USDC Launch on Noble Network: Advancing the Cosmos Ecosystem

USD Coin (USDC) to become available in the Cosmos ecosystem via the Noble network, solving cross-network asset transfer challenges.

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  • USD Coin (USDC) is set to be available on the Cosmos ecosystem through Noble network.
  • Noble team has announced it will be the first native, fiat-backed stablecoin.
  • The Cosmos Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol will enable USDC to solve the challenges users face in transferring assets between networks.

According to a recent blog post by the Noble development team shared on Twitter by USDC issuer Circle, USDC will soon become available in the Cosmos ecosystem through the Noble network. While a specific date for USDC’s launch on the network was not disclosed by either Circle or Noble, both parties have encouraged readers to stay tuned for further updates.

Cosmos Ecosystem to Benefit From the Introduction of USDC

The Noble team’s announcement highlighted that USDC would be the first native, fiat-backed stablecoin that is both highly liquid and fully collateralized on a Cosmos Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol-connected network. 

The introduction of the fiat-backed stablecoin is expected to address many of the existing challenges that users face when attempting to bridge assets from one network to another.

Cosmos is an interconnected web of blockchain networks that utilize the Tendermint Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus protocol, Application Blockchain Interface, and Cosmos Software Development Kit. These networks are connected through the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC), enabling the transfer of assets between networks within the overall Cosmos ecosystem.

Noble is one of over 50 networks in the Cosmos IBC ecosystem, as noted by Mintscan. To promote user adoption of the ecosystem, Injective Protocol launched a $150 million fund in January, supported by firms known for investing in blockchain projects, such as Kraken Ventures, Pantera Capital, and Jump Crypto. In February, the Cosmos Interchain Foundation also allocated $40 million to develop core infrastructure and applications for the ecosystem.

On the Flipside

  • The long-term stability of fiat-backed stablecoins like USDC depends on external factors, including government policies and inflation rates, making them less reliable than decentralized cryptocurrencies.
  • As more networks connect through the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol, the adoption and widespread use of Cosmos and its related projects could become more likely.

Why You Should Care

The upcoming launch of USDC on the Noble network within the Cosmos ecosystem is the first native, fiat-backed stablecoin that is highly liquid and fully collateralized on a Cosmos IBC-connected network. This introduction is expected to solve the challenges users face when attempting to bridge assets from one network to another.

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Author
Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.