Per the report, Bitfinex’s chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino told the outlet that the company plans to launch USDT on LN later this year. To pursue this objective, the firm reportedly joined the RGB open source development project.
According to its GitHub repository, the RGB project is “a completely free, open-source, non-profit and community-oriented effort, promoted by the BHB Network and aimed at the development of standards and best practices to issue, transmit and store ‘Bitcoin-based non-bitcoin assets.’” The Block also cited Ardoino commenting on the development, saying it is “one of the coolest things” the firm has participated in thus far.
The company’s CTO further noted Bitfinex wants to contribute to the LN’s development. A post released by Tether in April 2017 shows that the company already had such plans for the stablecoin at the time.