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Tether whales move over 300,000,000 USDT in a single day

Tether is now ranked the 4th most valuable cryptocurrency by market cap of $9.996 billion.

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Tether expected to surpass Ethereum, based on strength of the U.S dollar, ther mints 80,000,000 USDT to unknown wallets within 24 hours, Tether mints over a billion dollars’ worth of USDT, Tether mints over a billion dollars’ worth of USDT

Tether, the world’s most valuable stable coin by market capitalization and fourth-largest crypto asset by market value, has been experiencing high volatility in its market lately.

The latest development is Tether whales moving over 300 million USDT  between July 30 and July 31 in over 25 transactions, as seen on Whale Alert, an advanced blockchain tracker, and analytics system. The last Tether whale transaction occurred at about 11 pm GMT on Friday.

READ MORE: Ethereum-based assets produce highest returns in 2020

Data from Conimarketcap shows that Tether is now ranked the 4th most valuable cryptocurrency by market cap of $9.996 billion, with a daily volume of about $32.59 billion as at the time this report was drafted.

What it means; report by Coin Metrics a year ago, revealed 318 addresses own 80% of the current total supply of the Tether stablecoin.  CoinMetrics the crypto analytic firm reported that these addresses own at least $1 million in USDT, showing that just a few players determine its market liquidity and price movements in this fast-growing crypto-asset space.

READ MORE: 83% of BTCs addresses are smiling to the Bank 

Tether Whales owning a large portion of total supply isn’t just the news. What makes it notably serious is the extent of the ownership centralization in Tether, raising fears like market manipulation by the hands of these powerful whales.

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Recall about two months ago, Nairametrics, outlined a report talking about the organic growth of Tether’s market capitalization as one of the major reasons for the gain Bitcoin (BTC) is presently having in the mid-term. Interest in digital links to the dollar represents the need to handle and store value in the world’s reserve currency without an intermediary.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Unknown Bitcoin whale moves $714 million, Bitcoin stays above $60,000 mark

The flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion.

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$700 million worth of Bitcoin moved by an unknown identity

Bitcoin whales are moving the vastly used treasury crypto in large amounts amid price volatility and bullish rush, as Bitcoin bulls regain control above the $60, 000 mark.

Data retrieved from BtcBlockBot an advanced crypto blockchain tracking and analytics firm, an anonymous cryptocurrency user revealed someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688.

Whale alert! 🐋 Someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688

READ: XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

The tracker further disclosed that the whale may have come from the world’s pioneer crypto exchange, Coinbase.

Nairametrics’ research has recently seen the surge in unknown crypto transactions involving Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top crypto assets at levels not previously seen in the cryptoverse suggesting that more institutional players are getting into the game.

At the time of writing, the flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion. Bitcoin is down 0.04% for the day.

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READ: Why Bitcoin is still going up

During bull trends in the cryptoverse, these large entities can take profit on their positions, especially if the futures market is overcrowded.

Wealthy investors reducing their crypto exposure to rebalance their portfolios can cause high price swings in the market, especially when accompanied by cascading liquidations.

However, recent data suggests otherwise as data retrieved from Glassnode points at entities holding more onto the world’s most popular crypto, rather than selling; as data shows Bitcoin balance on Crypto Exchanges just reached a 2-year low of 2,337,271.262 BTC.

A previous 2-year low of 2,338,724.621 BTC was observed on 08 April 2021.

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XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

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XRP, Ripple's co-founder earned $411 million from selling XRP in 2020

Amid the strong bullish rally at play in the cryptoverse, Ripple’s XRP looks to be leading the way with a push as it almost triples in value following a series of legal victories and social media rumours of relisting at some crypto exchanges like Coinbase.

This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

At the time of writing this report, XRP traded at $1.47 with a daily trading volume of $29.3 billion. XRP is up 147% for the week with a current market value of about $67 billion.

READ: Why this unknown crypto with over 600% gain in 3 months, might still explode

The surge in this crypto asset is coming amid a lawsuit from the SEC which accused XRP’s $1.3 billion initial coin offering of being an “unregistered securities offering.” The allegation led most American crypto multiple exchanges to delist the crypto and XRP lost its place as the 3rd largest crypto by market value.

That being said, crypto traders appear to be backing the crypto asset amid credible reports suggesting that Ripple lawyers have posted two victories in their legal tussle against the powerful American regulator, including gaining access to internal Securities Exchange Commission discussion history regarding crypto assets.

READ: XRP stands firm, investors wait on Ripple’s legal outcome

What this means

Such access by Ripple’s lawyers to these records would offer them insights into why the Securities Exchange Commission has not deemed Bitcoin and Ethereum a security asset.

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