USDT on TRC-20 Sets a New Record Surpassing 51.8 Billion Tokens in Circulation
The number of TRC20-USDT in circulation has surpassed 51.8 billion tokens, while the total number of USDT is approaching 100 billion.
On January 30, the circulation of TRC20-USDT reached a new peak, surpassing 51.8 billion tokens. The TRC-20 standard facilitates token creation on the Tron network, including popular stablecoins like USDT and USDC.
Currently, there are 37.25 million TRC20-USDT holder accounts and the total volume of transfers in the network has exceeded 15.2 billion transactions.
The significant milestone occurred, as an additional batch of USDT tokens was minted on the Tron Network. According to Tether’s CEO Paolo Ardoino, a $1 billion TRC20-USDT transaction was authorized on January 29.
Despite the claim that these tokens are only authorized for future swaps and issuance requests, on-chain data confirms that the new TRC20-USDT batch has already entered circulation.
Trend of Increasing Circulation
The USDT market cap has surged to a record $96 billion due to the impact of this new token issuance. Ongoing speculation suggests that Tether’s increased minting activity may indicate a potential bullish sentiment in the markets.
Tether has been actively issuing USDT tokens for several months, with $13 billion allocated over the past four months. Interestingly, this trend coincided with Paolo Ardoino’s appointment as CEO of Tether.
Reasons Behind Tron’s USDT Dominance
According to DefiLlama, over half of all USDT tokens in circulation are issued on the Tron network. According to Tether’s CEO, Tron is dominant among other blockchains in volumes of issued USDT, which lies in the network’s early adoption of Layer 2 solutions compared to other blockchains. For instance, projects like Optimism and Arbitrum on Ethereum were only launched in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
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