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Tether recently announced plans for a major cross-chain swap that would transfer 1.6 billion USDT from the Tron network to Ethereum.Such large transfers are cross-network transfers and are uncommon in the crypto space, so what could be the reason for this one?Tether’s announcement brought forth a lot of speculation regarding the purpose of the transfer.

The crypto company did not disclose the official reason, although it did offer its website’s explanation for chain swaps.One of the potential reasons for such a large transfer is when a client requests to swap funds.

Such a scenario may occur when funds surpass the amount of USDT that Tether holds in its treasury wallet for the destination blockchain.<p lang=«en» dir=«ltr» xml:lang=«en»>In few minutes Tether will coordinate with Binance to perform a chain swap, converting from Tron to Ethereum ERC20, for 1.6B USDt.

The #tether total supply will not change during this process.Learn more about chain swaps ⬇️— Tether (@Tether_to) March 4, 2023There have been concerns about the USDT supply potentially increasing if Tether uses the large transfer to mint more USDT.However, Tether noted that the large transfer will not lead to an increase in the supply of USDT in circulation.

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