Circle Enhances Solana with Programmable Wallets, Zero Fees

Circle unveils integration with Solana blockchain, introducing programmable wallets and gas station features to enable zero fees.

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  • Circle integrates Web3 services with Solana.
  • Programmable wallets enable automated asset management.
  • Gas station features sponsor transaction fees for users.

The blockchain landscape is embracing multichain applications, which leverage the synergies between multiple chains and projects. Recent initiatives in this field include Circle’s integration with Solana

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Circle, known for its stablecoin and payment solutions, has integrated its programmable wallets and a feature enabling free gas fees on Solana. These and upcoming features aim to boost the Solana ecosystem and put Circle at the center of an interoperable network of blockchains. 

Circle Integrates Advanced Web3 Services with Solana

On Wednesday, June 12, Circle integrated its Web3 services with the Solana blockchain. This integration will occur in two phases. The first phase introduces programmable wallets and a gas station feature, aimed at reducing transaction fees and automating asset management for developers.

Firstly, programmable wallets are designed to automate asset management, allowing developers to set predefined rules for transactions. These wallets can interact with smart contracts automatically, executing tasks that would typically require manual intervention.

For instance, a programmable wallet can be configured to execute a transaction when certain conditions are met, such as transferring funds when a specific asset price is reached or periodically distributing rewards to users.

In addition, Circle’s new gas station feature enables a better user experience for Solana applications. So far, users had to pay transaction fees (often referred to as “gas”) to execute transactions on a blockchain. 

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While Solana fees are small, users still have to hold some Solana to perform transactions, which adds complexity. To tackle this, the gas station feature allows developers to cover these fees, making transactions easier. 

Circle Plans to Support NFTs for Solana

These new features are not the only changes Circle is planning for Solana. The second phase of the integration will also support non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and interactions through Circle’s Smart Contract Platform.

This update will enable developers to create and manage NFTs on Solana, facilitating the development of digital collectibles, gaming assets, and other unique digital items. The Smart Contract Platform will allow developers to deploy, explore, and interact with smart contracts efficiently.

The integration aligns with Circle’s strategy of supporting multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Polygon, and Avalanche. Through it, Circle hopes to put itself in the center of an interoperable Web3 ecosystem. 

The features will also significantly enhance Solana’s capabilities, making it a more attractive platform for developers and businesses, as well as attracting new users.  

On the Flipside

  • In addition to Solana, Circle integrated its stablecoin features with other popular blockchains, including the NEAR Protocol, Optimism, and more. 
  • In February, Circle partnered with Overdare to bring its programmable wallets to the Metaverse. 

Why This Matters

Circle’s integration with Solana is a significant step towards enhancing blockchain interoperability. By supporting multiple blockchains, Circle is making it easier for developers to create cross-chain applications.

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David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.