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Tether, the issuer of the world’s largest stablecoin USDT, has challenged the United Nations’ (UN) report on the role of USDT in underground banking and money laundering infrastructure in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Tether said it was “disappointed” that the report had singled out its stablecoin and ignored the role it played in helping developing economies in emerging markets, and its record of collaborating with law enforcement.

The report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that “Online gambling platforms, and especially those that are operating illegally, have emerged as among the most popular vehicles for cryptocurrency-based money launderers, particularly for those using Tether or USDT on the TRON blockchain” in the region.

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