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USDC Enjoys Robust Reserve & Redeemed on 1:1 basis with USD, Says Circle CEO

Godfrey Benjamin   Jul 05, 2022 08:35 2 Min Read


   

Jeremy Allaire, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of USDC stablecoin issuer Circle took to Twitter recently to share updates about the firm and how it is in a better position financially despite the ongoing crypto market meltdown.

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Allaire's tweets were borne out of the need to clarify assumptions that the stablecoin is experiencing an economic turmoil, one that models what is currently being seen in the broader digital currency ecosystem. In response, Allaire said the USDC stablecoin has a very robust reserve and can easily be redeemed on a 1:1 basis with the United States Dollar.

The CEO noted that Circle has always preached transparency and accountability and that it not only has a verifiable reserve base, but he also released details about the company's last audit which proved its assets held in reserves. The company said it has filed the audit reports for the years 2021 and 2020 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as it looks to build global trust further ahead of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

"It's understandable why some users would be paranoid given the history of hucksters in crypto. We have always tried to hold ourselves to the highest standards afford to us. That's enabled us to work with regulators, top-tier assurance firms, and leading FIs," Allaire said in the Twitter thread, adding that "Circle is in the strongest position it has ever been in financially, and we will continue to increase our transparency. FWIW, we are also encouraged by emerging regulatory frameworks for stablecoin issuers, which should help further increase confidence in issuers like Circle."

The collapse of UST stablecoin broke investors' trust in the crypto ecosystem even though the model upon which UST was built and USDC completely differs. While Allaire's reassurances can act as a mild palliative, continuous operational excellence will be required to maintain trust in USDC continually.

At the time of writing, the USDC stablecoin is maintaining its pegged price of $1 atop a $55,822,273,913.87 market capitalization per data from CoinMarketCap.

 


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