Circle Raises $110 Million and Launches USD Backed Coin

Bitmain and Circle are collaborating to create fiat-based tokens backed by USD
16 May 2018   1318

In March 2018 we have reported about Circle, which was planning to launch mobile app to allow instant cryptocurrency trading with zero commission. In May 2018 Circle Internet Financial added Monero support for their cryptocurrency trading app Circle Invest, which was released in spring.

The mining company Bitmain Technologies was holding a funding round for Circle Internet Financial, and on May 15 it was closed for $110 million. According to Bloomberg, Bitmain and Circle are collaborating to create fiat-based tokens backed by USD, which will be released by Circle in summer.

It’s a version of fiat that can move at the speed of the Internet with global reach, with much less cost, with high levels of security. It’s a huge improvement for how fiat money transmission can work around the world for consumers and for businesses who might want to collect digital payment with tokens.
 

Jeremy Allaire

Chief Executive Officer, Circle

The USD Coins of Circle will be issued under the ticker USDC and be stable coins having no volatility. USDC will be an ERC-20 token, based on the Ethereum network. According to Circle co-founder Sean Neville, the company hasn’t decided yet whether it will charge fees for trading USDC as the main goal is to boost USDC use among the users.

Wirex to Issue 26 Stablecoins on XLM Blockchain

Wirex chosen Stellar blockchain because company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use
25 April 2019   88

British online banking platform Wirex has announced the listing for the XLM token, as well as the release of 26 stablecoins on the Stellar blockchain, pegged to fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, GBP, HKD and SGD.

Prior to this, Wirex card supported eight digital assets and ten fiat currencies.

In addition, Wirex added the ability to instantly convert steablecoins to each other at over-the-counter rates.

As the company expects, new assets will be used for money transfers, issue and redemption of tokens, as well as for payments for services.

The choice of Wirex fell on the Stellar blockchain, as the company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use.

Last year Wirex became the third company in a row that received a license to provide services in the UK and Europe.