Ripple’s Future Stablecoin Vs Tether’s USDT: Gabor Gurbacs Shares Hot Take

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Written By Maya Cantina

Thu, 4/04/2024 – 14:57

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  • “There’s only one king: It’s Tether”- key reasons why
  • Ripple to launch stablecoin on two chains

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Strategic advisor at Tether and VanEck fund manager Gabor Gurbacs has shared his take on the announced Ripple’s plan to launch a stablecoin backed by USD later this year.

In his tweet, Gurbacs has shared the key reasons why Tether’s USDT is likely to continue to dominate in the stablecoin market.

“There’s only one king: It’s Tether”- key reasons why

Gabor Gurbacs started his tweet, saying that every blockchain company wants to launch its own stablecoin. While being all for competition in the market, Gurbacs said that he believes the only king in the stablecoin market is Tether and its USDT.

The executive shared several key reasons why he believes that USDT is likely to remain unbeaten by Ripple’s future product or anybody else’s for that matter.

The first reason for USDT dominance is the Tether team that has “the right principles and history” and it can “support real use-cases that the market wants.” The next one is high liquidity that USDT boasts. Then comes the “right geo-focus” and finally – the “right design.”

He also mentioned that small fees matter a lot while making crypto transactions, likely because one of the chains that Ripple intends to build its stablecoin on is Ethereum known for frequent jumps in fee levels. Finally, Gurbacs admitted that his tweet was inspired by the news about Ripple announcing its future USDT rival.

Ripple to launch stablecoin on two chains

Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse has tweeted that launching a stablecoin later this year is a natural step forward for Ripple. The product will be built on both XRP Ledger and Ethereum chain. Garlinghouse stated that Ripple Labs possesses many years of the necessary experience, regulatory footprints, a strong balance sheet for this initiative and a large global network for payments.

He added that the future stablecoin and XRP will be used together “to offer the best of crypto-enabled payments.”

According to a recent Ripple thread on Twitter, the future stablecoin will be backed not only by USD but also by US government bonds and cash equivalents. The company also promises “monthly third-party attestations, ensuring trust and reliability.” Venturing into the stablecoin market will allow the XRPL to create more use cases, liquidity and opportunities not only for developers but users as well.

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