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Fintech Ramp Explains How their Early Adoption of Stablecoins Increased their Corp Treasury Returns

The team at Ramp has shared a detailed look into how the early adoption of stablecoins helped them with increasing their Corporate Treasury returns. Alex Song, Head of Finance at Ramp, notes that during the past two and a half years, the Fintech company has been… Read More

Amazon Decides to Continue to Accept Visa Cards in the UK, For Now

Towards the end of 2021, Amazon UK distributed an email to its customers stating it would stop accepting Visa cards for purchases beginning January 19, 2022. Today, it is being widely reported that Amazon has backed away from that decision. According to AP, Amazon has… Read More

Following Senate Hearing on Crypto, Dante Disparte, Circle’s Chief Strategy Office, Shares Stablecoin Myths

Earlier this month, the US Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on stablecoins that involved advocates and those who believe they are bad. The short hearing saw witnesses grilled with the Democrats generally dismissive and the Republicans in support of digital assets tied to fiat… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Stablecoins. What Did We Learn?

Following the House Financial Services Committee hearing on cryptocurrency last week, the Senate Banking Committee held a related hearing to discuss the stablecoin market. Entitled Stablecoins: How Do They Work, How Are They Used, and What Are Their Risks?, the Senate Banking Committee had a single… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Digital Assets Provides Insight into Regulatory Needs of Crypto Industry

Earlier today (December 8, 2021), the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on digital assets. As was previously reported, the witnesses included top crypto executives and thus provided the opportunity for a unique discussion between House members and crypto entrepreneurs. Chairwoman of the Committee,… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

Chair of Senate Banking Committee Sends Letters to Top Stablecoin Issuers

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has sent a letter to multiple stablecoin issuers and crypto exchanges. The letter was proceeded by a report issued by the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets that addressed stablecoins, published at the beginning of November…. Read More

Circle, Owner of SeedInvest, Invests $10.5 Million in Crowdcube in Move to Expand Securities Crowdfunding

Circle, a digital asset firm that is a top stablecoin issuer and owner of investment platform SeedInvest, has invested $10.5 million in Crowdcube. The total funding round was $13.5 million. Circle’s investment in Crowdcube was made via USD Coin (USDC) – a dollar-based stablecoin. The percentage… Read More

Latam: Bitso Announces Bitso Shift Payment Service between the US and Mexico Powered by Circle’s USDC

Bitso, a top crypto platform in Latin America that reports over 3.3 million users, has launched “Bitso Shift,” a service that allows Mexican people and companies to send and receive payments between Mexico and the United States. According to Bitso, Bitso Shift is targeting Mexican… Read More

Circle Announces Venture Fund to Back Blockchain Startups

Circle Internet Financial has launched Circle Ventures, a fund that aims to invest in promising early-stage blockchain firms. While best known for its dollar-based stablecoin (USDC), Circle is already engaged with the early-stage funding sector via its acquisition of SeedInvest, a top investment crowdfunding platform…. Read More

You Can’t Unwatch It. Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire and Team Does Crypto Rap as USDC Tops $30 Billion

This is a first. Jeremy Allaire, CEO and co-founder of Circle, the issuer of the USDC stablecoin, has joined with his teammates to do a crypto rap. The performance available on YouTube, was done in celebration of USDC topping $20 billion in market cap. While… Read More

Circle Now Supported on Hedera Network

Circle, a stablecoin issuer and aspiring banking platform, is now supported on the Hedera Hashgraph network, according to a note from the company. USDC is a dollar-based stablecoin with over $30 billion in circulation that is widely utilized for payments in the crypto ecosystem. Hedera… Read More

Report: US Federal Reserve to Soon Publish Report, Request Public Feedback, on Central Bank Digital Currency

The US Federal Reserve is poised to publish a report on the possibility of a central bank digital currency or CBDC. The concept has been bandied about by central bankers for several years now as policymakers seek to assess the benefits, and potential pitfalls, of… Read More

Kim Hamilton Duffy Joins Centre, Established by Coinbase and Circle, as Director of Identity and Standards

Centre, the consortium that has been established by global Fintech Circle and digital assets firm Coinbase (COIN: Nasdaq) to offer standards and governance for USD Coin (USDC), which has become one of the  fastest-growing “digital dollar” currencies, reveals that recent MIT Digital Credentials Architect Kim… Read More

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Defends Returns Generated on SeedInvest: “Strong Relative to VC Comps”

Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of Circle – a top stablecoin issuer and owner of investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest, has sent a tweet out defending securities crowdfunding and more specifically SeedInvest. In response to a statement by noted VC Paul Graham, Allaire said returns generated… Read More

Following News of China Crypto Bank, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Calls on West to Not Do the Same

Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of Circle – a leading stablecoin provider that seeks to provide global payment rails for the future, has criticized China’s decision to ban cryptocurrency. In a series of Tweets, Allaire said that China “opposes the Western system of values built… Read More

Circle, Plaid Announce Integration

Fintech firm Circle, a company providing payments and financial infrastructure for internet businesses, has integrated with Plaid, a data network powering the digital financial ecosystem. The integration simplifies the process of connecting bank accounts and accepting ACH payments because Plaid enables quicker account verification, the… Read More

AID:Tech, Circle Using Blockchain to Deliver Disaster Relief

Financial services company AID:Tech, which provides federal relief distribution services, will soon be leveraging the power of payment solutions from Circle, a global financial technology firm that provides internet-native payments and treasury infrastructure.  Utilizing USD Coin (USDC) and leveraging Circle’s payment rails, AID:Tech’s platform provides… Read More

Circle: USDC Stablecoin is Just Another Set of Payments Rails but Better

Circle is a Fintech that is best known for its dollar-based stablecoin, USDC, that has grown rapidly in recent months. Today, USDC is the second most popular stablecoin following Tether, with a market cap of over $27 billion. While about half the size of Tether… Read More

Circle Wants to Become a Full-Reserve National Commercial Bank

Stablecoin creator and payments rails operator Circle says it intends on becoming “a full-reserve national commercial bank.” In a blog post, Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire expanded on their mission to become a federally chartered bank. Allaire stated: “We are embarking on this journey alongside the… Read More

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