Everything you need to know about $USDC

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Contract Address: EPjFWdd5AufqSSqeM2qN1xzybapC8G4wEGGkZwyTDt1v

Ticker: $USDC

Blockchain Network: Solana

Apr 9, 2024

What is $USDC?

USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar on a 1:1 basis, ensuring that each USDC token in circulation is backed by an equivalent amount of U.S. dollars held in reserve. This stability allows USDC to be used for transactions, payments, and as a store of value without the typical volatility associated with other cryptocurrencies. USDC aims to provide a reliable digital currency that maintains a consistent value, facilitating a wide range of financial activities.

Launched in 2018 as a joint venture between Circle, a fintech company, and Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, USDC is managed by the Centre consortium. Centre oversees maintaining the peg to the U.S. dollar and ensures the transparency and security of the USDC ecosystem. The stablecoin's reserves consist of a mix of cash and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds, with regular audits by third-party firms to guarantee transparency and regulatory compliance.

USDC's multi-chain compatibility is one of its key features, initially launched on the Ethereum blockchain and now available on platforms like Algorand, Solana, and Stellar. This adaptability allows USDC to be used in various decentralized applications and financial services. As of June 2024, USDC boasts a market capitalization of over $32 billion, widely adopted for trading, lending, and other financial activities across numerous cryptocurrency exchanges and decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. This widespread adoption and robust reserve management make USDC a stable and secure digital currency option for users.

View $USDC's price below. This chart visualizes the current price of $USDC to the US dollar.

Here's a step by step guide on how you can buy $USDC.

Option 1: Download Tori Wallet.

Tori is the simplest self custodial mobile wallet that allows you to access crypto opportunities. Instead of buying crypto on a centralized crypto exchange (like Kraken, Coinbase, or Crypto.com), setting up a self custody wallet (like Phantom, Metamask, or Coinbase Wallet), and the 5+ other steps with accessing the world of crypto, Tori simplifies the entire experience into one simple app.

Step 1: Setup Your Account

With Tori, you'll have to do the following:

  1. Create your account with passkeys.

  2. Upload your ID to authenticate your account.

  3. Connect your bank account.

Tori Wallet is currently available on IOS and Google Play Store, but only limited to U.S residents at the moment.

Step 2: Deposit money into your trading wallet.

Once you've connected your bank account, you're able to deposit up to $50,000 USD with no fees.

It takes approximately 1-3 days for your money to settle. From there you can start accessing the world of crypto!

Step 3: Select $USDC to trade.

Once you have money in your trade balance, you can click trade.

Select $USDC

*Token prices in the screenshots below are outdated*

Step 4: Buy $USDC.

Once you select $USDC, you can now swipe to confirm your purchase.

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Step 5 (Optional): Sell $USDC whenever you want.

Whenever you're ready to sell, you can sell $USDC and get USDC, which you can withdraw right into your bank account.

*Token prices in the screenshots below are outdated*

Option 2: Use a centralized exchange, self-custody wallet, and DEX's.

To buy $USDC as a crypto beginner, you can follow these steps:

1. Get a Crypto Wallet: You'll need a digital wallet to store your $USDC tokens. Popular options include Phantom, Solflare Wallet, or Coinbase Wallet. Download and set up your chosen wallet.

2. Purchase Solana (SOL): $USDC is a token on the Solana blockchain. You'll need to buy some SOL to cover transaction fees and to swap for $USDC. Use a reputable exchange like Coinbase, Binance, or Kraken to purchase SOL with your local currency.

3. Transfer SOL to Your Wallet: Withdraw your SOL from the exchange to your wallet. Make sure to double-check the wallet address before confirming the transfer.

4. Choose a Decentralized Exchange (DEX): You can use a DEX like Raydium, Orca, or Serum to swap your SOL for $USDC. These platforms are like marketplaces where you can trade cryptocurrencies directly with other users.

5. Connect Your Wallet to the DEX: Follow the DEX's instructions to connect your wallet. This usually involves clicking a "Connect Wallet" button and selecting your wallet type.

6. Swap SOL for $USDC: Once your wallet is connected, you can swap your SOL for $USDC. Enter the amount of SOL you want to trade, and the DEX will calculate how much $USDC you'll receive. Review the details and confirm the transaction.

7. Wait for the Transaction to Complete: The swap might take a few seconds to a few minutes to complete. Once it's done, you should see the $USDC tokens in your wallet.

Remember to be cautious when dealing with cryptocurrencies. Always double-check addresses, transaction details, and use secure, reputable platforms.

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