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USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin released by popular exchange Coinbase in collaboration with payments company Circle in 2018. Backed by the US Dollar on a 1:1 ratio, the token is an ERC-20 token that can be purchased on Coinbase’s platform. Coinbase has said that it chose the Ethereum protocol because of its smart contract capabilities and strong developer support. 

Like other stablecoins, it is intended to help traders overcome the volatility of the market. Coinbase has said that it is part of its mission is to “build an open financial system for the world”, and it does indeed allow anyone from across the world to purchase the stablecoin and use it for trading and various services.

Stablecoins often receive scrutiny relating to whether or not the issuing entity has enough reserves to back every token up, but Coinbase assures users that the holding accounts are closely monitored and audited. USD Coin is an example of a fiat-backed stablecoin, which is often what receives the greatest scrutiny. 

Having one very specific purpose, there is not much in the way of development news for USD Coin. Coinbase is however working on making it more widely available, including on more exchanges and services.

Circle and USDC Close to Bankruptcy? FUD or Not? Bitcoin Could Once Again Save the Day.

3 Aug 2022 2 minute read 2 comments ssaurel

Stablecoins have been going through a particularly difficult time in recent months. The current Bear Market has brought to light the bad practices of some and even the scams that the Bull Market may have previously masked. Since the collapse of the U...

CIRCLE? Jerkin' us around? USDC is Stablecoin's "Mother of all Blackboxes"? Let's take a look

26 Jul 2022 5 minute read 5 comments Thunderboltkid

Wow. I have read some 'brow raising'  blasts in the past, however 'hat's off' to Matt Taibbi (a former award winning writer @ Rolling Stone, whatever that means) for takin' his 'Gloves off' on a recent post about CIRCLE 's propensity to spin their ya...

SuperUMAns #31 - Tetu KPI options and my passive income

12 Aug 2022 3 minute read 0 comments PVMihalache

We had an amazing party at the end of Q2 and we went back to work after. Quarter 3 of 2022 is about rasing the TVL and the implementation of Outcome tools. Risk Labs, the team behind UMA and AcrossProtocol launched Outcome Finance to help DAOs that...

Shocking: Coinbase Does Something Smart

30 Jul 2022 1 minute read 2 comments 1securemf

Coinbase's Newest Fiat Features I've used nearly every major American cryptocurrency exchange and have never been a Coinbase enthusiast. In more ways than many, I believe Binance.US and Kraken are superior CEXs.  However, Coinbase is now my preferred...

After the Ethereum Merge, Both Circle and Tether Only to Support Ethereum PoS

11 Aug 2022 5 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

Introduction By now, that is unless you have been living under a rock, you must be aware of the upcoming merger of Ethereum giving rise to Ethereum 2.0 - Ethereum with a Proof of Stake consensus. Nonetheless, at that time a fork of the Ethereum chain...

Interest Grows For A Digital Dollar - Know All The Details

25 Jul 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Rubikkav

In the midst of the inflationary world context, and after the euphoria that we saw in the stock and crypto markets last year, Latin American currencies have seen their value decrease in relation to the US dollar. This is what the value curve of the d...

Should You Buy Optimism (OP) Token?

8 Aug 2022 1 minute read 2 comments Cryptofab

Optimism (OP) has outperformed most of the other cryptos in the last 30 days. Further to the latest pump, it has a bit corrected. Will its price pump again or just start to dump? Optimism (OP) token utility Optimism (OP) token is the governance token...

MakerDAO protocol is considering separating from USDC

12 Aug 2022 1 minute read 1 comment The Crazy Dude

  Hello! The Tornado Cash case has been on the table since the US Treasury Department sanctioned the protocol and several of the accounts that interacted with the mixer were banned. Given the sanctions, several companies such as Circle and dxdy have...

KuCoin's New Crypto: USDT NFT ETF

29 Jul 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Cryptocurrency Webcam

As of last month, USDC and USDT are the two hottest cryptocurrencies in the cryptocurrency world, but what is the true value of KuCoin's new crypto-USDT paired Futures? This article will shed some light on the subject. Also, learn about KuCoin's pla...

Payments: Still The Killer Crypto App

27 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Faybomb

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