On March 5, Tether, announced a partnership with the Tron foundation to launch a trc-20 compliant USDT on the Tron blockchain in the second quarter of this year.
Cointelegraph believes that TRON has positioned itself as a competitor of Ethereum. Combining decentralized finance with the broader Internet ecosystem. The TRON indicates that the addition of Tether will enhance its existing Dapp ecosystem, enhance dex mobility and improve overall value.
Recently, the TRON ecology has released a new upgrade. On March 1st, Justin Sun said that the TRON officially released Odyssey-v3.5 and realized protocols such as TIP12, TIP16 and TIP17. Next, the TRON community containing SR nodes, exchange nodes, and API nodes will be upgraded to version 3.5, called the qinghai consensus upgrade.
Last year, through the wholly-owned acquisition of BitTorrent, the TRON ecological expansion took an important step. In the beginning of 2019, the BTT token based on the TRON protocol was launched. BTT opened the crowdfunding for 15 minutes and the 59.4 billion BTT dumped on the Binance Launchpad platform.
On the Tether side, according to Cryptocompare data, Tether currently ranks 7th in market capitalization and still holds a large share of the stable coin market. However, since last year, more and more stable coins have been pouring into the market and competition is fierce.
A paper published by John Griffin, a professor of finance at the University of Texas. and Amin Shams, a graduate student, said that the price of Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrencies rose in 2017. Largely by several players such as Tether and Bitfinex. Behind the price manipulation, Tether has a crisis of confidence and the USDT has slumpped.
Then, Firecoin announced the launch of its own stable coin HUSD. According to the release, the new HUSD solution currently only supports four stable coins, but the USDT is excluded.
Under the pressure of increasing market pressure. Tether may also hope to secure its own stable coin market share by cooperating to occupy the TRON ecology.