Experience the power of USDC on OP Mainnet

OP Mainnet is a layer 2 (L2) scaling solution for Ethereum, designed to increase transaction throughput and streamline costs. OP Mainnet uses optimistic rollup technology, which bundles together transactions to boost efficiency while leveraging the underlying security of Ethereum.1 As of September 2023, OP Mainnet's ecosystem includes 180+ dApps and is growing rapidly.2

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Accessing USDC on OP Mainnet

Businesses can access USDC on OP Mainnet from a free Circle Mint account, digital asset exchanges, and apps on OP Mainnet. 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 OP Mainnet

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

Top USDC on OP Mainnet apps

Builders choose USDC on OP Mainnet for their users. Here are some examples of popular apps:

FAQ

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

 

Please do not attempt to send bridged USDC.e on OP Mainnet 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, OP Mainnet USDC 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 USDC.e on OP Mainnet 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.e, 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. “Rollup Protocol”, Optimism Docs, https://community.optimism.io/docs/protocol/2-rollup-protocol/, (Last accessed September 1, 2023)

2. https://defillama.com/chains (Last accessed September 1, 2023)