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Tether still the favored base pair, even though BTC-USDT trading falls by over 6%

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BTC-USDT trading falls by over 6% still USDT among the favored base pair

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Though the pump that took place in June drove the BTC price, the speculation surrounding Tether’s involvement was strong. However, according to a research report by Crypto Compare the BTC-USDT trading fell by 6.8%.

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Source: Crypto Compare

Source: Crypto Compare

Bitcoin traded massively with USDT base pair and in the month of May, where BTC-USDT pair encompassed 76.2% of the total BTC transactions with fiat and stablecoins. However, this number fell in the month of June as BTC-USDT pair recorded 69.4% of all stablecoins and fiat currency trades. Apart from USDT, BTC has been highly traded with Paxos Standard [PAX], USD Coin [USDC], and TrueUSD [TUSD].

Source: Crypto Compare

Source: Crypto Compare


BTC’s trade with USDT totaled 7.8 million, which reflected a downtrend by 34.8% since May. However, among the highly traded stablecoin pairs, BTC-USDT report 97.1% of all trading volumes.

After USDT, Bitcoin has been trading well with the U.S. dollar, a fiat currency. In the month of May, BTC-USD pair recorded 60% [2.12 million] of all fiat trading of Bitcoin, but the figures slipped by 4.3% in June and reported a trading volume of 2.04 million. Although USD volume fell, Bitcoin reported an affiliation towards another fiat- the Japanese yen [JPY] in June as the trading volume of BTC-JPY spiked by1.6%.

Source: Crypto Compare

Source: Crypto Compare

Over the course of three months, BTC has reported less trading volume with South Korean Won [KRW] and Euro [EUR], however, 92% of the total trading in June, from Bitcoin to fiat, was carried out with USD, JPY, EUR, and KRW.

Bitcoin has been highly trading on Coinbase exchange [701k] according to the current data provided by and was closely followed by Bitfinex [421k], Kraken [419k], and Bitstamp [371k]. The value of the coin at press time was noted to be $10,664.40 with the 24-hour trading volume of $14.64 billion. The market cap of BTC was $190.43 billion as it noted a 12.15% rise in the past week and was going strong with 0.21% growth within an hour.


Chayanika is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto. A graduate in Political Science and Journalism, her writing is centered around regulation and policy-making regarding the cryptocurrency sector.
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