Experience the power of USDC on Base

Base is a secure, low-cost, builder-friendly Ethereum L2 built to bring the next billion users on-chain. Built on the OP Stack, Base enables developers to confidently deploy any EVM codebase and on-ramp users and assets from Ethereum L1, Coinbase, and other interoperable chains.1

USDC on Base Activity

Accessing USDC on Base

Businesses can access USDC on Base from a free Circle Mint account, digital asset exchanges, and apps on Base. Regardless of your choice, it’s easy to get started.

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Open a Circle Mint account

Signing up is simple. Provide your business information, and we’ll get the approval process started.

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Create a deposit

Once approved, you can deposit funds into your Circle Mint account via wire transfer. All funds will settle seamlessly in USDC.

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Choose USDC on Base

Easily withdraw USDC on Base and send it on-chain in seconds. Swap USDC natively from Ethereum to Base and back – without incurring costs or delays from third-party bridges. And you can always redeem USDC on Base 1:1 for US dollars.

Top USDC on Base apps

Here are some examples of apps using USDC on Base:

FAQ

Yes, USDC on Base is native to the Base blockchain and can be found at this contract address. Bridged versions of USDC, such as USDbC, are not issued by Circle and are not supported by Circle Mint or Circle APIs.

 

Please do not attempt to send bridged USDbC on Base to your Circle Mint account, as it may not be recoverable and could result in a 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.

Yes, USDC on Base can be quickly and easily swapped to USDC on any other supported blockchain with Circle Mint and Circle APIs.

 

Please do not attempt to send bridged USDbC on Base to your Circle Mint account, as it may not be recoverable and could result in a loss of funds.

 

To learn more about USDC vs. bridged USDbC, please see our blog.

Swap USDC across chains

Programmatically move USDC from one chain to another. Circle APIs make it easy for wallets, exchanges, custodians and more to rebalance their holdings of USDC across supported chains at no additional cost.
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Maximize your vision. Do more with USDC.

As an open-source, programmable dollar with global reach, USDC is powerful market infrastructure you can begin building with immediately. Developers leverage Circle APIs to do even more with USDC.

1. base.org (Last accessed September 1, 2023)