In an exciting update for the crypto community at large, Public Mint, a fiat-native public blockchain ecosystem, announced its integration with the internet payments and treasury infrastructure provider Circle’s USD Coin (USDC). The native integration of USDC in the Public Mint blockchain will result in a seamless gateway connecting Public Mint’s fiat-centric network to the DeFi ecosystem on Ethereum. Such integrations will further expand to other major networks that support USDC. With more than $23 billion in circulation, USDC is the leader among the US-based regulated stablecoins. It works across several blockchains, including Ethereum, Solana, Algorand, and Stellar.
Public Mint offers a robust, hassle-free payment system, allowing access to the best of DeFi opportunities without requiring a bank account. Several noted investors, including Blackedge Capital, Woodstock, Spark Digital Capital, Morningstar Ventures, AU 21 Capital, and Solidity Ventures, have already backed Public Mint. Apart from its recent partnership with Circle, Public Mint also collaborates with Bridge and PrimeTrust.
Public Mint acts as a complete platform for synthetic fiat that is regulated and gets full collateralization support with funds held on deposit with FDIC-insured financial institutions. Anyone can build fiat-native applications leveraging Public Mint’s open fiat-native blockchain and APIs. Moreover, it helps accept credit cards, ACH, wire transfers, stablecoins, and more. With its Earn Program, anyone can make the most out of the modern-day high-yield DeFi regime.
Circle, on the other hand, helps businesses leverage the power of public blockchain and stablecoins. The clients can use Circle’s service for payments, commerce, and global financial applications. The reach of Circle has been magnificent so far, to say the least. Its services have supported more than 100 million transactions, carried out by more than 10 million retail customers across more than a thousand businesses.
The Circle is also the principal developer of USDC, the fastest-growing full-reserve stablecoin in the world. The currency has supported more than $615 billion in transactions over the past year. With its transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs, Circle is helping businesses worldwide work in a scalable and efficient way through blockchain infrastructure.
What Does the Collaboration Mean?
To begin with, the association between these two players would allow the partners of Public Mint to deposit and withdraw USDC at their addresses. For now, they can do it via APIs, helping transfer liquidity between Public Mint and Ethereum. Shortly, the functionality will become available for all Public Mint customers through the Public Mint web wallet.
The both-way USDC bridge will enable the Public Mint functionality for every sort of user. Retail, non-crypto-savvy users will also be able to seamlessly access the crypto space, leveraging diverse DeFi yield and income opportunities. The crypto native users and the investment funds – both these categories will benefit from accessing Public Mint’s earn program that guarantees the highest possible earnings while spreading risk across multiple sources.
The use of DeFi and CeFi opportunities would effectively balance counterparty and smart contract risks. Hacks or failures would have minimal impact on Earn funds due to the additional insurance coverage across CeFi and innovative DeFi protocols.
Paulo Rodrigues, the CEO of Public Mint, believes that this integration with one of the most trusted and regulated stablecoins is a major step forward in the Public Mint roadmap that will help connect Public Mint to multiple blockchain ecosystems.
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