USDC is designed to be a stablecoin that will reduce price volatility in crypto markets, and will serve as a solution component that can be incorporated into other decentralized apps and services.
- Founded 2018
- United States
- USD Stablecoin
About USD COIN
USD Coin is a stablecoin created by Coinbase and Circle. It's backed by USD (1 USDC=$1 USD), and is designed to be a stable digital currency that will fit within the trust and regulatory frameworks of the financial system, while still benefiting from the transparency and advantages of crypto powered networks. USDC is issued using the CENTRE open source framework and membership scheme, and it is available as a framework that multiple companies can leverage. Eventually other financial institutions will be able to become USDC issuers (and issuers of other fiat stablecoins - e.g. EURC, JPYC, GBPC), and customers will be able to tokenize USD and redeem USDC tokens in an open and interoperable ecosystem of financial institutions. A membership governance model for issuers will ensure that they meet technical, operational, regulatory, compliance and audit requirements.