Tether supply starts to increase after three-month decline
The world’s largest stablecoin, Tether (USDT) has expanded its circulating supply following almost three months of reductions, in what could be a sign the crypto markets are slowly recovering. The first mint in almost three months occurred on July 29, and there have been three more, with the latest on August 2, according to CoinMarketCap.
The USDT injections have been small, however, lifting Tether’s market cap by just 0.7% or just under $500 million. Tether supply reached an all-time high in early May when it topped 83 billion USDT. The collapse of the Terra ecosystem, resultant crypto contagion, and large-scale redemptions forced the company to reduce the circulating supply, which fell 21% to a low of 65.8 billion in late July. According to the Tether transparency report, there is now 66.3 billion USDT in circulation.