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Circle Launches USDC On Polkadot, Extends Parachain Compatibility

Circle, the issuer behind USD Coin (USDC), has officially introduced Polkadot USDC, the latest version of its U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin, to the Polkadot network. This addition to Polkadot's ecosystem offers developers and users a dollar-backed stablecoin redeemable on a 1:1 ratio for U.S. dollars, reinforcing Circle’s ambitions to grow its interoperability initiatives. These parachains work in tandem to facilitate faster transactions, leveraging Polkadot’s robust security and decentralization. However, Circle has outlined several limitations and specifications for its new integration. Only Polkadot USDC issued on the Polkadot Asset Hub will be supported by Circle's offerings.

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