USDC Stablecoin to Pass the Audit

Grant Thornton LLP reports that as of October 31, $ 127,412,240.89 were in the Circle vaults
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USD Coin (USDC) from Bitcoin startup Circle is fully provided with a fiat dollar, reports CoinDesk.

The financial review was conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, a US subsidiary of the international organization Grant Thornton International. The latter provides audit, tax and consulting services to private and public companies in 130 countries.

As of October 31, $ 127,412,240.89 were in the Circle vaults. This exceeds the number of tokens in circulation at that time (127,408,827 USDC). Thus, if necessary, the company was able at the end of last month to simultaneously redeem all the tokens released to the market.

According to Grant Thornton, Circle’s financial audit was conducted in accordance with the certification standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Currently, according to CoinMarketCap, there are 162.9 million USDC tokens in circulation.

Earlier, auditors' reports were published by Gemini and Paxos, which are Circle's competitors in this segment of the cryptocurrency market.

In early November, Tether Ltd confirmed its solvency, which still produces the most popular stablecoin USDT. However, two weeks later, information appeared that the US Department of Justice was investigating possible manipulations by Tether and Bitfinex during the 2017 price rally.

Australian Company to Issues Crypto Backed Loans

In case of default, financial company named Helio may sell cryptocurrency to cover losses
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Helio from Melbourne began issuing loans secured by cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin.com reports.

The service allows Helio clients to borrow from 1000 Australian dollars ($ 720) on the security of cryptocurrency assets. At the moment, the company accepts Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple.

Helio client crypto assets are stored in a secure wallet, company representatives say. In case of default, the company may sell cryptocurrency to cover losses.

Helio has a credit license (ACL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). As stated by the company's founder, John O’Shy, Helio was the first licensed organization in Australia to launch this service. According to him, the country has a developed cryptocurrency market, however, suppliers who want to provide loans secured by digital assets are not enough.

In June, the Japanese corporation Abic Corporation began to issue loans secured with Bitcoin