On July 8, 2022, the company behind the largest stablecoin in the world, Tether, revealed that the firm liquidated a loan made to the crypto lender Celsius, and the liquidation caused “no losses to Tether.” According to the stablecoin issuer, the bitcoin loan to Celsius was “overcollateralized” by roughly “130%+.”
This process was carried out in a way to minimise as much as possible any impact on the markets and in fact, once the loan was covered, Tether returned the remaining part to Celsius as per its agreement. Celsius position has been liquidated with no losses to Tether.
The company’s blog post added that Tether leverages risk management processes and the firm states that “while the media, critics, and community were wrongly fixated on Tether, other lenders including notable names in the space were blatantly providing lending facilities with nearly zero collateral.” Those kinds of lending practices go against the ethos of Tether and the company’s “strict regulatory practice.”
Today, stablecoins have an aggregate market capitalization of around $154 billion, and $65.9 billion worth of USDT is managed by Tether. During the past 24 hours, there’s been $100 billion in global trade volume across crypto markets, and USDT commands $66.6 billion of that volume.
Tether’s blog post about the Celsius bitcoin loan highlights how the company has been vilified by critics over rumors and speculation. “Critics who make claims of Tether’s inconsistencies clearly have no understanding of how lending, borrowing, and risk management work,” Tether’s blog post on Friday concludes.
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