USD Coin (USDC)

USD Coin (USDC)

USD Coin is a stablecoin developed by the CENTRE consortium and released as a consequence of the collaboration of Circle and Coinbase.

USDC was released on Ethereum as an ERC20 token and takes the second spot in the biggest stablecoins list with a market cap of over 10B USD.

USDC is fully supplied by USD and functions within US money transfer law. The token issuers — Circle and Coinbase are registered and licensed as MSBs. They’re regulated by an agency that specializes in battling financial crimes in USA FinCen, which means their ledgers are always available and must be audited regularly by a third party authority.

Where and how you can get USDC ERC20

  • The popular exchange Binance (crypto or you can buy USDT for fiat and exchange it for USDC on the spot)
  • On the decentralized exchange Uniswap
  • On the website of the Circle issuer (KYC required)

USDC to Minter

USDC on Minter is a wrapped USDC of the ERC20 format that has more advantages thanks to the nature of Minter.

On the Minter blockchain the USD Coin stablecoin has the ticker USDCE and is fully supplied by ERC20 USDC.

USDCE tokens on Minter

USDCE hot wallet — Mx68f4839d7f32831b9234f9575f3b95e1afe21a56 USDCE cold wallet — Mx7072558b2b91e62dbed78e9a3453e5c9e01fec5e

USDC tokens on Ethereum (supplying USDCE on Minter) USDC hot wallet — 0xC735478EF7562ecc37662FC7c5e521eb835F9Dab USDC cold wallet — 0x58BD8047F441B9D511aEE9c581aEb1caB4FE0b6

To minimize fee expenses, on Minter wrapped tokens are released in packets (they won’t exactly be 1:1 accurate with the supplying coins on Ethereum). But only the 100% supplied amount will be allowed to roam on Minter, the rest will be on the hot wallet and the cold wallet, which are controlled with multisigs.

It doesn’t affect security and reliability, since minting and burning wrapped tokens on Ethereum is also managed by multisigs and they can be minted or burned at any moment upon reaching a required amount of votes. In this case Minter has an advantage over Ethereum as it doesn’t spend any money at all on fees.

Example

The first packet of USDCE on Minter consists of 10 000 000 000 USDCE.

At the moment or writing the cold wallet has 9 999 000 000 USDCE.

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Meanwhile the hot wallet has 920 581.35 USDCE

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That means the amount of USDCE roaming on Minter is:

10 000 000 000 - 9 999 000 000 - 920 581.35 = 79 418.65 USDCE (rounded down to 2 characters after the period)

Meanwhile the hot wallet balance which contains the USDC that supply the USDCE on Minter contains 25 000.65 USDС (rounded down to 2 characters after the period), and the cold wallet has 54 418 USDС. Which makes a total of 79 418.65 USDC.

Hot wallet
Hot wallet
Cold wallet
Cold wallet

Liquidity pools with USDCE

You can view existing liquidity pools in a pair with USDCE on a Minter Explorer page or at Chainik.

By clicking on a pair you can see all the basic liquidity information, token price correlation, daily trade volume, daily fee amount received by liquidity providers and the current APY — yearly profitability.

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And on the page of the pair at Chainik you can also track the price change graph.

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USDC cross-chain transfer

You can learn about transferring USDCE and other tokens from Ethereum to Minter and back at our page about cross-chain transfers.

Advantages of USDC on Minter

The advantages of having a wrapped USDC, like other tokens on Minter, lie in the blockchain’s possibilities — first off, the transaction speed (less than 5 seconds) and the low fees ($0.01 for a transfer and $0.03 + 0.2% for a conversion). You can learn about other advantages Minter has at a corresponding page on our database.

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