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Circle Touts Resilience During Challenging Crypto Market, Plans to Hire in Coming Months

Circle, the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has published a blog post, authored by COO Elisabeth Carpenter, touting its resilience during a challenging period in the crypto markets. As certain platforms fumble or shutter redemptions, Circle is giving the all-clear sign stating that it continues… Read More

Circle Introduces Euro-backed Stablecoin, Euro Coin (EUROC)

Circle Internet Financial, a global internet finance firm and issuer of USD Coin (USDC), announced that it is preparing “to issue a fully-reserved, euro-pegged stablecoin from the United States called Euro Coin (EUROC).” Available June 30, Euro Coin is “a regulated, euro-backed stablecoin issued under… Read More

Coinme Announces USDC-powered Digital Cash and P2P Payments

Coinme, a cryptocurrency cash exchange in the U.S., and Circle, a global internet finance firm and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), recently announced at Consensus 2022 a strategic collaboration “to integrate USDC into Coinme’s global cash onramp and offramp ecosystem.” The integration “promotes financial… Read More

MoneyGram Introduces Crypto-to-Cash Service on the Stellar Network

MoneyGram, which claims to be an international “leader” in the evolution of digital P2P payments, and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source public blockchain that allows money to be tokenized and transferred globally,… Read More

Circle Agrees to Acquire Digital Asset Infrastructure Platform CYBAVO

Circle has announced that they have signed agreements to acquire CYBAVO, which is a “breakthrough” crypto tech firm. Established in 2018, CYBAVO claims that it is a pioneer in core crypto security, custody, operations, and blockchain infrastructure platform services, “providing services to leading firms across… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Announces New Guidance for Stablecoins

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has announced new guidance on dollar-based stablecoins which are issued by firms regulated by the DFS. The guidance does not apply to USD-backed stablecoins listed, but not issued, by DFS-regulated entities. Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris commented… Read More

Following Collapse of Algorithmic Stablecoin TerraUSD, Tether Reassure Users with “Assurance Opinion”

As TerraUSD (UST), an algorithmic stablecoin imploded going to zero, reserve-based stablecoins rushed to stem the tide of concerns about contagion. Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin in the market, has been hit with collateral damage due to the failure of UST. At the beginning of… Read More

Terra Stops/Starts Validators Again, LUNA Goes to Zero with TerraUSD Chasing it

The collapse of TerraUSD (UST), an attempt to create an algorithmic stablecoin, and the demise of LUNA has captured the attention of the entire crypto-sphere. Going from billions to almost nothing is a spectacular event. Inevitably there is a pile on of “I told you… Read More

Circle CEO Pumps USDC: “Flight to Quality”

Early bird Circle CEO and founder Jeremy Allaire took to Twitter today to tout USDC, Circle’s dollar-based stablecoin while throwing shade at competitor Tether (USDT) – a competing dollar-based stablecoin. USDC/USDT is the trade of the day. Flight to quality. — Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) May… Read More

Digital Assets: Bittrex Introduces USDC Trading Pairs

Bittrex, a U.S.-headquartered virtual currency exchange, recently announced that it has added support for USD Coin (USDC) to its list of crypto trading pairs.” Traders will now have the ability “to trade against USDC along with other quote currencies currently available on the Bittrex exchange.”… Read More

The Definition of “Exchange” and Regulation ATS: Comments on the Proposed Rule Change by SEC and the Impact to Digital Asset Markets

As was noted last week, this past January the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to the Exchange Act and the definition of an Exchange as well as Regulation ATS (Alternative Trading System). While described in relatively benign terms, the language of the proposed… Read More

SeedInvest, Circle Launch Community Pitch Competition

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act of 2012 – the legislation that legalized online capital formation, SeedInvest and parent company Circle have announced a Community Pitch Competition. The goal is to provide access to capital, networking, and business-building… Read More

Stripe is Piloting Crypto Payments on Twitter, First with USDC

Stripe, the global payments platform, is partnering with Twitter to enable payments with cryptocurrency. In a blog post on Friday, Stripe said they are introducing crypto payouts for Connect. Stripe Connect is a set of programmable APIs and tools that allow a user to build… Read More

Remember Poloniex? SEC Hits Pause on Disgorgement Plans

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Enforcement, requested an extension pertaining to the disgorgement of funds affiliated with Poloniex. To go back in time a bit, Poloniex is one of the few crypto exchanges that the SEC has targeted with an… Read More

Circle Raises $400 Million, Investor BlackRock Forms Strategic Partnership with Stablecoin Issuer

Circle, the second largest stablecoin issuer in the world (USDC), has raised more money. The $400 million investment was backed by BlackRock,  Fidelity Management and Research, Marshall Wace LLP, and Fin Capital. Circle said in a public statement that the round would close in Q2…. Read More

Comptroller of the Currency Outlines View on Stablecoins: A banking approach would be more effective

Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael J. Hsu, has shared his thoughts on stablecoins and how they should be regulated. As the Biden Administration has messaged its intent to review digital assets as well as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, the most pressing… Read More

Blockchain Governing Body Centre, Recruits Polygon, Solana as Partners

Centre, a consortium founded by Circle Internet Financial and Coinbase to serve as a network governing and standard-setting body for blockchain-based financial services, has added Polygon, a leading full-stack scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain, and Credix, the institutional private credit marketplace on Solana, to its list… Read More

Circle Reports Security Incident, Information Breach via HubSpot

Circle, a digital asset platform that powers a leading dollar-based stablecoin, USDC, has reported an information breach via a third-party service provider – Hubspot. According to an email distributed by Circle, HubSpot has “confirmed that an unauthorized bad actor accessed certain client data from several… Read More

Chronicle, an NFT Platform, Launches Secondary Market, Auctions, Incorporates USDC

Chronicle, a “digital collectibles marketplace,” has announced a secondary marketplace, auctions, and crypto integrations. Simultaneously, Chronical has announced that it will enable payments from USDC, the dollar-based stablecoin issued by Circle. Launched last year, the NFT platform targets a global market that offers “authenticated” digital… Read More

Flow Network Adds Support for Circle’s Dollar Stablecoin USDC

Circle has announced support for USDC on the Flow network. Flow is -a Web3 platform originally created by Dapper Labs, that includes an ecosystem of NFT projects including NBA Top Shot, BALLERZ, Matrix World, and others. USDC is the second-largest stablecoin by market cap in… Read More

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