Check out the daily trade in Tether (USDT) relative to its market cap:

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Tether is the second most traded of all the cryptocurrencies! I mean, people who keep saying “But the market cap of Tether is so small – it would barely have an impact on the bitcoin price!” – y’all are confused. I refer back to this series of tweets:

cryptocurrencies and market capitalisation

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