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USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin issued by the U.S.-based Circle Financials Ltd, is taking the lead over its top rival, Tether (USDT), when it comes to institutional adoption, according to on-chain data.

USDC daily transfer volumes are higher

The market capitalization of USDC tokens in circulation comes to be around $44 billion versus USDT’s $65.42 billion. However, USDC’s daily transfer value on the Ethereum blockchain has been consistently higher than USDT throughout 2022, data from Glassnode shows.

For instance, as of Nov. 22, the USDC daily transfer was around $14 billion compared to USDT’s $5 billion.

USDC vs. USDT daily transfer volume. Source: Glassnode

In other words, USDC users engage in relatively higher capital transfers compared to USDT users, suggesting that USDC is increasingly the stablecoin of choice among high net-worth entities including institutional whales, hedge funds, family offices, crypto exchanges, etc.

Related: 82% of Tether reserves held in ‘extremely liquid’ assets, according to attestation

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