USDC activity on the Tron [TRX] blockchain has hit a milestone already. As per the latest stats on Tronscan, the world’s second-largest stablecoin’s circulating supply reached $111.68 million on the 4th of July.
This news comes just four days after CENTRE, the consortium run by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and payments firm Circle, announced that USDC will be implemented on Tron, Avalanche, Celo, Flow, Hedera, Kava, Nervos, Polkadot, Stacks, and Tezos. Circle CEO, Jeremy Allaire had earlier noted,
“TRON has built a very large and highly successful blockchain platform and network, and is one of the most widely used in stablecoin transactions. We’re excited to bring the benefits of a trusted dollar digital currency such as USDC to this growing ecosystem of users and developers.”
Growing Tron’s appeal and USDC’s dominance
It is important to note that USDC has experienced unprecedented activity over the last few quarters. Reports have also gone on to state that it could soon become a dominant stablecoin on the Ethereum network. It has emerged as one of the most preferred stablecoin in the decentralized finance [DeFi] sector. To top that, over 50% of USDC supply currently rests in smart contracts which totals up to almost 12.5 billion. Additionally, Tether’s growing legal woes also deviated users from turning to USDC, which could be attributed to the leading stablecoin slowly losing grip.
Meanwhile, this new achievement on the TRX blockchain could also signify that the market players are increasingly seeking other blockchains that facilitate transactions at a much cheaper and significantly faster pace than Ethereum. Besides, the TRX blockchain has already seen rapid growth for USDT, on its network. As a matter of fact, USDT on Justin Sun’s blockchain has recently surpassed that on Ethereum.
In short, USDC’s growing dominance in the market has coincided with Tron’s growing appeal as a critical alternative to the Ethereum network.