03 Apr

Prominent stablecoin issuer Tether, the business behind the biggest stablecoin in the world, USDT, has covertly added 8,888.888 BTC to its holdings for a total of about $618 million, bringing its total holdings of Bitcoin to approximately 75,354 BTC.

With around $5 billion worth of the flagship cryptocurrency stored in it, the company's purported Bitcoin holdings place it as the seventh-largest Bitcoin wallet owner globally. 

Interestingly, BitInfoCharts has identified the two largest known wallets to be associated with Binance and Bitfinex, with 248,597 BTC and 180,010 BTC, respectively.

The money placed in these wallets on these trading sites is kept cold. They hold Bitcoin that belongs to their users, not Bitcoin that belongs to the exchanges.

The enormous Bitcoin holdings of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy, which hold 214,246 BTC purchased for more than $7.5 billion, dwarf Tether's substantial holdings, which are estimated to be in a profit with possible unrealized gains of about $3 billion. At the moment, MicroStrategy has assets valued at about $14.08 billion.

On-chain analytics companies like Arkham Intelligence discovered Tether's Bitcoin buildup late last month when the money moved to an address connected to the top stablecoin issuer.

It's important to remember that Tether stated last year that it intended to spend 15% of its realized net operational income on the company's flagship coin. The company receives revenue from its sizable portfolio of U.S. Gold, Treasury bills, and other financial instruments.

Tether has its cryptocurrency backed mostly by cash and short-term U.S. government bonds, in contrast to typical banks that function on a fractional reserve basis. banknotes issued by the Treasury. At this writing, one month's worth of U.S. Around 5.38% is the yield on Treasurys.

Tether has declared that the System Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit was completed, as reported by CryptoGlobe. Tether claims that this action is essential to demonstrating its dedication to offering its users a safe and open environment and emphasizing its position as a leader in the sector.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created the SOC 2 Type 1 audit, which is accepted as a baseline for security compliance.

Given the audit's stringent evaluation based on the five fundamental "trust service principles" of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy, the firm's success in this area is noteworthy.
According to Tether, the accreditation demonstrates the company's strong IT governance and commitment to maintaining the highest levels of information security and data protection.

April 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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