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What is USDC?

USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin tethered to the U.S. Dollar. Every USDC token is backed by a fiat reserve held in cash, cash equivalents, and short-duration U.S. Treasuries. The total supply of USDC amounts to over $190 billion.

USDC was launched in 2018 by a Consortium called "Center" and was founded by both Circle and Coinbase. USDC is an ERC 20 compatible token, meaning that it is available on the Ethereum blockchain.

USDC is widely considered the most secure stablecoin as it is backed by centrally regulated companies and not anonymous partners. USDC is more committed to transparency than many stablecoins, as it operates within U.S. money transmission laws and regulations.

Hence, USDC maintains its U.S. dollar peg with increased interoperability and a verified legal framework. On the other hand, USDT, with more widespread use, is run by Tether, an offshore entity that lacks public audit clarity and proof of collateral funds.

USDC algorithmically issues and burns tokens according to every deposit and redemption. Therefore, the 1:1 dollar peg ratio is maintained purely through supply and demand.

USDC has maintained its U.S. Dollar peg since its inception remarkably well, making it a viable store of value. USDC is designed as a digitally native method of transferring payments quickly and cost-effectively. USDC can also be used by global businesses and internet marketplaces as an efficient method for instant payouts.

USDC is steadily rising as the preferred stablecoin amongst cryptocurrency investors. We offer high liquidity trading pairs with USDC on OKX, such as BTC/USDC, ETH/USDC, XRP/USDC, LTC/USDC, and many more. Sign up for an OKX account to securely buy USDC today.

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What can I do after I buy USDC?

USDC is the most secure and reliable stablecoin due to complete transparency. It is also steadily rising as the preferred stablecoin amongst cryptocurrency investors for the following reasons.

Tokenize US dollars

The USD Coin has tokenized U.S. Dollars so they can be placed on the blockchain. Purchasing crypto assets from fiat currency involves conversion fees. However, you can instantly swap USDC to an ETH-based token and back without having to pay gas fees on every transaction.

Stable store of value

USDC is pegged to the U.S. Dollar through its demand and supply pricing dynamic. It is run by the USDC smart contract that creates an equivalent amount of USDC and stores the substituted U.S. dollars in reserve in cash and cash equivalents. As a stablecoin, USDC aims to stick to the price of one U.S. dollar and is not subject to the typical volatile price fluctuations of most crypto assets, and you can use it as currency for other ETH token purchases.

Multiple wallets

Since the USDC is built on the ETH blockchain, it supports multiple wallets, including hardware wallets such as Trezor and Ledger. You can choose to securely store your USDC in the OKX wallet, ready for your next buy.

OKX is one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges where you can securely invest, spend, save, earn, and buy USDC. If USDC is your stablecoin of choice, buying and swapping it is just one step away. Once you purchase your USDC tokens, you may use them in the following ways.

Hold USDC as currency

You can securely HODL your USDC tokens on OKX to use them as currency for future crypto-asset purchases.

Buy and Sell USDC

You can buy USDC through fiat currency and sell it back for fiat when you want to cash in. USDC has numerous popular trading pairs on OKX, and you can swap them for BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, and other major tokens.

Transfer USDC

Transfer your USDC from the OKX wallet to any other wallet securely. However, always double-check wallet addresses when transferring your crypto, as funds cannot be retrieved once transferred.

USDC makes trading easier, allowing you to store your funds on the same OKX platform. Learn more about generating passive income through cryptocurrency investing here.

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Guide on how to buy USD Coin (USDC)

Buy USDC with a credit card

You can directly purchase USDC on OKX with a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and ApplePay credit cards.

Buy USDC with a bank transfer

Once you’ve made an OKX account, you can purchase USDC tokens through bank transfer with zero hidden on-ramp fees.

Start trading USDC

Now that you own USDC, you can instantly swap it against numerous trading pairs on OKX. Stablecoins can help in hedging against price volatility, giving you the option to swap your crypto assets back to USDC in case of market dips.

Purchase USDC instantly with P2P

OKX’s peer-to-peer trading is backed by an escrow service that secures transactions. Our P2P trading is secure, allowing you to trade USDC for local currency with verified traders instantly.

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  • Why should I buy USDC on OKX?
    OKX allows you to buy and store USDC securely so that all your cryptocurrency funds are on one full-service platform. At any point, you can swap USDC for supported tokens or sell it for fiat currency via our P2P.
  • Can I buy USDC with a credit or debit card?
    Yes. You can buy USDC with a Visa, MasterCard, or Apple Pay credit card. Set up your OKX account today to purchase USDC with USD or other fiat currencies and pay for your purchase with your desired credit or debit card.
  • How do I get USDC with ETH or BTC?
    USDC has several popular trading pairs on the OKX platform. Simply select the USDC/ETH or USDC/BTC to instantly swap your USDC for these assets.
  • Is it safe to buy USDC on OKX?
    Yes. We employ multi-layered security to protect your funds and information from cybercriminals. Our security stack includes semi-offline storage, a multi-signature system, emergency backups, 2FA, anti-phishing codes, withdrawal passwords, and more.
  • What are the most popular cryptocurrencies to invest in today?

    Top crypto, based on market capitalization or total circulation value, include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and XRP (XRP).

    However, like all other crypto, the above are also featured with volatility and risks. You should do your own research (DYOR) and evaluate your risk appetite before investing in any crypto.

  • What are the top cryptocurrencies I can buy on OKX now?
    OKX provides access to hundreds of crypto and trading pairings. Some of the most popular crypto on OKX include BTC, ETH, USDT, DOGE, SOL and OKB. You can visit our brand-new OKX Crypto Calculator. Select a crypto and a fiat currency to check the estimated real-time price.