Stablecoin issuer Tether Operations Limited announced that the company has launched a new token pegged to the value of the Mexican peso. According to the team, the newly launched MXNT tokens will initially be hosted on Ethereum, Polygon, and Tron.
Stablecoin MXNT is pegged 1:1 to the Mexican peso
Stablecoin and blockchain firm Tether has revealed that it has launched a new fiat-backed token that will join the company’s pool of stablecoins. Tether launched MXNT, a stablecoin pegged to the value of the Mexican peso.
Tether’s other fiat token offerings include the popular USDT, which is pegged to the US dollar, and EURT, which is pegged to the value of the euro. The company also offers CNHT, a token pegged to the offshore Chinese yuan, and Tether gold XAUT, a token pegged to the value of an ounce of fine gold.
Tether USDT is the largest stablecoin in existence today as it currently has a market valuation of around $73.2 billion. The token’s market cap represents 5.77% of the $1.27 trillion crypto economy.
Of the $86.43 billion in digital currency trading volume on Thursday, the connection volume is around $45.42 billion, or 52.55% of today’s global trading volume. In terms of bitcoin (BTC) trading pairs, USDT is the top pair with bitcoin, capturing 55% of today’s BTC trading volumes. Tether says that the launch of MXNT will be a “testing ground for the integration of new users in the Latin American market.”
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether, detailed during the announcement that the company has seen the popularity of digital currencies increase in Latin America. “We have seen an increase in the use of cryptocurrencies in Latin America in the last year, which has made it clear that we need to expand our offerings,” Ardoino said in a note sent to Bitcoin.com News.