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Ripple’s XRP CEO Brad Garlinghouse Discusses US Government’s Actions Against Tether (USDT) – CTO Paolo Ardoino Responds | COINOTAG NEWS

source-logo  en.coinotag.com 13 May 2024 20:22, UTC
  • Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse warns that the US government may target Tether, the largest stablecoin by market cap.
  • Garlinghouse suggests that this could be the next “black swan event” for the crypto industry.
  • Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino responds, defending the company’s mission and its commitment to a safe financial ecosystem.

Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse warns of potential regulatory action against Tether, the leading stablecoin, which could significantly impact the crypto market.

Garlinghouse Predicts Regulatory Action Against Tether

In a recent interview with the World Class YouTube channel, Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple Labs, warned that the next major shock to the crypto industry could come from regulatory action against Tether. He suggested that the US government’s scrutiny of the leading stablecoin is a clear sign of potential regulatory measures.

Tether’s Role in the Crypto Ecosystem

Garlinghouse views Tether as a crucial part of the crypto ecosystem. The potential impact of any regulatory action against Tether on the broader crypto market is hard to predict, but it could be significant given the stablecoin’s widespread use in crypto transactions.

Tether CEO Responds to Garlinghouse’s Comments

Paolo Ardoino, the CEO of Tether, responded to Garlinghouse’s comments on social media. Ardoino defended Tether’s mission to ensure a safe financial ecosystem for all users, highlighting the company’s commitment to stability, liquidity, custodianship, and compliance. He also pointed out that Tether recently worked with the FBI and the US Department of Justice to recover $1.4 million in USDT from a scam network.


The potential regulatory action against Tether highlights the ongoing challenges facing the crypto industry. As governments around the world grapple with how to regulate digital currencies, the industry must be prepared for potential “black swan events” that could significantly impact market dynamics. However, as Ardoino’s response shows, crypto companies are committed to working with regulators to ensure a safe and secure financial ecosystem.