- Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick confirmed Tether has the $86 billion in reserves needed to back its USDT token 1:1, providing reassurance amid long-standing doubts about Tether’s reserves.
- Tether has faced skepticism and legal challenges over whether it genuinely has equivalent reserves backing USDT, but has taken measures to increase transparency and trust.
- Lutnick stated Cantor Fitzgerald affirmed Tether’s reported reserves after examination, providing noteworthy third-party confirmation given Tether’s history of speculation around its reserves.
Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick has confirmed that stablecoin issuer Tether does in fact have the billions in reserves needed to back its USDT token 1:1, providing reassurance amid long-standing doubts.
Tether’s History of Speculation and Response
Tether has faced skepticism over whether it genuinely has equivalent reserves backing USDT. The lack of transparency fueled legal challenges and fines, further raising doubts about Tether’s claims. Tether has taken measures to increase transparency and trust, including providing attestations of reserves, disclosing reserve composition beyond just dollars, reducing commercial paper holdings, and addressing legal and regulatory challenges.
Lutnick Confirms Reserves Are Real
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lutnick stated that Tether’s reported $86 billion in assets backing $83 billion USDT are genuine. He said Cantor Fitzgerald affirmed the reserves after examination. The confirmation is noteworthy given Tether’s history of speculation. Stablecoins like USDT are important in crypto, providing a stable asset linked to fiat currencies and maintaining trust.
The statement from Lutnick should provide confidence that Tether has the reserves needed to back USDT. Tether has also taken steps to increase transparency and compliance. Confirmation from Cantor Fitzgerald further bolsters Tether’s credibility in the crypto space.