Circle, the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) based in the United States, has put a focus on the flourishing Asian cryptocurrency market.
Circle chose Singapore as the location for its regional center in order to enhance its existence in the region. According to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire’s question and answer session with Bloomberg, the corporation is also establishing an institutional capacity called Circle Ventures. The first asset by the enterprise handle will be in a Japanese yen stablecoin.
Circle is presently on a recruitment binge in order to make USDC “one of the first global crypto assets to be licenced in Singapore.” The company is collaborating with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to encourage the implementation of USDC by the country’s major corporations.
Allaire was one of the first execs in the cryptocurrency market to publicly support the Biden administration’s recent attempt to restrict stablecoin financial institutions as banks.
“We kind of agree with that underlying principle for something that could underpin a really broad range of payouts and market activity,” he said.
Allaire noted that the company sees significant opportunities in Asian markets, where he anticipates widespread implementation of crypto assets in lending and borrowing markets. He went on to say that the inflationary environment and the pursuit of yield would be the primary drivers of the industry’s shift to stablecoins. In response to Circle Yield, the company’s most recent interest-yielding providing, he stated:
While many people want to focus on people hedging by buying Bitcoin directly, we believe that an allotment into stablecoin yield will be extremely appealing for custodians of capital within corporations, company treasurers, and so on.
In a completely separate question and answer session, he stated that the current stages would transform the prevailing money transmission-focused rules and regs “to a much more fundamental infrastructure at the heart of what possibly the future of banking and capital markets look like.”