Tether Holdings, the company behind the world’s largest stablecoin, Tether USD (USDT), has announced an impressive financial performance for the second quarter of 2023. The stablecoin giant’s excess reserves have soared past $3 billion, thanks to an operational profit of over $1 billion in Q2 ‘2023, a remarkable 30% increase from the previous quarter.
The majority of Tether’s profits were attributed to its significant exposure to U.S. Treasury Bills, amounting to $72.5 billion. This strategic investment proved to be highly lucrative, contributing significantly to the firm’s operational success.
Paolo Ardoino, the Chief Technology Officer of Tether, shared the attestation report for Q2 ‘2023 on Twitter. The report, conducted by auditing giant BDO Italia, confirmed the accuracy of Tether’s Consolidated Reserves Report, which disclosed the holdings backing the USDT stablecoin. Tether’s commitment to transparency and accountability was reaffirmed as the firm’s consolidated assets surpassed its consolidated liabilities, leading to an $850 million increase in excess reserves, reaching an impressive $3.2 billion by June 30, 2023.
Despite having the option to distribute these excess reserves as dividends, Tether has chosen to maintain a substantial portion to enhance the resilience of its stablecoin products. Paolo Ardoino, Tether CTO, emphasized the company’s dedication to strengthening its offerings further.
Gabor Gurbacs, an advisor for Tether, highlighted the scale of the firm’s U.S. Treasury Bill exposure, stating that if Tether were a nation, its holdings would make it the 22nd largest holder of U.S. Treasuries. This places Tether ahead of prominent countries like the UAE, Australia, and Mexico.
In addition to the exceptional financial performance, Tether announced a share buyback program worth $115 million, alongside investments in energy-related initiatives funded by the profits from the second quarter. As per the Consolidated Reserve Report, the total assets held by the USDT issuer have reached an astonishing $86 billion.
The strong performance of Tether Holdings signals the stability and potential growth of the stablecoin market. As Tether continues to bolster its reserves and strengthen its financial position, investors and market participants are likely to view stablecoins with increased confidence, cementing their role in the ever-evolving landscape of cryptocurrencies.