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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.

How to Buy Stablecoins in Canada

31 May 2020 2 minute read 2 comments cryptoforcanadians

If you're Canadian, then you know just how difficult it can be to find a solid crypto exchange in Canada. The exchanges in Canada all lack a lot of things or features that good exchanges have. Some of these include lots of volume, low trading fees, a...

Civic is a wallet that is coming soon that combines identity and payment in one. 

24 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Panzer

Civic Wallet is a digital wallet that provides a safe, easy way for you to send, receive, and store digital currencies. Civic Wallet is free to download and use. Small fees may apply to certain digital currency transactions, and a small fee may be ch...

Uphold launched new stable coin centre!!

22 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Cryptohem

Being a user of brave browser i have an uphold account and so today i got an email from uphold about theire announcement of launching theire new stablecoin  centre.  Overview of Uphold Uphold is a  cloud base universal asset exchange service rather t...

The blooming popularity of Stable Coins in Contemporary times

27 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Greenchic

   Increase in Stable Coin holdings these in recent months Since the past few months, there has been an increase in demand and market capitalisation of stable coins - Tether (USDT), USDC, TrueUSD(TUSD) and Paxos Standard (PAX). These dollar pegged d...

Depositing Bounty Stakes to Trade for Cash - Tokpie Exchange

27 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments xqanxxx

Good morning lads! I hope this post finds you in good health :) Previously we had to touch on the possibility of selling our bounty stakes for Ethereum and USDC. You can read about it if you haven't done that yet here. This is just a build up on what...

Each stablecoin seems to be finding its own niche on ethereum

19 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DefiMoon

This beautiful graphic was released today by Flipside Crypto and I'm fascinated by it. The key takeaways for me here is the clear division between centralized and decentralized finance camps. It's clear that USDT is the proffered stablecoin of choice...

Putting Your US Dollars on The Blockchain!

30 Mar 2020 2 minute read 0 comments CronBTC

In my last post, I mentioned the possibility of bank runs due to past events and many recent events, namely the 1929 Crash and the Greek Debt Crisis.  Now, you maybe thinking with the CV going around who could possibly want to have physical cash righ...

Bank Runs for the Digital Age!

30 Mar 2020 2 minute read 0 comments CronBTC

If you are in the Crypto/Gold/Silver community you are well aware what the Fractional-Reserve banking system is. As a matter of fact, if you are in any of these alternative investments you may very well despise the current banking system (or at the v...

Let's See How My Interest Is Doing - 3.11.2020

11 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoSnarf

I'm sure most of you have noticed that I really like investments that generate passive income. One of these forms of income is from earned interest on the initial investments. The two main products I use for this is Worthy and BlockFi. Both have inte...

BlockFi Does It Again! - Second Month of Crypto Interest

3 Mar 2020 1 minute read 5 comments CryptoSnarf

I started using BlockFi in mid January. I had just recently joined Publish0x and learning about crypto in general. I had been holding onto some BTC in Coinbase that I'd earned from various places on the internet. But now that I am more educated I hav...