Tether and Tron Foundation announce partnership to launch Tron-based USDT token

Posted 05 March, 2019

Tether Limited and Tron Foundation have entered into a partnership to launch a USDT token on the Tron blockchain. This new digital asset is going to complement other Tether stablecoins based on both Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.

"Today we take the next step in our journey towards stablecoin mass adoption through the introduction of USDT on the Tronfoundation blockchain," the company wrote on twitter.

According to the report, TRC20 USDT token will fit all Tron-based decentralized applications, which in fact may help to boost liquidity of decentralized platforms, while the Tron blockchain in its turn will be more available to institutional investors.  

The token is said to go live in Q2 2019.

Tether “was created in October 2014, with a clear purpose to disrupt the legacy financial system. It does this by providing a vehicle for customers to transact with traditional currencies across the blockchain, without the volatility or complexity typically associated with a digital currency,” the company official statement reads.

The head of the Tron Foundation Justin Sun stresses that own stablecoin will favour the whole segment and encourage institutionals to enter the Tron blockchain.

“We are making big steps to achieve decentralized finance with Tether_to. TRON will soon have its own stablecoin! This will benefit our entire ecosystem and make it easier for institutions to access the TRON blockchain,” Tron CEO Justin Sun writes on Twitter.

Although Tether outperforms other similar projects and heads the list of the top ten in terms of capitalization on CoinMarketCap, it has been facing various speculations as well, regarding whether the USDT token is 1:1 truly backed by USD, specifically. Notably, Tether Limited has not been audited so far, and only after it the situation will get clear. 

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