Manage your USDC
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How it works
How to buy USD Coin (Ethereum) with card
- Pick USDC as the currency you want to buy.
- Choose a fiat currency to buy USDC with.
- Enter your card details and the recipient's address if you are sending to a third-party wallet.
- Receive your USDC in approximately 5 mins!
How to exchange USD Coin (Ethereum)
- Pick USDC as the currency you want to exchange.
- Choose the crypto asset you’d like to get for your USDC.
- Enter the recipient's address if you are exchanging to a third-party wallet.
- Receive your exchanged assets in approximately 5 mins!
What is USD Coin (Ethereum) (USDC)
USD Coin (USDC) is a digital stablecoin that is pegged to the United States Dollar, providing users with a stable, secure, and transparent digital currency. Developed by Centre, a consortium created by Circle and Coinbase, USDC aims to create a more efficient and accessible global financial system.
USDT vs USDC: The Similarities and Differences
Both USDT (Tether) and USDC (USD Coin) are stablecoins pegged to the US dollar, offering similar levels of liquidity and value stability. However, there are key differences between the two, which make USDC a more transparent and secure option for traders and investors. Unlike Tether, which has faced criticism for its lack of transparency and reluctance to undergo independent audits, USDC is regularly audited and publishes its reserve information publicly. This ensures that the stablecoin remains transparent and trustworthy.
While USDT has been around for longer and has established partnerships with numerous exchanges and merchants, USDC is gaining traction and is now supported by major players in the crypto industry. This indicates a growing acceptance and adoption of USDC as a reliable stablecoin. Furthermore, the reliability of Tether's dollar reserves has been questioned by some analysts, leading to concerns about a potential liquidity crisis. In contrast, USDC's transparency about its reserves makes it a more stable and secure option for traders and investors.