USDT records an all-time high against the Russian ruble as inflation blows

February 28, 2022

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U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin Tether (USDT) noticed a rise of above 30% in the last five days against the Russian ruble, bringing out the adverse and sudden effect of the continuous war on the formal monetary system. As per the data, the ruble, RUB, is facing inflation as the USDT or RUB trading pair for the 1st time in record crossed 105 RUB. Before this rise, the USDT or RUB pair sustained a constant market price below 80 rubles. Nevertheless, with the opening of the Russia-Ukraine war, the market price ruble against USDT rose, surpassing 90 rubles. As distress elevated, the European Commission declared proposals to remove Russian banks from the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) messaging system. Besides this news, the price of the ruble witnessed a plunge and proceeded to renounce its spending power by thirty percent. As a timely step against the soaring inflation of its fiat currency, the Russian central bank made twice as much as key interest rates from 9.5 percent to 20 percent.

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The boost of the key rate will assure a surge in security prices to levels needed to reimburse for the high devaluation and inflation dangers. Moreover, the government has also implored Russian companies to sell 80% of their foreign currency incomes as dangers associated with a comprehensive international financial ban persists. On the other hand, Bitcoin and Altcoin trading volumes spiked above 200 percent on Ukrainian Crypto Exchanges in the middle of this thriving troubles about its fiat stability.


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