Experience the power of USDC on Arbitrum
Arbitrum is a layer 2 (L2) scaling solution for Ethereum that went live on mainnet in August 2021. Arbitrum uses Optimistic Rollups to increase the number of transactions that can be processed in parallel and reduce costs, while benefiting from the shared security of the layer 1 (L1) Ethereum blockchain.1 Arbitrum has a growing ecosystem of over 200 dApps and 8,000,000+ unique addresses.2
Accessing USDC on Arbitrum
Businesses can access USDC on Arbitrum from a free Circle Mint account, digital asset exchanges, and apps on Arbitrum. Regardless of your choice, it’s easy to get started.
Open a Circle Account
Submit your business information via our sign up form and we’ll get the approval process started.
Create a deposit
Once approved, you can deposit funds into your Circle Account via wire transfer. All funds will settle seamlessly in USDC.
Choose USDC on Arbitrum
Easily withdraw USDC on Arbitrum and send it on-chain in seconds. Swap USDC natively from Ethereum to Arbitrum and back – without incurring costs or delays from third-party bridges. And you can always redeem USDC on Arbitrum 1:1 for US dollars.
Yes, USDC is native to the Arbitrum blockchain and can be found at this contract address.
Bridged versions of USDC, such as USDC.e, are not supported by the Circle Account and Circle APIs. Depositing unsupported assets into the Circle Account may result in the permanent loss of funds.
To learn more about native USDC vs. bridged USDC, please see our blog.
Yes. Always. For every $1 of USDC in circulation, Circle holds $1 of USD in reserve. Read more about the USDC reserve.
Swap USDC across chains
1. Optimistic Rollups, Arbitrum Documentation Center, https://developer.arbitrum.io/inside-arbitrum-nitro/#optimistic-rollup (Last accessed June 7, 2023)
2. Arbitrum Unique Addresses Chart, Arbiscan, https://arbiscan.io/chart/address, (Last accessed June 7, 2023)