USDC bounces again towards $1 peg after Fed announcement


Circle’s stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) is climbing again to its $1 peg following affirmation from CEO Jeremy Allaire that its reserves are protected and the agency has new banking companions lined up at “banking open tomorrow morning.”

Based on CoinGecko data, USDC is up 3.3% over the previous 24 hours to sit down at $0.99 on the time of writing.

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The worth dropped to as little as $0.87 over the weekend amid concerns about $3.3 billion worth of USDC reserves being held at Silicon Valley Financial institution (SVB), which was shut down by the California Division of Monetary Safety and Innovation on Mar. 10.

Circle additionally has an undisclosed quantity of reserves caught on the recently bankrupted Silvergate.

In a March 12 Twitter thread, Allaire praised the U.S. authorities and Federal Reserve for its $25 billion funding program to assist liquidity-troubled banks akin to SVB:

“100% of USDC reserves are additionally protected and safe, and we are going to full our switch for remaining SVB money to BNY Mellon. As beforehand shared, liquidity operations for USDC will resume at banking open tomorrow morning.”

Allaire added that following the implosion of crypto-friendly Signature Bank on Mar. 12, Circle is now not capable of course of USDC minting and redemption by way of SigNet, and that the agency shall be quickly “counting on settlements by way of BNY Mellon.”