Tether announced Monday that the Philippines now accepts USDT stablecoin as a payment option for the nation’s Social Security System (SSS).

This move, made possible through a partnership with Uquid, a company specializing in Web3 shopping and services, utilizes the TON blockchain to enhance the efficiency of these payments.

The adoption of USDT for SSS payments is expected to streamline the process for millions, offering a more stable and efficient transaction method.

This integration is part of a larger movement that has seen companies like PayPal incorporate stablecoins for international transactions.

The Philippines’ move to accept cryptocurrency for government services could set a precedent for other nations.

The integration of USDT for SSS payments is an indicator of the increasing trust in digital currencies to offer efficient alternatives to traditional payment methods.