Tether Price | USDT Price Index and Chart – CoinDesk 20

Tether and the tokens it creates are designed to be stablecoins pegged to real-life assets or commodities to provide stability in value, particularly in volatile markets. Tether’s USDT is pegged to the U.S. dollar, but whether the crypto’s reserves consist of actual dollars, or similarly safe assets, has been the subject of contention. In October 2021, Tether paid a $41 million fine to settle allegations by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commision that it lied about its digital currency being supported by fiat currencies. Tether has agreed to provide regular attestations and audits of its reserves, which were found to be held in such risky investments as loans and other cryptocurrencies, instead of cash or cash equivalents.