USDC users can now redeem the stablecoin

In an exclusive interview with Forkast Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, Circle Chief money dealer Jeremy Fox-Geen aforementioned reserves backing the questionable USDC stablecoin are ring-fenced from any potential fallout from the contagion engulfing crypto markets. Being regulated by state cash transmission laws within the U.S. suggests that Circle net monetary limited company doesn’t have any right to the reserves backing USD Coin (USDC), chief financial officer Jeremy Fox-Geen told Forkast Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau in an exclusive interview.

USDC reserves are command in separate accounts

Reserves backing USDC are held in segregated accounts with financial institutions, Fox-Geen said. Customers retain their rights over the funds in these accounts once they pay in U.S. greenbacks for USDC to be minted by Circle and deposited in their wallets, Fox-Geen explained. 

His comments come back as Twitter user @CryptoInsider23 alleged that Circle’s USDC stablecoin project was on the brink of collapse. “They’re at major risk of defaulting on USDC reserves,” the user alleged.

The allegations come amid the Terra-UST meltdown that wiped off billions in capitalist wealth. The ensuing worth come by cryptocurrencies amid tangled lendings and investments LED to a wave of withdrawal freezes and bankruptcies in the trade as corporations disorganized  to debar a run on the bank.

Significant surge in USDC market cap

3 Arrows Capital filed for Chapter fifteen bankruptcy to shield U.S. assets from foreign creditors, whereas traveler Digital filed for Chapter eleven bankruptcy in the big apple thanks to 3AC defaulting on a loan price regarding US$680 million at current costs in USDC stablecoin and Bitcoin.

Meanwhile, since might 1, USDC’s capitalization had up by quite 12% to more than US$55 billion through late evening trade in Asia on July 8, consistent with CoinMarketCap data. In comparison, the capitalization of Tether (USDT), the world’s high stablecoin, has born quite 20% to US$66 billion within the same period.

Circle pays Signature Bank and Silvergate Bank an annual interest of regarding 5% on stablecoin reserves command by the monetary institutions, the Twitter user alleged. 

The user defendant the banks of reusing the reserves to mint additional USDC to unnaturally inflate the stablecoin’s market capitalization. The born-again USDC is then season by Signature and Silvergate to “high-risk” customers equivalent to Genesis, BlockFi, Celsius, Galaxy, Alameda and 3AC, @CryptoInsider23 alleged.

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