Myanmar shadow government announces stablecoin Tether (USDT) an official currency

Myanmar’s shadow government, the National Unity Government (NUG), led by the supporters of jailed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has declared United States dollar-based stablecoin Tether as an official currency for local use.

Per a report published in Bloomberg, the NUG will accept Tether for its ongoing fundraising campaign seeking to topple the current military regime in Myanmar. The shadow government also raised $9.5 million through the sale of “Spring Revolution Special Treasury Bonds” offered to the Myanmar diaspora across the world. The group aims to raise $1 billion through the sale of NUG-issued bonds.

The NUG Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Investment posted an announcement regarding the move on Facebook on Monday.

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