtamaa says that an adequately balanced portfolio of reserves makes the whole system sustainable. Tether (USDT) made a statement regarding the transparency of its resources and operations. Ohtamaa underlines that this increases over time. According to him, it is getting harder and harder to brag and hide things.
However, the USDT is still vulnerable when it comes to hypothetical regulatory assaults or potential deals amid Wall Street investment banks. Bitcoiner and crypto educator Brad Mills agreed with Ethereum:
Tether (USDT) looks so sustainable. Long periodic separation from the USD price is almost impossible. Tether (USDT) can only de-peg for a short time, aiming with coordinated attacks.
On November 10, 2022, it was argued that an Alameda contact wallet address began “shorting” Tether through the Curve and Aave pools. However, USDT soon returned to the “normal” $1 level. In contrast, algorithmic stablecoins FRAX, MIM and, in particular, Tron’s USDD suffered more notable damage. It also witnessed the low-capital Euro-pegged stablecoin Eurocoin (EUROC).