Circle is a consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money. Circle leverages the technology behind Bitcoin to enable greater ease-of-use for online and in-person payments, enhanced security and privacy for users, and the convenience of free, instant, global digital money transfers anywhere in the world.
We believe that open source and standards are the foundation for a more deeply integrated world economy, driven by the Internet, where communications and commerce flow freely across borders, and our platform is built upon open standards and open protocols, such as Bitcoin.
We come to this project having pioneered and nurtured Internet technologies and services that have transformed software, media, and communications and having built and helped lead many significant global public companies. We hope to help do the same for Internet-based consumer finance.