Tether Mints Another 2.5M USDT While Bitcoin Whales Accumulate

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Tether has minted another 2.5M USDT, this time on the TRON blockchain. The move comes as major Bitcoin whales have been consolidating their holdings in the past week.

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Could Bitcoin be primed for another move upward? Given that another 2.5M USDT has just been minted, it seems likely.

At the beginning of this year, TRON announced that it would be supporting a native Tether stablecoin on its network. As previously reported by BeInCrypto, USDT officially started to be minted on TRON sometime in Q2 of this year. However, now it seems like we can add another 2.5M USDT to the total amount. Whale Alert (@whale_alert) has been notified of the minting on the TRON network. That’s another $2,500,000 which will be entering the market shortly.

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As you might have expected, the immediate reaction on Twitter was glee – the minting of new USDT usually precedes a rise in Bitcoin’s price. However, it seems that some whales have been preparing even before the minting of this 2.5M USDT. As BeInCrypto reported yesterday, one Bitcoin whale moved 1,000 BTC to an external wallet yesterday from Bitstamp. We could be amidst a major accumulation period before the next leg up—and this latest minting will only apply further upward price pressure.

Bitcoin has exceeded expectations by maintaining itself above the $8,000 price level. Fears of a ‘death cross’ on the charts have been replaced with confusion as Bitcoin continues to break the rules. With major players accumulating in the background, it seems that something is operating behind-the-scenes which will become all the more clear in the coming weeks.

The minting of new USDT could prove to be a lagging indicator, meaning we might not see a price increase in the coming days. Yet, it’s a positive sign that we may be in for some upward movement soon enough.

Do you expect Bitcoin’s price to appreciate in the coming weeks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. 


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Raised in the U.S, Lucian graduated with a BA in economic history. An accomplished freelance journalist, he specializes in writing about the cryptocurrency space and the digital '4th industrial revolution' we find ourselves in.

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