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TETHER NOW SUPPORTED ON THE ETHEREUM NETWORK

Tethers are a very controversial product in the cryptocurrency space and have been for months on end. They are a cryptocurrency that is backed by traditional fiat currencies, such as the United States Dollar or the Euro. Many exchanges have adopted tethers, as they offer a method of implementing USD pairs without having to use dollars. This loophole can allow exchanges to work with “dollars” without having to jump through regulatory hoops.

The old tether system used the Omni protocol, a system that allows for custom smart contracts using the Bitcoin network’s security. The switch to Ethereum is exciting, as they’ve already migrated USDT and EURT to the new network.

The company announced that the switch was due to high fees and slow confirmations, two problems that Ethereum offers a solution to. Tether has launched the new contracts and is in the process of transferring value across the chains. It may take some time for a full roll out onto Ethereum.

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