Tagged: usdc

Fintech Firm Milo Launches Crypto Loans

Milo, a financial technology company that is reimagining the way crypto and global consumers access financial solutions, announced the launch of its new crypto loan product. This launch means that digital asset-holders will now have the opportunity “to use their cryptocurrency as collateral to access… Read More

Cash-Based Humanitarian Assistance System for People in Ukraine, Powered by Stellar Network, Circle’s USDC, MoneyGram

MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) is pleased to support our partners at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on the launch of Stellar Aid Assist, which is described as “a first-of-its-kind blockchain-powered aid disbursement system that delivers relief funds quickly, affordably and efficiently to individuals in crisis.” As… Read More

Coinbase Tells Customers to Use USDC Stablecoin, Throws Shade at Tether (USDT)

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the top crypto exchange in the US, has posted a statement telling customers to migrate from Tether – USDT, to USDC – the dollar-based stablecoin issued by Circle. In the post’s headline, Coinbase calls USDC “trusted and reputable,” insinuating that Tether is, well,… Read More

TripleA Enables Bigo Live’s Users to Pay with Digital Currencies

Bigo Live, which claims to be one of the world’s fastest-growing social live streaming platforms, has enabled their users to top up accounts by paying “with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC).” Powered by licensed crypto payment gateway TripleA,… Read More

Circle CEO Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Stablecoin Legislation

This week, Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle – issuer of a leading dollar-based stablecoin USDC, forwarded a letter to Congressional leaders urging action on stablecoin legislation, providing rules for the industry to develop with surety. Following the collapse of FTX and the collateral damage of… Read More

More Retail Payments: Circle Announces it Will Enable Apple Pay for Merchants

Apple Pay, the very popular digital wallet offering from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), is now available via Circle, according to a blog post. Circle stated that eligible businesses who build with Circle can now accept Apple Pay. This includes both in-App payments as well as using a… Read More

Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, Shares Thoughts on FTX – Binance Saga

Jeremy Allaire, the CEO and founder of Circle – the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has posted on Twitter his thoughts on the FTX – Binance drama. The rapid collapse of FTX, and the need to beg for a bailout by Binance, has called into… Read More

Huge: StartEngine Acquires SeedInvest from Circle

In a seismic shift of consolidation, StartEngine has announced the acquisition of SeedInvest. While exact terms were not immediately available, StartEngine stated that Circle (owner of SeedInvest) will become a minority shareholder of StartEngine. StartEngine is one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the… Read More

What’s Better? A Government Issued CBDC? Or a Privately Issued Stablecoin?

There has been a lot of initial excitement surrounding the possibility of a digital dollar – a government-issued, central bank digital currency (CBDC).  The enthusiasm is primarily due to certain expectations that a CBDC will be frictionless, a low-cost currency that will help underbanked segments… Read More

Coinbase Boosts USDC Access

In a move to support the adoption of USDC, the Circle issued dollar-based stablecoin, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has waived commission fees when buying or selling USDC via any fiat currency on Coinbase, “from AUD to ZAR.” USDC is the second largest stablecoin by market cap after… Read More

Payments Platform Wirex Expands USDC – Dollar Stablecoin Support

Payments Fintech Wirex says it has launched USDC (USD Coin) on the Stellar blockchain within its App. USDC is a dollar-based stablecoin issued by Circle and one of the most popular stablecoins in the world. Circle’s USDC assets are held in US financial institutions and… Read More

Regulated FV Bank Integrates Circle’s USDC for Account Holders

FV Bank, a digital/digital asset bank, has integrated USDC, Circle’s dollar-based stablecoin. The new service enables account holders the ability to instantly convert USDC into US dollars at the moment of deposit. FV Bank is a US-licensed bank based in Puerto Rico where it is… Read More

Binance Cuts Loose Competing Stablecoins, Will Convert to BUSD. Circle Indicates No Worries for USDC

Binance has cut loose competing stablecoins including USDC, USDP (Paxos), and TUSD (TrueUSD). USDC, issued by Circle is the second largest dollar-based stablecoin after USDT (Tether) and may receive the brunt of the change. In a corporate statement, Binance said it would “auto-convert” these stablecoins… Read More

USDC Stablecoin Reserve Reports Contain “New Levels of Detail”

Fiat-based stablecoins are only as good as what is backing the value. As we saw with TerraUSD, a dollar-based algorithmic stablecoin, little was there except hope and mirrors. Circle, the issuer of USDC – the second largest dollar-based stablecoin in circulation, posted an update yesterday… Read More

Stasis CEO Criticizes Circle’s Decision to Freeze USDC on Tornado.Cash

Gregory Klumov, CEO of STASIS – an issuer of a Euro stablecoin, has issued a statement criticizing Circle’s decision to freeze USDC that is parked in Tornado.Cash addresses. Circle, the issuer of the second largest stablecoin in the market, took the action following the US … Read More

DeFi: Maven 11 Introduces Permissioned Pool with Maple Finance

Maven 11 has introduced a Permissioned Pool with assistance from Maple Finance. The initial pool size will be $40 million in USDC with a decent risk-adjusted return to investors. Initial participants for the pool include Flow Traders, Wintermute and Auros. The pool may issue loans… Read More

Anchorage Digital and AngelList Partner Up to Enable Investments Using USDC

Anchorage Digital, a federally chartered digital asset bank, has partnered with well-known funding platform and talent board AngelList to invest using USDC. AngelList and Anchorage say they are bridging the gap between fiat currency and VC funding. AngelList, as an online investment platform, has helped… Read More

Banking Circle to Put USDC Stablecoins onto its Payment Rails

Banking Circle, the tech-first payments bank, is shifting the dial in the virtual assets market with a new service for banks and payments businesses. By adding USDC stablecoins to its payment rails for payment acceptance, processing and settlement, Banking Circle is “delivering an easy to… Read More

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

Stablecoins: Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Dai (DAI) Margin Trading Pairs Now Supported by Kraken

Digital asset firm Kraken recently revealed that they now support new margin pairs for Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC) and Dai (DAI). Margin trading is now offered via Kraken for several new pairs. You may view the complete list of supported pairs here. As covered,… Read More