Circle Announces Support for Polygon USDC
Boston, June 7, 2022 — Circle Internet Financial, LLC, a global financial technology firm that provides internet-based payments and financial infrastructure to businesses of all sizes, and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), today announced support for Polygon USDC on Circle’s payments and treasury platform.
Developers building on Circle APIs will be able to more easily automate flows from fiat into Polygon USDC, a key feature for many emerging DeFi, payments, and NFT application use cases. Support within the Circle Account gives businesses, exchanges and institutional traders faster and easier access to Polygon USDC, including the ability to swap it for native USDC across eight other blockchain networks.
Polygon USDC is the first ‘bridged’ version of USDC to gain support on Circle’s platform. The Circle Account will abstract away the costly and time-consuming process of bridging USDC from Ethereum to Polygon manually via the Polygon Bridge, enabling businesses to convert fiat currency to Polygon USDC in seconds, and easily convert back to fiat currency.
Now, businesses and developers can use Circle’s payments and treasury platform to easily accept payments in Polygon USDC, make programmatic global payouts, and manage accounts infrastructure for their customers. Institutional traders can automate access to Polygon USDC with a Circle Account for use in crypto capital markets.
“Polygon is an attractive entry point for businesses and developers to build in an established and liquid ecosystem with faster settlement times and reduced costs,” said Jeremy Allaire, CEO and Co-founder of Circle. “Supporting Polygon USDC in the Circle Account and Circle APIs is another step toward making USDC interoperable across more leading blockchains, helping foster greater adoption for dollar digital currency on the internet.”
Polygon is a leading layer-2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain, which has the largest developer ecosystem and deepest liquidity across Web3. With the Polygon Bridge, users can access digital assets on Ethereum and take advantage of faster and more affordable transactions on Polygon’s efficient network. Recently, Polygon pledged $20 million toward a series of community initiatives to combat climate change, with the goal to achieve carbon-negative status in 2022.
“We are excited to see one of the fastest growing dollar digital currencies in the space become available on Polygon,” said Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon. “Polygon USDC will enable businesses and exchanges in our ecosystem to expand the DeFi community further, providing their growing user base a seamless and cost-effective experience.”
In addition to supporting bridged USDC on Polygon, Circle issues USDC natively on Algorand, Avalanche, Ethereum, Flow, Hedera, Solana, Stellar and TRON. With more than $54 billion in circulation2 as of June 1, 2022, USDC is one of the largest dollar digital currencies. Seamless interoperability within the growing multi-chain ecosystem aims to establish USDC as a standard means of value transfer across the internet.
Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), one of the fastest growing dollar digital currencies powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments.
Today, Circle’s transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of financial value. Additionally, Circle operates SeedInvest, a leading startup fundraising platform in the U.S.
Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 19,000+ decentralized applications hosted, 1.6B+ total transactions processed, 142M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.
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