- Circle’s team has stated it is committed to providing weekly reserve reports for USDCoin (USDC).
- Tether also issued its latest assurance report on USDT’s reserves earlier this week.
- Both Circle and Tether’s commitment to transparency comes in the wake of increased anxiety and scrutiny of stablecoins as a result of UST’s massive crash of over 90%
USDC Saw a Net Increase of 2.3 Billion in the Last Week
Mr. Allaire made the announcement via Twitter and also stated that in the last week, USDC saw 8.6 billion issued and 6.3 billion USDC redeemed, with a net weekly increase in circulation of 2.3 billion USDC.
2/ Over the past week, we saw 8.6 billion USDC issued, and 6.3 billion USDC redeemed, with a net weekly increase in circulation of 2.3 billion USDC.
— Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) May 20, 2022
USDC Has Seamless Integration With the Existing Global Banking System
He also added that USDC is an excellent product since it was built in a manner that would be easy to create and redeem its tokens. Furthermore, the stablecoin has seamless integration with the existing global banking system, thus allowing its customers to use it as ‘a very efficient pipe between legacy electronic dollars and digital currency dollars.’
Mr. Allaire further elaborated on this fact through the following statement:
We typically see billions of USDC issued AND redeemed each week. It’s not a “roach motel”, where you can get in but it’s hard to get out.
And that’s the case for everyone, whether you are an individual user on Coinbase, Binance or FTX, or a major corporation or institution.
Tether Also Publishes its Latest USDT Reserve Assurance Report
Circle committing to weekly reserve reports for USDC comes in the backdrop of the recent UST depegging that caught the attention of not only retail and institutional traders but also the U.S. Treasury Department and regulators around the globe.
Furthermore, the team at Tether has been under constant pressure from retail traders to issue a new audit report on its USDT reserve holdings. For example, earlier this week, the CEO of CryptoQuant, Ki Young Ju, had pointed out to the CTO of Tether, Paolo Ardoino, that regulators wanted ‘the numbers [on USDT reserves] to move this industry forward.’
On May 19th and two days after Mr. Young Ju’s inquiry, Tether released its latest USDT assurance report, which showed a significant reduction in its commercial paper holdings in favor of U.S. Treasury Bills.
To note is that Tether’s assurance report on its holdings was issued through an independent accountant based in the Cayman Islands, and it stated the following:
Our findings as of 31 March 2022, at 11:59 PM UTC are:
The Group’s consolidated total assets amount to at least USD 82,424,821,101 and the asset breakdown set out in the CRR is materially accurate.
The Group’s consolidated total liabilities amount to USD 82,262,430,079of which USD 82,188,190,813 relates to digital tokens issued.
The Group’s consolidated assets exceed its consolidated liabilities.
The Group’s consolidated reserves held for its digital assets issued exceeds the amount required to redeem the digital asset tokens issued.
Ray Schuetz received a Masters Degree in computer science from The University of Texas (Austin). Ray has been working as a full-time blockchain consultant for the past 3 years. In his spare time, Ray enjoys writing for EthereumCryptocurrency.com and other crypto news publications.