- Crypto firm Circle is finalizing its expansion strategy for Asia.
- As part of the expansion, Circle chose Singapore as the location for its regional headquarters.
- Circle Ventures’s initial investment will be in Japanese yen stablecoin.
The global financial technology company, Circle is planning an Asian expansion strategy that includes establishing a regional headquarters in Singapore.
Circle also plans to invest in Japan’s yen stablecoin through a new venture capital firm called Circle Ventures.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire revealed that Circle sees significant opportunities in Asian markets, where he anticipates widespread adoption of stablecoins in borrowing and lending markets.
The USD coin issuer is also launching its latest interest-earning product called Circle Yield. CEO Jeremy Allaire stated the following about Circle Yield,
“While a lot of people want to focus on people hedging by buying Bitcoin directly, we think for stewards of capital within corporations and corporate treasurers and so on, that an allocation into stablecoin yield is actually going to be really, really attractive.”
Circle already began the application process necessary to obtain Singapore licenses and registrations, the company announced on its blog recently.