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Tether's Q1 2023 Assurance Report: A Interesting Milestone

The cryptocurrency industry has been eyeing Tether Holdings Limited, following the recent release of its Q1 2023 assurance opinion. The report, audited by BDO Italia, a globally recognized independent public accounting firm, has affirmed the accuracy of Tether's Consolidated Reserves Report (CRR), giving an in-depth look into the assets held by the group as of March 31, 2023 A significant development highlighted in the report is the introduction of additional categories to enhance transparency in Tether’s reserves reporting. For the first time, elements like physical gold, Overnight Repo, Corporate Bonds, and Bitcoin ownership have been reported separately, bringing a new layer of clarity to the ecosystem. The report also revealed that Tether's excess reserves reached an all-time high of $2.44 billion, with a notable $1.48 billion increase for the first quarter of 2023. Underpinning this success, Tether demonstrated its robust financial health, with a net profit of $1.48 billion bolstering its reserves. Another promising sign was the 20% increase in token circulation, serving as a clear indicator of the burgeoning trust among Tether’s customers. This positive trend has set a very optimistic tone for the future of Tether. According to the report, Tether closed the first quarter of 2023 with an impressive $81.8 billion in consolidated total assets. The bulk of its reserves is invested in US Treasury Bills, reflecting the strategic financial decisions made by the organization. As part of its commitment to maintaining liquidity and ensuring high standards of protection for its users, Tether has also been reducing its reliance on pure bank deposits as a source of liquidity, and instead leveraging the Repo market​. Tether's reserves remain highly liquid, with the majority of its investments held in cash, cash equivalents, and other short-term deposits, accounting for approximately 85% of its portfolio. A noteworthy point in this report is the 25% reduction in secured loans from 8.7% to 6.5% of this asset class within the overall reserves. The highest percentage to date of assets allocated in US Treasury Bills, along with gold and Bitcoin representing about 4% and 2% of the total reserves respectively, further underpin Tether's prudent asset allocation strategy. The Consolidated Reserves Report (CRR) further indicates, with BDO's independent attestation confirming, that Tether’s consolidated assets once again exceed its consolidated liabilities​. Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether, expressed his thrill at the tremendous success Tether has achieved in Q1 2023. He cited the reserves’ surplus reaching an all-time high of $2.44 billion and the net profits for the quarter standing at $1.48 billion as a testament to the strength and stability of Tether's platform. Looking ahead to Q2, Tether holds an extremely positive outlook and remains committed to transparency, as indicated by the introduction of new categories in the reserves’ breakdown in the quarterly report. Tether continues its proactive risk management processes, monitoring the risk-adjusted return on all assets within its portfolio on an ongoing basis, and making necessary adjustments as the overall economic environment changes and the market cycle progresses. In an ever-changing financial landscape, Tether's assurance report for Q1 2023 stands as a testament to its commitment to transparency and stability. Its strategic financial decisions, promising financial results, and ongoing dedication to risk management signal a bright future for Tether and its users. source


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