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Tether Acquires $618 Million Worth of Bitcoin, Boosting Holdings to $5.2 Billion

Tether Acquires $618 Million Worth of Bitcoin, Boosting Holdings to $5.2 Billion

Tether, the company behind the stablecoin Tether (USDT), made a significant purchase on March 31, acquiring 8,888 Bitcoin (BTC) valued at $618 million.

This purchase boosts Tether’s Bitcoin holdings to 75,354 BTC, acquired at an average price of $30,305, currently valued at approximately $5.2 billion based on on-chain data.

With this acquisition, Tether’s wallet has seen a remarkable increase of over 128%, resulting in an unrealized profit of $2.94 billion, as per CoinStats.

The move coincides with a period of heightened institutional interest in Bitcoin, driven by the approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds in the United States and the upcoming Bitcoin halving, which is expected to reduce block supply issuance.

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Following this acquisition, Tether now ranks as the seventh-largest Bitcoin holder globally. The largest holder remains Binance’s cold wallet, holding over 248,597 BTC valued at $17.31 billion.

Tether announced its intention to allocate 15% of its net profit into Bitcoin, aiming to diversify the assets backing its stablecoin. The USDT stablecoin achieved a record $100 billion market capitalization on March 4, reflecting a 9% year-to-date growth.

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