Tether mints another $1B mint — Last time it helped Bitcoin climb to $73K


Tether (USDT), the world’s largest stablecoin, has minted another $1 billion, bringing its market capitalization above $110 billion, which could catalyze Bitcoin’s (BTC) next move to new all-time highs.

Will more USD Tether boost Bitcoin’s price?

Tether’s Treasury minted $1 billion worth of USDT during the past 24 hours, bringing its yearly total to $31 billion.

The newly minted USDT was a big reason why Bitcoin price climbed from $27,000 to $73,000, according to a May 17 post from Lookonchain:

Bitcoin chart with newly-minted USDT. Source: Lookonchain

Tether could also directly contribute to Bitcoin’s rally, as the company said it would invest 15% of its net profit into Bitcoin to diversify the stablecoin’s backing assets.

Tether acquired 8,888 Bitcoin worth $618 million on March 31, making the stablecoin issuer the seventh-largest Bitcoin holder in the world, according to Bitinfocharts. Tether’s wallet currently holds over 78,317 BTC worth over $5.18 billion, one year after announcing it’s plan to diversify into Bitcoin.

Tether USDT, market cap, all-time chart. Source: Coinmarketcap

Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s price action is still largely dependent on institutional inflows into spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The inflows from the United States Bitcoin ETFs saw their second week of net positive outflows, amassing over $200 million worth of cumulative net flows so far, according to Dune.

Bitcoin ETF Net Flows, Weekly, in $. Source: Dune

Institutional inflows from ETFs were a significant part of the current Bitcoin rally to new all-time highs. By Feb. 15, Bitcoin ETFs accounted for about 75% of new investment in the world’s largest cryptocurrency as it surpassed the $50,000 mark.

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Bitcoin breakout confirmed — daily chart

Bitcoin’s price action has confirmed yesterday’s breakout on the daily chart, where the $65,000 mark seems to act as a strong support for BTC, according to TradingView.

BTC/USDT, breakout on 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Another bullish sign for investors is that Bitcoin flipped it’s old resistance into support on the monthly chart, according to a May 16 X post by popular crypto analyst Rekt Capital:

“Bitcoin has successfully turned the old major resistance into a new major support.”

BTC/USD, 1-month chart. Source: Rekt Capital

However, Bitcoin could still see a temporary correction to below $63,500 before reclaiming the $70,000 psychological mark, according to the artificial intelligence-based predictions algorithm of ScorehoodAI that wrote in a May 16 X post:

“Now it is time for a temporary pull-back to around $63,000 – $63.500 for Bitcoin! As we reclaimed $65,000 and are on the the way to $70,000+, this will be a healthy pullback for liquidating high-leveraged greedy traders!”

A potential Bitcoin correction to below $63,500 would liquidate over $1.76 billion worth of cumulative leveraged long positions, according to Coinglass data. Liquidations would reach $1.87 billion under the $63,000 mark.

Bitcoin exchange liquidation map. Source: Coinglass

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