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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

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

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

Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital, Comments on Collapsing Crypto & Stock Markets. When Will the Pain End?

The past few weeks have been tough for investors. Both traditional markets and crypto markets have been battered. Expectations for much higher interest rates, aiming to mitigate crushing inflation, means the pain is here to stay – at least for a while. Regarding stock markets,… 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

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

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

Digital Assets: ShapeShift Introduces On/Off-Ramp Flexibility for the Latest V2 Platform

Just when you thought their open-sourced ShapeShift V2 platform was sounding like a “one-stop-shop” solution for your cryptocurrency requirements, the team at ShapeShift claims that they have made further enhancements with the integration of the Gem on- and off-ramp embedded user interface. This will allow… Read More

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