Solana (SOL) Eyes Major USDC Integration, Potential Price Impact


The coming days are likely to bring with it a major milestone for Solana (SOL) as it looks to integrate the United States dollar-pegged USDC stablecoin on its platform. 

Only a Few Days To The Solana USDC Integration

The Solana USDC integration push comes with the launch of Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) only a few days away. This development is likely to be a game changer for the Solana ecosystem in the long run. The scheduled date for the CCTP launch on the Solana mainnet is March 26, and Circle CEO and co-founder Jeremy Allaire touted the coming event on X when he noted that a big launch is coming. 

USDC issuer Circle is preparing for the launch by putting structures into place to facilitate the smooth implementation. Consequently, the firm declared that it has enhanced developers’ capacity to build out integration on the Solana devnet by updating the necessary information. 

Noteworthy, CCTP was initially introduced by Circle as its proprietary stablecoin transfer protocol. The CCTP was launched on Arbitrum last year weeks after the launching of USDC on the same network. This makes Solana the second non-AVM chain to welcome the CCTP function. These launches are aimed at facilitating the easy movement of the USDC stablecoin on the Ethereum Layer-2 scaling network.

Precisely, CCTP runs as an on-chain utility protocol that improves USDC transfer between different blockchains. It leverages native burning and minting to complete its activities.

Implementing CCTP on Solana

Above all, the CCTP brings a lot of benefits to give it a competitive edge amongst which is capital efficiency and a reduction in trust needs during USDC transfer between blockchain networks. Developers can now utilize the CCTP to build innovative cross-chain apps that cut across the capabilities of trading, loans, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), payments, and even gambling.

The implementation of the CCTP and the Solana USDC integration is bound to impact the utilization and adoption of SOL.

In terms of price, the crypto has been performing well and it even outperformed Ethereum (ETH) recently when it breached the $200 resistance. At press time, SOL was trading at a price of $186.35 with a 6.75% increase within the last 24 hours.

To showcase its bullish outlook, some analysts still believe that the crypto would bag up to a 70% gain in the coming weeks. The Solana USDC integration and CCTP launch may just be the key driver that the token needs for such a mega boost.

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