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Coinbase and Circle Step Up Their Stablecoin Game   

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:39
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Alex Dovbnya
CENTRE is working on technical standards that are necessary for different blockchains and ecosystems to be interoperable
Coinbase and Circle Step Up Their Stablecoin Game   
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The CENTRE consortium is now available for other businesses, its press release states. Newly joined companies will take part in the development of its technical standards together with crypto unicorns Coinbase and Circle, thus making the USDC stablecoin less centralized.  


Strong stablecoin support

As reported by U.Today, Coinbase formed the CENTRE consortium together with Circle back in October in order to streamline the adoption of their jointly launched stablecoin, USDC. Now, the two startups are bolstering this effort by letting other institutions issue and redeem the aforementioned dollar-pegged coin.

The launch of this joined venture coincided with Coinbase listing USDC, the first ever stablecoin that made it to the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange.

USD Coin, which currently occupies 30th place on CoinMarketCap, is expected to greatly benefit from this initiative. The press release states that more than $795M of USDC has been issued since the stablecoin’s creation.

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It’s not easy to join

Institutions that want to become members of that consortium have to meet a set of technical, operational, and regulatory requirements. Only licensed companies that are allowed to provide financial services in their jurisdiction are allowed to join.

Businesses who pass the test will be able to profit off their membership by developing financial platforms that are powered by the consortium’s stablecoins.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at