Tether’s Ardoino Teases New Digital Asset Lineup

Tether CEO teases new digital asset lineup, igniting a frenzy of speculation before the highly anticipated June 17 product reveal.

Paolo Ardoino unveiling some mysterious objects.
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  • Tether seeks to expand beyond its core stablecoin business.
  • CEO Paolo Ardoino revealed the company will release details of new products soon.
  • Speculation is growing about what these new products might be.

Tether, the company behind the world’s largest stablecoin, is making strategic moves to diversify its business model beyond its core offering. Recently, the firm has been expanding its portfolio by investing in various companies, such as those in the AI and software development sectors. 


In line with its focus on expansion, Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino set the crypto community abuzz on Wednesday by teasing the launch of a “new class of digital assets products”.

Tether to Unveil New Product Lineup

Ardoino revealed that Tether will “unveil its new class of digital assets products” on June 17, following a year of development. The announcement, shared via a tweet, has sparked intense curiosity within the crypto community. However, details of the mystery digital asset products remain tightly under wraps.

That hasn’t stopped X users from speculating about the nature of these new products. Guesses range from AI-related tokens to silver-backed stablecoins, and even yield-bearing products.

However, it should be noted that these suggestions are wild guesses, and details of these products and their potential impact on the market will not be known until this coming Monday. Nonetheless, Tether’s recent strategic moves provide valuable context for understanding its future vision.

Branching Out From Stablecoins

In April, Tether kicked off its future vision by formalizing a diversification strategy and restructuring it into four distinct divisions: Data, Finance, Power, and Education. This organizational shift reflected Tether’s commitment to expanding beyond its stablecoin business and positioning itself as a multifaceted player in the blockchain and technology sectors.


In line with this expansive vision, Tether has been actively investing in various up-and-coming firms that align with its outlook. Notable investments include XREX, a B2B emerging markets payment firm, and Holepunch, a P2P software company. Ardoino even mentioned branching out into the mobile phone space.

On Tuesday, the company revealed earmarking $1 billion for investments in emerging markets, focusing on sectors such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology. This new allocation will bring Tether’s total investments in emerging markets to $2 billion over the last 2 years.

On the Flipside

  • New E.U. stablecoin rules under MiCA legislation take effect on June 30, yet Tether is continuing to discuss compliance with regulators regarding rules for cash deposits.
  • Tether’s USDT remains the dominant stablecoin, with a market cap approximately 3.5 times bigger than its nearest rival, USDC.
  • Tether made a $4.52 billion profit in Q1 2024.

Why This Matters

As an already dominant force in the crypto space, Tether’s new product lineup, whatever it is, may well extend its dominance even further.

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Samuel Wan

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