Tether (USDT)

Tether (USDT)

USDT is a stablecoin released by Tether Limited. Its exchange rate is tied to USD and the company says it’s fully backed by USD.

Initially, it was launched on the OMNI protocol, which is a layer on the Bitcoin blockchain, and it has the same transaction speeds and fees.

Later, USDT was released on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC-20 token, which lowered fees and sped up transactions, also allowing it to be used in smart contracts.

Where and how you can get ERC-20 USDT

USDT to Minter

USDT on Minter is a wrapped USDT of the ERC-20 format that has more advantages thanks to the nature of Minter.

On the Minter, blockchain the Tether stablecoin has the ticker USDTE and is fully supplied by ERC-20 USDT.

USDTE tokens on Minter

USDTE hot wallet — Mx68f4839d7f32831b9234f9575f3b95e1afe21a56 USDTE cold wallet — Mx7072558b2b91e62dbed78e9a3453e5c9e01fec5e

USDT tokens on Ethereum (supplying USDTE on Minter) USDT hot wallet — 0xC735478EF7562ecc37662FC7c5e521eb835F9Dab USDT cold wallet — 0x58BD8047F441B9D511aEE9c581aEb1caB4FE0b6

To minimize fee expenses, wrapped tokens on Minter are released in packets (they won’t exactly be 1:1 accurate with the supplying coins on Ethereum). But only the 100%-backed amount will be allowed to circulate on Minter, the rest will be on the hot and cold wallets, which are controlled with multisigs.

It doesn’t affect security and reliability, since minting and burning wrapped tokens on Ethereum is also managed by multisigs and they can be minted or burned at any moment upon reaching a required quantity of votes. In this case, Minter has an advantage over Ethereum as it doesn’t spend any money at all on fees.

Example

The first packet of USDTE on Minter consists of 10 000 000 000 USDTE.

At the time of writing, the cold wallet has 9 999 000 000 USDTE.

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Meanwhile, the hot wallet has 619 886.02 USDTE

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That means the amount of USDTE circulating on Minter is:

10 000 000 000 - 9 999 000 000 - 619 886.02 = 380 113.98 USDTE (rounded to 2 decimal places)

In the meantime, the hot wallet balance which contains the USDT that back the USDTE on Minter contains 44 084.98 USDT (rounded to 2 decimal places), and the cold wallet has 36 029 USDT.

Hot wallet
Hot wallet
Cold wallet
Cold wallet

Liquidity pools with USDTE

You can view the existing liquidity pools in pairs with USDTE on a Minter Explorer page or at Chainik.

By clicking on a pair, you can see all the basic liquidity information, token price correlation, daily trade volume, daily fee amount received by liquidity providers, and the current APY — yearly profitability.

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And on the page of the pair at Chainik, you can also track the price change graph.

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USDT cross-chain transfer

You can learn about transferring USDT and other tokens from Ethereum to Minter and back on our page about cross-chain transfers.

Advantages of USDT on Minter

The advantages of having a wrapped USDT, like other tokens on Minter, lie in the blockchain’s possibilities — first off, the transaction speed (less than 5 seconds) and low fees ($0.01 for a transfer and $0.03 + 0.2% for a conversion). You can learn about other advantages Minter has on a corresponding page in our database.

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