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USDC Issuer Circle files preliminary documents with the SEC for a planned IPO in the United States.

USDC issuer Circle wants to become a US-listed company.

The stablecoin company said in a new announcement that it has submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its shares.

Circle notes that it has not specified the number of shares it plans to offer or the price range of those shares. The company says the IPO is expected to take place once the SEC completes its review process.

USDC, the second largest stablecoin by market capitalization, is targeting a 1:1 peg to the US dollar. The digital asset completed a new upgrade on Thursday aimed at reducing gas costs, improving support for account abstraction, and increasing transaction security on Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) blockchains.

Circle and Coinbase co-created USDC in 2018 and jointly managed the asset through Center Consortium until last year.

In August, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire announced that his company would bring all USDC operational and governance responsibilities in-house to streamline management of the stablecoin.

Coinbase announced at the time that it would acquire a stake in Circle. The leading crypto exchange in the United States became a public company in April 2021.

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Second Largest USDC Stablecoin Launches on Competitor Ethereum’s NEAR (NEAR) Protocol

The second-largest stablecoin by market capitalization, USD Coin (USDC), is now available natively on Ethereum (ETH) competitor NEAR Protocol (NEAR).

In addition to NEAR, USDC is also available natively on Algorand (ALGO), Arbitrum (ARB), Avalanche (AVAX), Base, Ethereum, Flow, Hedera (HBAR), Noble, Optimism (OP), Solana (SOL), Stellar . (XLM) and Tron (TRX).

Explains the USDC issuing circle:

“Developers can now leverage the speed and scalability of the NEAR blockchain to create fast, easy-to-use applications using USDC and coded in popular programming languages such as JavaScript and Rust.”

Coinbase and Circle, the leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, jointly created USDC in 2018 and co-managed the asset, which aims to maintain peg to the U.S. dollar, through the Center Consortium until last month.

In August, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said that Circle would bring all USDC governance and operations responsibilities in-house. The CEOs also noted that Coinbase planned to buy an equity stake in Circle.

NEAR is trading at $1.10 at the time of writing. The cryptoactive ranked 42nd in market capitalization rose more than 1.6% in the last 24 hours.

The NEAR protocol claims that it focuses on scalability and stability. The project aims to allow developers to create decentralized applications at low cost.

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Circle to Launch USDC Stablecoin on Arbitrum, Tradecurve Exchange to Implement AI

Prominent stablecoin issuer Circle announced that it would launch USDC natively over Arbitrum starting June 8, 2023, replacing the short version of the stablecoin. A competing project, Tradecurve, will allow users to create AI-powered trading bots with the ability to optimize the performance of their portfolios, leading to greater efficiency.


Circle to launch USDC Stablecoin in addition to Arbitrum

“USDC issued by Circle will be native to Arbitrum and will be considered the official version of USDC for the Arbitrum ecosystem. Over time, native USDC liquidity will grow and replace the currently circulating ‘Bridged USDC’ liquidity coming from Ethereum.” Circle announced in its statement.

Arbitrum will rename the Ethereum bridged version of USDC in block explorers and will now be known as USDC.e. The company also announced that there will be scope for ecosystem apps that will make the same change to their in-app user interfaces and other documentation.

Additionally, Circle noted several benefits of USDC’s native launch in Arbitrum, such as future Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) support, which will eliminate delays in bridge withdrawals. There will be an updatable smart contract for any future improvements of the company and the possibility of institutional entry and exit ramps, among other advantages.

Anyone can access AI trading bots to optimize their portfolio with Tradecurve

Circle isn’t the only company breaking new ground by launching USDC in addition to Arbitrum, and competing projects like Tradecurve are also rolling out new ideas and innovations that could change DeFi for traders and investors alike.

The Tradecurve ecosystem is powered by the TCRV utility token and gives users access to features such as automated trading and artificial intelligence. Users can access hundreds of artificial intelligence and algorithmic trading systems through which they can improve and optimize the performance of their portfolio.

Furthermore, traders can create their own communities and members can automatically copy their trades via a subscription model. The Tradecurve team will implement Proof of Reserves (PoR) to increase transparency.

There is also high leverage starting at 500:1, a VIP account service, a dedicated trading academy and negative balance protection. Users are not required to complete KYC, making it a truly borderless platform that can be accessed from anywhere.

TCRV is now in stage 3 of its pre-sale, where one token is worth $0.015. A total of 23,637,981 TCRV tokens have already been sold, and its next price increase will be 20% to $0.018 in stage 4. Analysts predict that the price of TCRV could increase 100 times at launch, especially as it will be listed in Tier -1 exchanges and on Uniswap DEXs.

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Digital bank FV Bank integrates USDC stablecoin for direct deposits

In addition to USDC support, FV Bank also plans to launch an escrow service in Q4 2022, targeting major currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Global digital bank FV Bank is the latest financial platform to allow deposits into the Circle-backed USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin.

FV Bank on Wednesday announced the launch of a new service that allows account holders to make direct USDC deposits to bank accounts in US dollars. The new feature allows customers to receive USDC into their accounts in a similar way to traditional deposits such as wire transfers or the automated clearing network.

Per the announcement, received USDC funds are instantly and automatically converted to United States Dollars (USD) at the time of deposit. This new solution allows FV Bank users to issue invoices to their international customers in USDC, enabling faster and cheaper transactions and conversions, the company said.

“We believe this feature will greatly improve the user experience and open up smoother trading,” FV Bank CEO Miles Paschini told Cointelegraph.

Paschini noted that USDC will be the first stablecoin accepted for USD deposit at the moment, but FV Bank may consider more stablecoins in the future.

“We chose USDC because of its license, reserve certifications, and real-time 1:1 liquidity,” noted the CEO.

In addition to integrating USDC, FV Bank also plans to launch its own escrow service in Q4 2022, which will allow customers to hold digital assets in a escrow account alongside their escrow account. According to Paschini, FV Bank custody will support major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and other currencies “based on our supported asset criteria.”

FV Bank is a cryptographic digital bank regulated by the Office of the Financial Institutions Commissioner of Puerto Rico. The company originally planned to launch cryptocurrency custody services in 2021, following the lead of major US banks such as Standard Chartered.

According to the CEO, the company’s cryptocurrency roadmap has not suffered any issues despite the ongoing crypto winter.

“Overall, the bear market has not affected our business as we continue to grow and expand our services responsibly,” said Paschini.

FV Bank is not the only financial institution to join the USDC recently. On Tuesday, cryptocurrency-compatible stock trading app Robinhood announced the USDC listing. The stablecoin will be available for transfer on the Polygon and Ethereum networks today.