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Circle “Retires” Crypto Payments App to Focus on Stable Coin Venture

Starting in July, Boston-based multi-platform cryptocurrency services and investment firm Circle will begin retiring its payment app, Circle Pay, in order to focus on developing its cryptocurrency stable coin project USD Coin (USDC), the company has announced. USD Coin was jointly launched last October by Circle… Read More

Circle Fires 30 Employees Due to “Restrictive Regulatory Climate in the US”

Digital asset firm Circle has let go 10% of its workforce or 30 individual employees. Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire explained the move in a series of tweets. Allaire said: “We made these changes in response to new market conditions, most importantly, an increasingly… Read More

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Pleads Case for US Policy Change Regarding Crypto

Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of digital asset firm Circle, took to the pages of the site’s blog to lament the state of regulation in the US when it comes to crypto. Allaire said his post was driven in part to their decision to “geofence,”… Read More

Big News: Leading Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest Receives ATS Approval From FINRA, will Add Secondary Trading for Private Securities

SeedInvest, one of the leading US-based investment crowdfunding platforms, has received regulatory approval from FINRA to operate a secondary marketplace for securities via an alternative trading system (ATS). SeedInvest is the first traditional crowdfunding platform to receive an ATS license. Providing liquidity for private securities… Read More

SeedInvest Plans Secondary Market & International Expansion

SeedInvest, an online capital formation platform that claims over 250,000 registered investors (50,000 accredited), is planning a significant expansion. SeedInvest is a full stack crowdfunding platform leveraging all three securities exemptions to raise capital online from seed stage an up. In the fall of 2018,… Read More

At IMF Spring Meetings, JP Morgan Rep Says JPM Coin Could Streamline KYC/AML

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde hosted a panel discussion on “Payments in the Digital Age” at the IMF’s Spring Meetings held this week in Washington, DC. A video of the panel is provided by CNBC international TV and can be viewed here. Panelists included the ECB’s… Read More

FINRA Approves Circle’s Acquisition of SeedInvest, Continues Mission of Tokenization

FINRA has given their stamp of approval to the acquisition of SeedInvest by Circle. The crypto focused company announced the purchase of SeedInvest in October of 2018.  The acquisition of a regulated securities crowdfunding platform by the blockchain based Circle represented a seminal turning point… Read More

About 50% Less “Blockchain” Firms on this Year’s Forbes Fintech 50

Forbes’ “Fintech 50” list of the world’s top financial tech firms includes only 6 “blockchain” companies this year, down from 11 listed last year, Cointelegraph reports. The companies that fell from the list were reportedly replaced by established firms and by new entrants, 20 of… Read More

Report: Steeply Discounted Circle Shares for Sale on SharesPost

Private shares for “global crypto finance company” Circle that sold in a Series E fundraise last May for $16.23 each are reportedly available for sale on SharesPost now for $3.80, The Block reports. The May raise put Circle’s valuation at $3.01 billion. Though The Block… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Circle Reports 200 Million Transactions for $75 Billion in Value During 2018

Digital asset platform Circle has published interesting insight into platform performance during 2018. According to the company, 2018 was a “whirlwind of a year.” Circle states that they currently serve over 8 million customers from all around the world. Transactions totaled $75 billion during the… Read More

Coinbase Teams Up With Circle to Launch USDC Stablecoin

Crypto marketplace Coinbase announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Circle to launch the USDC stablecoin. Coinbase reported that the new stablecoin is fully collateralized by U.S. dollars and supported by the marketplace and Circle as co-founding members of the CENTRE Consortium. According to Coinbase, customers… Read More

Blockchain Payments Provider BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stable Coins

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Monday it is now offering the option for merchants to receive settlement in Circle and the CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), which are both stablecoins pegged to the U.S. Dollar. According to BitPay, merchants and businesses around the world can accept… Read More

Circle Launches Poloniex App for Trading, Adds Circle Research to Provide Users with Crypto Research

Fast moving Fintech Circle has launched a few new products. First, Circle has released a new mobile App for both iOS and Android for Poloniex users to be able to trade cryptocurrency anytime – anywhere. Even better, the native app is both localized and available… Read More

Crypto Firm Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

SeedInvest, one of the leading US based investment crowdfunding platforms, is being acquired by crypto firm Circle. The news was reported in a blog post by Circle that stated SeedInvest was being acquired as it seeks to enable startups to issue security tokens using blockchain, while… Read More

Circle Launches USD Coin

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Boston-based Circle announced on Wednesday the launch of its USD coin. Circle reported that it and the CENTRE open source consortium introduced a service to tokenize US dollars and use those dollars over public blockchains on the internet, which is USD//Coin, also known as USDC. Circle previously announced plans… Read More

Poloniex Pulls Eight Cryptocurrencies From its Exchange

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Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced it will de-list eight cryptocurrencies – effective September 25 at 12:00 noon ET. The eight crypto listings in question include: BTCD, BTM (Bitmark), EMC2, GRC, NEOS, POT, VRC, XBC. Poloniex gave users until October 25th to close any existing trades in… Read More

Circle: Women are Under-represented in Cryptocurrency Investing

Divya Agarwalla, SVP and, Head of Product at Circle, has recently posted some data pertaining to crypto based off of a commissioned survey of over 3,000 Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Baby Boomers in the US. So what did they uncover? See the bullets below: There is a gender… Read More

Circle Now Planning to Seek U.S. Banking License

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Boston-based cryptocurrency platform Circle is now making plans to apply for a banking license in the U.S. As previously reported, Circle, which is backed by Goldman Sachs, was founded in 2013 and offers four products: Circle Invest, which allows users to easily invest in crypto; Circle Pay,… Read More

Circle Announces USD Coin & Bitmain Partnership

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On Tuesday, Boston-based Circle announced it has formed partnerships with USD Coin and Bitmain. Founded in 2013, Circle offers four products: Circle Invest, which allows users to easily invest in crypto; Circle Pay, allows users to send money like a text; Circle Trade, the company’s OTC trading… Read More

New York Attorney General Sends Letter to 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Launches “Integrity Initiative” in Move to Protect Investors & Consumers

The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to 13 different cryptocurrency exchanges. Described as a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade cryptocurrencies, the AG labeled the move the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative. The… Read More

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