Tether has shared a piece of information about a forthcoming token burn which according to announcement would take place shortly.
According to a tweet from their official Twitter handle, Tether plans to shortly move 400 million Tether USDt as part of its Omni authorized but not issue pool to the issuance address in order to burn/revoke them.
Tether will shortly move 400m Tether USDt as part of its Omni authorized but not issue pool to the issuance address in order to burn/revoke them.
— Tether (@Tether_to) September 16, 2019
Tether Minted 300 million USDT Few Days Ago
Few days ago, Tether took to Twitter to inform its users that it was coordinating with a third party to perform a chain swap. This was planned in order to convert some tokens from their original Omni to an Erc 20 protocol. At the time of the initial announcement, 300 million Tether USDt was announced to have been minted for the swap. However, these conversions took place few days ago as Tether promised the token swap wouldn’t disrupt the total supply.
In few hours Tether will coordinate with a 3rd party to perform a chain swap (conversion from Omni to ERC20 protocol) for 300M USDt. Tether total supply will not change during this process.
— Tether (@Tether_to) September 12, 2019
Whale Alert, a twitter account dedicated to alerting the community of big cryptocurrency transactions, noted the coinage described above in a tweet published on Sept. 12. As per a second tweet submitted as an answer to the first one, Whale Alert offered an explanation of the type of transaction:
“This USDT mint is part of a swap. The corresponding burn on Omni has not taken place yet.”
And finally, Tether is burning the Omni Tether that was already converted to ERC20.
Until now, no token burn has taken place on Omni blockchain. In July, it was reported that Tether accidentally minted and burned 5 million USDT tokens. However, Tether long-standing controversy about issues relating to transparency and market manipulation.