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Tether Boasts $2.9B Q4 Profit

Published: Feb 01, 2024 | Last Updated: Feb 01, 2024
Howard Kane
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Stablecoin giant Tether reveals a profitable quarter and robust financial health with $5.4B in excess reserves, ensuring USDT stability.

Tether's Financial Health

In recent financial disclosures, Tether, the company behind the popular stablecoin USDT, has revealed significant details about its financial status and holdings. The latest audit report shows that Tether holds over $2.8 billion in Bitcoin, a substantial amount that highlights the company's investment strategies and confidence in cryptocurrency.

Record Profits and Excess Reserves

Furthermore, Tether reported a striking profit of $2.9 billion for the fourth quarter of 2023. This profit is not only a testament to the company's successful quarter but also to the overall growth of the stablecoin issuer. A portion of this profit, approximately $1.85 billion, was attributed to the appreciation in the value of Tether's gold and Bitcoin reserves.

Alongside the profit, Tether's attestation report disclosed an all-time high increase in excess reserves, now totaling a staggering $5.4 billion. These excess reserves are crucial for the company as they provide a financial cushion and are indicative of Tether's ability to maintain the peg of its stablecoin to the US dollar, even in volatile market conditions.

Investments and Loan Coverage

The increase in excess reserves by $2.2 billion has not only strengthened Tether's financial position but also allowed the company to pursue further project investments. This strategic reinvestment is key for Tether's long-term growth and stability within the cryptocurrency market.

In addition to investments, Tether has reported that its outstanding unsecured loans, which amounted to $4.8 billion at the end of the year, were fully covered by the excess reserves. This coverage is an important indicator of Tether's liquidity and its ability to meet its financial obligations without jeopardizing the stability of its stablecoin.

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