Tether Takes USDT, XAUT Stablecoins to TON Chain

Tether expands stablecoin reach, bringing USDT and XAUT to the TON blockchain in another win for Telegram users.

Two people agreeing on a stablecoin.
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  • Tether announces USDT, XAUT support for TON at Token2049 Dubai.  
  • The roll-out of USDT on TON is imminent.
  • The TON token has been on a roll lately.

In a significant development for the TON blockchain, Tether, the leading stablecoin issuer, announced the integration of its USDT and XAUT stablecoins into the TON blockchain. 

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This move is expected to boost TON’s utility, bring additional liquidity to its ecosystem, and potentially attract new users.

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News of Tether adding USDT, XAUT support on the TON blockchain broke at Token2049 Dubai. In a standalone announcement on the M2 Main Stage at 12:20 GMT, Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino and Telegram CEO Pavel Durov jointly revealed that USDT and XAUT stablecoins would be integrated into the TON blockchain.

Screen grab of the Tether - TON announcement per the Token2049 agenda.
Tether, TON Announcement on Token2049 Agenda

Per a press release shared with DailyCoin, Ardoino spoke of the synergy between the two companies, welcoming TON into the fold of supported blockchains. 

“We're excited to bring USD₮ and XAU₮ to The Open Network because we support its vision of an open and decentralized internet and a borderless financial system,” enthused Ardoino.

USDT is set to go live on TON as soon as April 20, with $10,000,000 worth of liquidity already minted and ready for trading per Tether’s transparency report by blockchain. 

Details for XAUT’s TON integration remain unclear at this time. XAUT is a gold-backed crypto token that tracks the ounce price of gold and is redeemable for physical gold delivered to Swiss addresses. 

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XAUT shares characteristics of a stablecoin, in that its price is pegged to the price of the underlying, backing asset. But as the dollar price of gold can fluctuate dramatically, XAUT is a gold exposure play, rather than one of price stability.

TON Volatility 

Shortly after the Tether announcement, the TON price climbed to an intraday high of $7.22 on the news. However, TON quickly gave back those gains, falling a sharp 10% to its current price of $6.55 at the time of writing.

TONUSDT daily chart showing strong uptick since March, per Trading View.
TONUSDT daily chart per Trading View

Since late February, TON has surged a staggering 260%, reaching an all-time high of $7.67 on April 11. This strong run of form is attributed to TON’s partnership with HumanCode, which aims to introduce palm-scanning technology to the Telegram platform, and Durov teasing the possibility of an initial public offering.

Read more on TON price’s recent show of strength here:
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