Circle announced that it will be offering investors the opportunity to deposit USDC and earn as much as 7% annually through high-yield accounts with locked-in terms ranging from one month to a year. The interest is paid out in USDC, generated by Circle lending the digital dollars to a network of institutional investors that are willing to pay an interest rate for access to additional capital. The service will launch imminently in the U.S. and Switzerland. The Gemini exchange offers a similar scheme called “Gemini Earn” based on Gemini Dollars (GUSD) that promises returns of up to 7.4% annually.
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