Binance, at this time the world’s third most significant cryptocurrency trade by bitcoin buying and selling volume, is incorporating support for the recently launched stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), this weekend.
Binance announced Thursday that it will open buying and selling pairs for the regulated, U.S. greenback-pegged token towards its possess token Binance coin (BNB) and bitcoin (BTC) on Nov. 17, incorporating that it has now started accepting deposits for USDC in preparing for the start out of buying and selling.
Crypto finance firm Circle, which was included in the token’s development, also verified the information with CoinDesk on Thursday.
USDC was launched in September by CENTRE consortium as a way to tokenize U.S. dollars and effortlessly transfer price on community blockchains.
The support for USDC comes soon after Wei Zhou, Binance’s CFO, explained to CoinDesk in Oct that the firm is on the lookout to list a lot more stablecoins. The information implies Binance will support 4 stablecoins, with tether (USDT), Paxos Standard (PAX) and TrueUSD (TUSD) now on the publications.
Last month, U.S.-primarily based crypto trade Coinbase also announced it was incorporating USDC as its first stablecoin giving. Coinbase is one particular of the founding users of the CENTRE consortium, together with Circle.
Other exchanges which include South Korea-primarily based Korbit and Japan’s Liquid have also recently designed USDC offered for buying and selling on their platforms, in accordance to a website post by Circle on Tuesday.
More than 50 exchanges, protocols, platforms, applications and wallets now support the token, Circle explained, incorporating that its circulating offer is at this time at over 148 million.
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