Tether Flash Crashes Across Indian Exchanges

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The cryptocurrency market never sleeps and will often provide some form of entertainment. Seeing Tether’s USDT asset crash across Indian exchanges is unusual and creates a tremendous market opportunity for those buying the dip. After that, everything is back to normal, although there are still several happy people. 

Tether Flash Crash Across Indian Trading Platforms

  • India is an intricate country regarding cryptocurrency regulation and guidelines.
  • While currencies are not officially banned, trading is strongly discouraged and punishable by law.
  • Following a new piece of legislation, there is even more regulatory uncertainty.
  • That document triggered a flash crash for Tether, the issuer of the USDT stablecoin.
  • Although USDT should maintain a value of $1, or 74.3 rupees, it dipped to 60 rupees on WazirX.
  • Interestingly, the price peg remained intact on all trading platforms not located in India.
  • The price dip triggered opportunistic traders’ market potential to buy the Tether dip.
  • Arbitrage opportunities involving the industry’s leading stablecoin do not appear all that often.
  • Traders could sell Tether back a few hours later for a near 20% profit with ease.
  • The value was restored quickly, though, but incidents like these might happen again.
  • It is unclear if this dip results from technical glitches or traders dumping USDT hand over fist. 
  • However, the premium at which traders acquire USDT – near the 80 rupees mark – seems to have evaporated completely.
  • It is not the first time USDT has crashed across Indian exchanges.
  • A similar dip occurred in early 2021 when the peg dropped to 61 rupees following a different piece of crypto legislation.
  • Unfortunately, it seems as if this pattern will repeat itself for a while to come.
  • India cannot take an official stance on crypto despite numerous government officials wanting to ban it completely.
  • Additionally, the Reserve Bank Of India will develop a digital rupee. 

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JP Buntinx has been writing about cryptocurrency since 2012. His interest in crypto, blockchain, fintech, and finance allows him to cover a broad range of different topics.



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