Tether Boosts Bitcoin Portfolio with $627 Million Purchase


In a strategic move to leverage the potential growth of digital assets, Tether, the leading stablecoin issuer globally, has fortified its investment portfolio with a substantial acquisition of Bitcoin. This recent purchase amounts to 8,889 BTC, valued at approximately $627 million, thereby elevating Tether’s Bitcoin holdings to 75.354K BTC.

The decision to integrate Bitcoin into its investment strategy dates back to 2023 when Tether recognized the promising trajectory of the digital asset. Initially entering the Bitcoin market in September 2022, Tether reaffirmed its commitment in May 2023, citing Bitcoin’s potential as an investment vehicle and a means to diversify away from traditional cash and cash-equivalent assets like US Treasury bonds.

Notably, Tether unveiled its strategy to allocate up to 15% of corporate profits derived from surplus Tether stablecoin reserves into Bitcoin, highlighting Bitcoin’s attributes such as its finite supply, decentralized nature, and widespread adoption. Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Tether, articulated, “Our investment in Bitcoin not only enhances portfolio performance but also aligns with a transformative technology poised to redefine business operations and daily lifestyles.”

Since its initial foray into Bitcoin, Tether has significantly bolstered its Bitcoin holdings, a strategy that has yielded substantial returns owing to Bitcoin’s price appreciation. This strategic maneuver has propelled Tether to witness record-breaking net profits, totaling $2.85 billion in Q4 2023. Notably, a significant portion of this profit, nearly $1 billion, stemmed from net operating gains, primarily from US Treasury interests, with the remainder attributed to the surge in gold and Bitcoin reserves.

In terms of Bitcoin holdings, Tether now ranks as the sixth-largest holder globally among entities such as ETFs, miners, and publicly listed companies. Notable entities ahead of Tether include Fidelity’s spot Bitcoin ETF (FBTC), MicroStrategy, BlackRock’s IBIT, and Grayscale’s GBTC. Despite its position, Tether remains a formidable force in the Bitcoin market, underscored by its strategic acquisitions and unwavering commitment to harnessing the potential of digital assets.


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