Circle is a consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money.

We’re as excited about Bitcoin and digital currency as we were when we first discovered the Internet in 1990. And we feel that opportunities for transforming payments and finance are as profound today as the opportunities were in 1993 to transform media, communications and commerce with the Web.

We’re entering a more deeply integrated world economy, driven by the Internet, where social identities, media, communications and commerce flow freely across the planet, instantly and with virtually no cost to users. Yet our existing infrastructure for handling money remains decades old, frustrating users and creating an enormous tax on our world economy.

Something big has to change. We want to help.

To do this, Circle is building a suite of consumer products aimed at enabling greater ease-of-use in online and in-person payments, enhanced security and privacy for consumers, and the convenience of free, instant, global digital money transfers. We’re very hard at work, and looking forward to having you try our products soon.

Our platform is built on top of open standards and open protocols, such as Bitcoin. We deeply believe that open source and standards are the foundation of this next phase of the Internet, and we hope to collaborate broadly with the developers and companies around the world that are embracing these new technologies to propel the future.

We come to this project having pioneered and nurtured Internet technologies and services that have transformed software, media, and communications, and have built and helped lead many significant global public companies. We hope to help do the same for Internet-based consumer finance.