Circle’s Stablecoin (USDC) Has Grown 85% in the Past Week


In the wake of the bizarre trading activity surrounding most major stablecoins, Goldman Sachs-backed circle has released a report indicating that their USD//Coin (USDC) has seen significant increases in daily trading volumes, a surge in its market cap and widespread adoption across the crypto industry.

According to the report, the market capitalization of USDC has recently surpassed $25 million, jumping 85% in the last week alone. The stablecoin’s¬†trading volume has grown¬†2,000% week over week, with a significant portion of the activity coming in the last 24 hours.

[Read: Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle Launches Dollar-Pegged USD Coin]

This latest trading volume was likely driven by the flight of capital from Tether (USDT) to more transparent trading options, which ultimately caused the price to detach from its 1:1 peg to the dollar, going as high as $1.11. It has since returned to its asset-backed price, now trading at $1.03.


There are now more than 40 different cryptocurrency companies supporting USDC, with 10 new companies announcing support since USDC launched on September 26, including Coinbase, BitPay, KuCoin and Ledger.

USDC was built using the ERC-20 standard and operates within the regulated framework of U.S. money transmission laws, and is “reinforced by established banking partners and auditors,” according to Circle.

More: USDC volume swells as market seeks more transparent and compliant USD token

Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.

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