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Circle Expands Web3 Services to Solana (SOL), Empowering Developers with New Tools

Circle's Web3 Services now support Solana, enhancing developer tools.

  • Jun 13, 2024 09:31
Circle Expands Web3 Services to Solana (SOL), Empowering Developers with New Tools

Circle, a leading financial technology company, has announced the expansion of its Web3 Services to include support for the Solana (SOL) blockchain. This strategic move aims to enhance the capabilities of businesses and developers within the Solana ecosystem, according to Circle blog.

Programmable Wallets and Gas Station

As part of this expansion, Circle is introducing Programmable Wallets and Gas Station services on Solana. Programmable Wallets provide a suite of APIs and SDKs that enable developers to integrate secure, multi-chain wallets into their applications, even if they lack familiarity with blockchain infrastructure. This service abstracts away the technical complexities associated with managing private key security, node infrastructure, transaction fees, and user onboarding, allowing developers to concentrate on innovation and scalability. Programmable Wallets already support Ethereum, Polygon PoS, and Avalanche, and now Solana joins this list.

Boosting Solana's Developer Community

The Solana developer community has experienced substantial growth, with numerous businesses and individuals creating innovative applications. Circle's addition of Web3 Services aligns with Solana's adoption of payment use cases, supporting Circle's mission to facilitate the frictionless exchange of value globally. With Programmable Wallets, developers can build on-chain applications that can reach a broader audience, enhancing the overall ecosystem.

Comprehensive Support and Future Plans

Circle's platform has consistently introduced new products and updates to support Solana. This includes the integration of native USDC and EURC, as well as the Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP). The rollout of Web3 Services on Solana will occur in phases:

  • The initial phase enables support for Programmable Wallets and Gas Station, with APIs facilitating fungible token transfers and the ability to sponsor transaction fees for end users. Detailed information is available here.
  • Future updates will include support for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and program interactions via the Smart Contract Platform, unlocking additional use cases such as NFT integration for brand loyalty and gaming, and the deployment of user programs on Solana.

Circle remains dedicated to supporting the Solana developer community, providing the necessary tools and resources for success. The launch of Programmable Wallets is a significant step in empowering developers to create secure, scalable, fast, and cost-efficient applications, ultimately bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to a wider audience.

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