Tether (USDt) is the first stablecoin to use Hermez’s solution that uses a layer 2 on Ethereum.
Hermez, the solution chosen by Tether
In fact, zero-knowledge rollups provide a solution to transaction bottlenecks, i.e. a layer 2 structure that enables the scalability of Ethereum by performing multiple transfers in a single transaction.
The CTO of Tether, Paolo Ardoino, said:
“We’re delighted to be the first to launch on Hermez. This demonstrates our commitment to solving the issues of scalability and high transaction fees on the Ethereum network. Tether takes its pivotal role in the digital token ecosystem seriously. We’re committed to overcoming technical hurdles while doing our utmost to make manifest the many great projects that developers are working on in our space”.
The co-founder of Hermez, Antoni Martin, added:
“By onboarding the USDt stablecoin, we are incentivizing transactions on layer 2 and decreasing congestion and fee pressure on Layer 1. This is a win-win situation for users and stablecoin issuers as it will reduce friction and increase velocity”.
Tether on social media
It also achieved the highest increase in attention score, growing by as much as 121%, compared to 51% for Litecoin.
It is possible that the recent news regarding full USDt coverage has finally swept away many of the doubts that have been surrounding the Tether project for years.