USDT (a.k.a. Tether) is the cryptocurrency version or form of USD dollar issued by Tether Limited.
In the current monetary system, currency issuance is solely controlled by central banks. USDT claims to be backed by the reserve of US dollar. However, if the USDT is not fully backed, this can induce credit risks. For users, if their accounts of USDT are not regulated, this can lead to a loss of user's protection as well.
In the exclusive interview with BitFinex, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether Limited explains his journey in USDT.

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US Draft Bill Proposes Framework for Stablecoins
A new draft bill has been published in the United States proposing a regulatory framework for stablecoins. The bill would put the Federal Reserve in charge of non-bank stablecoin issuers, such as Tether and Circle. Insured depository institutions seeking to issue stablecoins would fall under federal banking agency supervision. The bill also includes a ban on issuing stablecoins not backed by tangible assets and proposes a study on "endogenously collateralized stablecoins."
Binance Replaces BUSD with TUSD and USDT in SAFU Fund
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has replaced its Binance USD (BUSD) holdings in its Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) with TrueUSD (TUSD) and Tether (USDT) in response to Paxos' move to stop minting new BUSD. SAFU is an emergency insurance fund established by Binance to protect users' funds in case of security breaches or other unforeseen events.
Following OSC Prohibition, Delists USDT For Canadians
Effective January 31, will delist Tether (USDT) for Canadian customers. The exchange has warned users that their Tether would be automatically changed into USD Coin if they don't withdraw or convert before the deadline (USDC). reported in August that the Ontario Securities Commission has approved its Canadian pre-registration commitment.
BlockFi Suspends Withdrawals Following FTX Crisis
Crypto lender BlockFi announced on Twitter that they have suspended withdrawals and normal business operations due to the lack of clarity around the current status of FTX.
Tron DAO to Purchase 1 billion USDT to Combat Short Sellers
The Tron Dao reserve is now set to purchase 1 billion USDT to combat short sellers and bring the stablecoin USDT back to its normal price.
Justin Sun Withdraws Millions of Dollars’ Worth of USDT from Aave's Lending Pools
The Tron founder Justin Sun has withdrawn a huge amount of liquidity from the DeFi protocol. The move is likely to have been triggered by the recent ban on addresses that received funds from Tornado cash.
Tether Eliminates All Commercial Paper Holdings to Zero
Tether has cut down all commercial paper exposure from its reserves. The firm said the move is part of its ongoing efforts to increase transparency.
Over 12,000 Brazilan Firms Hold Crypto, Says Local Tax Authority
According to a recent report from the Brazilian Tax Authority (RFB), Brazil registered a hike in records of companies and institutions claiming to hold some cryptocurrencies.
Tether Boosts US Treasury Holdings Behind USDT, Further Reducing Commercial Paper
Tether said it has increased its investments in US Treasury bills backing its $68 billion stablecoin.
USDT Tokens Now Live on the Polkadot Network
Tether Limited recently expanded its reach across various blockchain platforms by launching its stablecoin (USDT) on the Polkadot network

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