USDT Flagged as Potential Risk for BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF

BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF application raises concerns as Tether’s stability becomes a focal point, impacting crypto market perceptions.

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  • BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF application has sparked intrigue over Tether’s crypto market impact.
  • The filing’s statements about Tether’s risks have hinted at broader implications for Bitcoin’s adoption.
  • BlackRock’s filing has warned of potential market volatility due to stablecoin uncertainties.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has once again stirred up the cryptocurrency world with its Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) application. This time, however, the buzz is not about the ETF itself but rather about the company’s comments on stablecoins, particularly Tether.

BlackRock Raises Alarm over Tether’s USDT

In its June filing with the SEC, BlackRock warned that the “disorderly de-pegging” or a “run” on Tether or USDC could lead to significant market volatility in the cryptocurrency market. This cautious stance has been met with criticism from some crypto enthusiasts who view it as an attempt to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.


Despite the criticism, BlackRock’s concerns about stablecoins are not unfounded. Tether has been the subject of scrutiny for years, with allegations that it is not fully backed by reserves. A collapse of Tether could have a ripple effect on the entire cryptocurrency market.

BlackRock’s Cautious Take on Cryptocurrency World

It is unclear what BlackRock’s endgame is here. Some speculate that the company is simply trying to cover its bases in case of a Tether-related meltdown. Others believe that BlackRock is subtly signaling its skepticism of stablecoins, which could have far-reaching implications for the crypto industry.

Regardless of BlackRock’s motives, its comments have certainly raised eyebrows in the crypto community. The company’s cautious approach may be a sign of things to come as more institutional investors enter the cryptocurrency space.

On the Flipside

  • BlackRock has chosen to file for the Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs despite their own concerns regarding Tether’s USDT.
  • Despite these persistent concerns, Tether’s influence and market dominance have remained largely unaffected.

Why This Matters

BlackRock’s cautious stance on Tether within its Bitcoin ETF application sheds light on the vulnerabilities of stablecoins and their potential to disrupt the broader digital asset market. This scrutiny underscores the interconnectedness of various crypto assets, emphasizing the need for market stability and regulatory clarity in the evolving landscape of digital currencies.


To learn more about traditional finance’s growing interest beyond Bitcoin ETFs, read here:
BlackRock’s ETH ETF Filing Reveals Broader Tradfi Interest

For insights into the impact of the new bill aiming to regulate Tether’s parent company, delve into this article:
New U.S. Bill Puts the Squeeze on Tether’s Parent Company

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.