Binance to stop supporting rival stablecoins except for Tether

    Crypto exchange Binance, the issuer of the world’s 3rd-largest stablecoin, BUSD, said it will convert customers’ holdings in rival stablecoins USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP), and True USD (TUSD) into its own stablecoin (BUSD) on September 29 to “enhance liquidity and capital-efficiency for users.” Meantime, Binance has no plans to “auto-convert” Tether (USDT) to…

    Circle reveals its reserves which back USDC stablecoin

    Circle Internet Financial released a detailed yet unaudited breakdown of its reserve assets for the firm’s USD Coin (USDC), showing $42.1 billion in short-term US government bonds and $13.6 billion in cash. Lately, crypto firms and their finances are under increasing scrutiny in the ongoing crypto credit crisis. Published in the company’s blog post on…

    7 Stablecoin alternatives to Tether

    There’s Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin, whose prices are dependent on the volatile cryptocurrency market. And then there’s Tether (USDT), whose price will never float too far away from $1. While this stablecoin is the most popular in the world, it isn’t the only option, writes Jie Yee Ong on MakeUseOf. So, read on to…

    The world’s second-largest stablecoin to be 100% backed by cash and US Treasuries

    Circle, an issuer of the world’s second-largest stablecoin USDC, has announced plans to be 100% backed by cash and short-term U.S. Treasuries by September. The company’s most recent attestation showed USDC’s $22 billion supply was backed by only 61% cash and cash equivalents. “Mindful of community sentiment, our commitment to trust and transparency, and an…

    From stablecoin to a bank: perhaps, the greatest challenge of 2021. Part 1

    The Circle company, known as the issuer of the USDC stablecoin, is set to become a US national commercial bank – a digital bank that combines crypto and fiat payments. This is yet another way the cryptocurrency industry is invading traditional banking. We have only just written about how crypto exchanges are becoming competitors of…

    Stablecoin issuer Circle to go public via SPAC at $4.5 billion valuation

    Circle, the issuer of the USDC stablecoin, plans to go public by the end of the year through a SPAC with special purpose acquisition company Concord Acquisition Corp. The deal values the crypto financial services firm at $4.5 billion. The deal announced on Thursday values Circle at $4.5 billion following just a few weeks after…