Institutional Crypto Adoption Grows, But Will Big Banks Make a Splash in 2019?

A top executive in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) crypto division predicts that more institutional players will announce cryptocurrency projects this year. Henri Arslanian is fintech and crypto lead for PwC China and Hong Kong. He’s also the chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and a teacher of the first fintech university course in Asia.

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Circle’s OTC Crypto Trading Desk Saw $24 Billion in Volume in 2018

Crypto heavyweight Circle stated in a blog post that their OTC (Over-the-counter) business has facilitated over $24 Billion worth of trades. This is a huge number given that OTC trading volumes are not reported publicly and there have been growing discussions about institutional investor activity over crypto OTC desks. Circle Trade has become a core liquidity

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Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire

The bitcoin price will rocket over the next three years, and cryptocurrency valuations will spike accordingly, says Jeremy Allaire, the co-founder and CEO of Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company backed by Goldman Sachs. While Allaire was reticent to set a specific bitcoin price target, he predicts that its value will unquestionably be a lot higher in

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Top Stablecoin ‘Basis’ May Shut Down Due to Regulation: What Went Wrong?

On December 13, Frank Chapparo at The Block reported that Basis, a crypto stablecoin project that raised around $133 million in April, is terminating its operations and is in the process of returning the capital it raised to its investors. The project was funded by some of the largest venture capital firms in the technology space

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Crypto Trading App Circle Invest Lists BCH Offshoot Bitcoin SV

Circle’s Invest app now providers users the ability to buy Bitcoin SV (BSV), according to a tweet from the company this morning. CCN verified that BSV is available in the application as of its latest version. The application has over 50,000 installations on the Google Play store, making it significantly less popular than Coinbase, which

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Independent Firm Verifies Crypto Giant Circle’s USDC Reserves

Circle has announced that it has contracted an independent accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP, to verify through attestation reports the dollar reserves thaCirclece maintains to back the USDC token. Circle joins Paxos Standard in doing this on a monthly basis. According to the findings of Grant Thornton, Circle actually has about $4,000 more than it has

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Stablecoin Wars: Poloniex Eliminates USDC Trading Fees in Bid to Boost Volume

In case you missed it, Poloniex, one of the major altcoin exchanges, was acquired by Circle in February. Previously, Circle was focused primarily on the major coins versus fiat pairings, but since its acquisition of Poloniex it has had the opportunity to dive into more tokens, and in September it launched its own stablecoin to

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More Crypto Exchanges Now Support Circle’s Stablecoin USD Coin

USD Coin has been in the spotlight of late and the reasons should not be far-fetched for anyone who has been following proceedings in the crypto ecosystem of late. In less than a month, the company rose in value and notched the 58th position of top cryptocurrencies, according to data on CoinMarketCap. More overwhelming is

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Breaking: Crypto Giants Coinbase and Circle Launch Digital Dollar ‘USDC’

Cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase has provided a major stamp of approval to one of several recently launched USD-pegged cryptocurrency “stablecoins” seeking to supplant tether (USDT) as the leader in this burgeoning market niche. The San Francisco-based Coinbase on Tuesday announced that beginning today, customers can buy, sell, send, and receive USD Coin, the

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Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Launches Stablecoin Settlement [Tether’s Not Invited]

bitpayBitcoin payment processor BitPay has announced that merchants may now accept settlement in USD-pegged cryptocurrency “stablecoins” Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and USD Coin (USDC), providing them with the ability to denominate their operations in cryptocurrency while remaining immune from market volatility. The Atlanta-based BitPay made the announcement on Monday, explaining that it will allow merchants in

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