Alameda mints WBTC through Bitgo
Maybe it is the best way to show, how worthless Ethereum has become over time. Investors do not trust Ethereum and have been looking for a backup standard. WBTC is the ERC-20 token who is pegged to Bitcoins. Means Bitcoins will be locked in the system against Ethereum. This shows perfectly that Bitcoin (BTC) is cash.
On 25 September, crypto-trading firm Alameda Research minted the largest-ever quantity of Wrapped Bitcoin [WBTC]. News of the development was shared on Twitter by WBTC, with the tweet going on to note that the mint was worth 2,317 BTC, equivalent to $25 million.
On 25 September, crypto-trading firm Alameda Research minted the largest-ever quantity of Wrapped Bitcoin [WBTC]. News of the development was shared on Twitter by WBTC, with the tweet going on to note that the mint was worth 2,317 BTC, equivalent to $25 million. Source: Etherscan In fact, Alameda Research beat the previous record set by Singapore-based Three Arrows Capital. Interestingly, Three Arrows Capital completed the single largest issuance of new WBTC tokens by any merchant after minting 2,316 WBTC on 24 September through Bitgo. Before Three Arrows, Alameda Research had set the previous record with most tokens issues in a single mint. As it reclaimed its throne, Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder of Alameda Research, challenged the CEO of Three Arrows Capital to keep the friendly competition going. Despite the back and forth, Alameda Research has been leading the mint and issuance of WBTC with 37,609 tokens. On the contrary, others like CoinList and imToken followed with 28,162 and 8,991 WBTC, respectively. Bitcoin’s demand for DeFi has been growing, including other platforms. According to data provided by Dune Analytics, the supply of WBTC has shot up by over 13,000% since January and has remained the most significant among other synthetic forms of BTC. As per Arcane Research, WBTC saw the most BTC locked, holding 67% of the total amount of Bitcoin represented on the Ethereum blockchain. RenBTC followed in the second position, with about 24% market share and HBTC with about 4%. sBTC, HBTC, renBTC, WBTC are all kind of the same error in DeFi - but no one cares.
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