It should be noted, however, that this is a cumulative figure and not the daily transaction volume which is closer to $35 billion according to an average from Coingecko and Coinmarketcap. The same two analytics providers report Bitcoin’s daily transaction volume at between $20 and $25 billion which gives Tether a clear lead for this metric.
In terms of supply, USDT has grown by almost 300% since the beginning of this year when there were just 4 billion in circulation. Today, that figure is just below $16 billion according to the Tether Transparency report. The ERC-20 standard still dominates the USDT supply with almost 65% of all Tether living on the Ethereum blockhom.
Earlier this week, it was reported by Bloomberg that Tether’s market capitalization could actually surpass Ethereum’s by 2022. Currently, Tether’s market cap is around 38% of Ethereum’s but further growth for both is expected. The stablecoin has achieved a number of major milestones this year, and it has all come during an ongoing court case with the New York Attorney General over the backing of the digital dollar. With Tether now interwoven into the fabric of the entire cryptosphere, there’s a lot riding on the outcome of that case.