USDC, the second most popular stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, is late in releasing its attestations, which are documents that certify the number of dollars the custodian Centre holds in banks. The last attestation available for the currency dates back to February when the currency had a market cap of nine billion dollars. This fact and the sudden growth the cryptocurrency experienced in the last few months is raising alarms about the delay of these documents.
Centre’s USDC Runs Late in Its Attestation Reports
USDC, one of the biggest stablecoins in the crypto market today, is late producing its attestation documents, according to data taken from its own transparency website. The attestations, that are scheduled to be produced monthly have stopped, with the last one dealing with February’s funds released last April 27, a considerable delay from its normal issuance date.
There has not been a public disclosure of why the tardiness is happening from any of the people who have knowledge of how USDC operates internally. USDC’s attestations are produced by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the leading independent audit, tax, and advisory firms, that has the manpower to manage USDC’s complexity as a business.
To make things worse, the crypto asset has experienced explosive growth since February. Its market cap has gone from 9 billion USDC on February 28 to 20 Billion USDC at the time of writing, more than doubling its issuance in just a few months according to numbers taken from Coingecko.
USDC is one of the most trusted stablecoins in the market, being issued by Centre, a joint effort by Coinbase and Circle, two big names of the exchange business in the US. This pedigree has given it the aura of being the safe stablecoin of the market. Circle’s chief executive Jeremy Allaire has tweeted about the growth of USDC on various occasions. Circle’s blog also discussed the stablecoin’s market cap on May 11, when it crossed $15…