Coinme Integrates USDC on Stellar, Enabling Borderless Digital Cash and P2P Payments
Coinme®, a leading cryptocurrency cash exchange in the U.S., and the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of the Stellar network, today announced the release of Circle’s USDC on Stellar throughout the Coinme wallet and Coinme’s global cash onramp and offramp ecosystem. Coinme’s integration of USDC on Stellar promotes financial inclusion by enabling physical cash to become borderless digital cash accessible across thousands of locations nationwide, making it simple and affordable to cash in, cash out, send, and receive USDC on Stellar.
“By enabling USDC on Stellar in the Coinme wallet, anyone with cash can now utilize the Stellar blockchain to access a fully-backed dollar digital currency. People can now swap their cash for USDC on Stellar and send it in seconds for the cost of a penny,” said Neil Bergquist, CEO and co-founder of Coinme. “The combination of Coinme’s vast cash network, USDC, and the Stellar network is a game changer for the cash remittance and payments market.”
Cash In and Out of USDC With Low Fees
Coinme powers the largest cryptocurrency cash network via its API technology with a growing footprint of over 40,000 locations nationwide. The ability to cash in and out of USDC with low fees is available at thousands of Coinme-enabled locations in the U.S. This integration offers millions of Americans who are unbanked or underbanked a new option to access a vital pathway into digital finance by increasing financial inclusion. USDC is a fully-reserved dollar-backed digital asset, with a market capitalization standing at more than $33 billion as of March 15, 2023.
Send and Receive USDC With Near-Zero Fees in the Coinme Wallet
Sending and receiving USDC via the Coinme Wallet is virtually free for peer-to-peer transactions and provides near-instant payments to family and friends wherever they may reside. These peer-to-peer stablecoin payments allow anyone to experience the innovative payments infrastructure that Stellar offers. Coinme’s physical location footprint in thousands of retail locations brings a tangible and real-life experience to blockchain technology, making USDC on Stellar the perfect starting point for any crypto beginner.
USDC on Stellar: Built For Global Payments
By reducing friction and cost, Stellar has become one of the most efficient blockchain networks for sending payments. USDC on Stellar can provide near-zero transaction fees and settlement of transactions in seconds.
“Our strategic collaboration with Coinme is empowering more people with access to the digital economy,” said Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation. “USDC on Stellar already provides near-zero transaction fees and settlement in seconds, yet this integration makes it even simpler to cash in and cash out from Coinme locations around the United States. What Coinme has accomplished is inspiring to the rest of the blockchain industry, and today’s milestone only amplifies what is shaping up to be a brilliant future for the Stellar network.”
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