By: Isha Das
Tether Holdings Limited, the largest stablecoin issuer, recently released a Q3 attestation that showcases a shift in its financial strategy. As per the report independently verified by globally recognized accounting firm BDO, Tether held a record 85.7% of total reserves in cash and cash equivalents (C&Ceq). This figure is considered the highest-ever for cash equivalents in Tether's history. The financial portfolio reveals interesting alterations, including a significant reduction in secured loans by $330 million and robust investments in related industry fields.
The large fraction of reserves in the form of C&Ceq is dominated by US T-Bills, accounting for 72.6 billion of the total reserves. BDO's attestation reports a consolidated asset total of at least $86,384,653,832, and consolidated liabilities of $83,176,997,409, with $83,153,363,663 relating digitally issued tokens. The attestation also details Tether's investments in sustainable energy, Bitcoin mining, data, and P2P technology, amounting to $668,891,473 in Q3 2023 and $809,491,473 since the start of the year.
Despite the fluctuation in Gold and Bitcoin prices, Tether's financial report indicates the presence of a stable excess reserves buffer. The report also suggests a decrease in secured loans, a clear indication of a shift in its financial strategy. Projections show a further reduction in loans amounting to $1.1 billion by October 31, indicating an ongoing shift in Tether's financial strategy.
The Q3 attestation provides valuable insights into the evolving financial strategies of stablecoin operators, investment trends, and the commitment to sustainability and technological innovation.
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