Tether Discontinues Support for Kusama, Bitcoin Cash SLP, and Omni Layer

Tether, the famend stablecoin issuer, has unveiled a pivotal change in its strategy to blockchain help. In a bid to resonate with the evolving calls for of the crypto group and uphold a fortified blockchain ecosystem, Tether will stop help for its tokens on the Kusama, Bitcoin Money SLP, and notably, the Omni Layer platforms.

Traditionally, the Omni Layer, constructed atop the Bitcoin blockchain, was instrumental for Tether. It marked the corporate’s preliminary foray into transport layers in 2014. “The Omni Layer, constructed on prime of Bitcoin, performed an important function in Tether’s early journey, and we acknowledge the contributions and improvements the group has made to the crypto panorama,” the corporate acknowledged in its announcement.

Nevertheless, the Omni Layer encountered hurdles over time, primarily because of the lack of widespread tokens and the surge of USDT availability on different blockchains. This development led to a shift amongst exchanges, favoring different transport layers and leading to diminished USDT exercise on the Omni Layer.

Regardless of these challenges, Tether stays optimistic concerning the Omni Layer’s potential, particularly its capabilities in decentralized exchanges and token issuance, encompassing NFTs. The corporate hinted {that a} renewed curiosity within the Omni Layer may immediate them to revisit the thought of issuing USDT on Bitcoin through this layer.

Tether’s dedication to the Bitcoin ecosystem stays unwavering. They’re on the forefront of RGB’s improvement, a state and good contracts system validated on the client-side, designed for Bitcoin’s Layer 2 and three. “Upon the activation of USDT on RGB, the worldwide group will expertise USDT on a sophisticated and scalable Bitcoin layer,” Tether’s announcement elaborated.

Ranging from the seventeenth of August 2023, Tether will halt the minting of USDT-Omni, USDT-Kusama, and USDT–BCHSLP. Nevertheless, they may proceed to honor redemptions for these tokens for at least the following 12 months. Moreover, customers have the choice to change these tokens for different chains on suitable platforms.

The crypto realm in 2023 is witnessing a surge in stablecoin competitors, with new entrants vying for a share of Tether’s market dominance. Current launches embrace PayPal’s stablecoin and First Digital USD. In Q2 2023, Tether reported spectacular monetary outcomes, incomes over $1 billion.

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