Justin Sun prints $800M in little-used stablecoin


15 Sep 2023 8:50 PM

Data from Tronscan shows that $815 million TUSD was minted directly to the Tron blockchain across a series of 10 transactions....

  • Billionaire trader Justin Sun minted over $815 million of the stablecoin TUSD in less than 15 minutes.
  • The TUSD was minted directly to the Tron blockchain and then sent to the Huobi 2 hot wallet.
  • The funds were then sent to an unlabeled contract and burned.
  • At the same time, $865 million of stUSDT were minted to Sun's address and deposited to the JustLend platform.
  • These deposits now account for half of Sun's $1.5 billion JustLend position.
  • StUSDT is a staked USDT product that yields 4.2% and claims to be backed by real-world assets.
  • JustLend's total value locked increased 17% to $4.63 billion following the deposits.
  • Tether has stated that stUSDT is an independent project and not affiliated with Tether.
  • Sun has been accused of acquiring TUSD through various shell companies.

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