Controversial USD-backed stablecoin Tether is now the world’s fourth biggest cryptocurrency, only surpassed by Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple.
According to CoinMarketCap, Tether currently has a market capitalization of $4.13 billion.
Its trading volume stands at $36 billion over the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin – undoubtedly the world’s most famous cryptocurrency – suffered a considerable decrease in terms of both price and market cap.
Although Tether enthusiasts may see this as cause for celebration, I wonder how hardcore cryptocurrency fans will stomach a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar being in the top four – it’s likely they’ll find it outright tragic.
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