Polkadot Ecosystem Expands as Circle Introduces Native USDC Stablecoin

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19 Sep 2023 10:00 PM

Stablecoin issuer Circle has announced the official launch of USDC, the second largest stablecoin by market cap, in the Polkadot Asset Hub parachain....

  • Stablecoin issuer Circle has officially launched USDC, the second largest stablecoin by market cap, in the Polkadot Asset Hub parachain.
  • Developers, exchanges, digital wallets, and institutional traders can access USDC via the Circle Account and Circle APIs for low-cost payments.
  • The Asset Hub parachain enables seamless issuing, managing, and transferring of digital assets across the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Users of the Polkadot network can transfer USDC seamlessly to parachains via the XCM protocol.
  • Polkadot-based parachains like Centrifuge, Moonbeam, and HydraDX will now offer USDC as the flagship stablecoin, providing an option to save in digital dollars without a traditional bank account.
  • Users must transfer USDC from their Circle Account to an external Polkadot Asset Hub wallet before accessing XCM.
  • Circle previously collaborated with Solana Pay and Shopify, integrating USDC into the e-wallet and allowing payments in USDC on Shopify.
  • The integration simplifies pricing and enables instant settlement, unlike credit card payments.
  • Polkadot joins Ethereum, Solana, Arbitrum, Optimism, Tron, Polygon, and PoS in supporting USDC.
  • Circle's USDC has the potential to become the most used dollar-pegged asset and contribute to decentralized finance (DeFi).

The article provides positive news about the official launch of USDC in the Polkadot Asset Hub parachain, highlighting the benefits for developers, traders, and users in terms of low-cost payments and seamless asset management.

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