US-based Circle, the issuer of the second-most popular stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), said it will go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “CRCL”.
The company said it will go public through a combination with Concord Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Circle did not specify when it might happen.
"The transaction values Circle at an enterprise value of USD 4.5bn, and through the combination of Circle’s recently completed financing, the SPAC and associated PIPE financing, Circle will have raised more than USD 1.1bn in capital," Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle, said in a blog post today.
Per the company, USDC, ranked 8th by market capitalization, has grown over 3,400% since early 2021, now sitting at more than USDC 25bn in circulation, and "powering over USD 785bn in on-chain transactions." Learn more: - Visa Makes Stablecoin Push With Circle’s USDC - Risks of Centralized Stablecoins Materialize as 100k USDC Frozen
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