What is CENTRE and how does it pertain to Circle USDC?

CENTRE Consortium is a joint venture aimed at establishing a standard for fiat on the internet and providing a governance framework and network for the global, mainstream adoption of fiat stablecoins founded by Circle and Coinbase.

USD Coin (USDC) is the first fiat stablecoin implementation from CENTRE, and Circle and Coinbase are the first commercial issuers of USDC.

More details on CENTRE can be found at centre.io.