Empowering crypto innovation through open-source R&D
Circle Research is committed to open-source principles, making our leading research accessible to the global community. We aim to contribute to the public good and accelerate crypto, blockchain, and Web3 innovation.
Latest open-source research
With focus areas like cryptography, cryptocurrency standards, zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology, and smart contract development, Circle Research develops insights and reference materials at the cutting edge of our industry.
Recoverable Wrapper Tokens
Lack of recoverability remains a large barrier to mainstream adoption of blockchain technologies from a UX, regulatory, and security perspective. The recoverable wrapper token (RWT) is a configurable mechanism to protect any ERC-20 token from thefts, hacks, and accidental transactions.Download whitepaper
Robust Threshold ECDSA Signatures
Identifying misbehaving participants in a multi-party computation is better done sooner than later. Our new protocol shows how to modify the CGG+21 threshold signature scheme to identify misbehaving signers in-real time.Download whitepaper
Perimeter Protocol is a new standard for credit creation on the internet. Perimeter Protocol is a set of smart contracts built on open standards to enable the seamless exchange of capital on secure, open, and permissionless networks.Download whitepaper
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Circle Research has a charter to accelerate and amplify technical innovation within the crypto industry by developing technical, open-source research, with direct applications. Led by a small team of Circle engineers and product managers, projects published by Circle Research are committed to public good and open-source contributions to push the boundaries of technology used in crypto, blockchain, and Web3.
Circle Research will not publish market analysis, market commentary, or insights into price movements for digital assets.
Yes. Content published by Circle Research is open-source and is available for anyone to consume, use, and build upon.
Yes. Most contributions from Circle Research will include initial code in our GitHub repository. Anyone can access this initial code and fork it for their application and use. We will also strive to provide developer documentation to assist in using new research, protocols, and code.
A few times a year. Given the time and resources required to create detailed research with initial code, and the limits of a small team, we will aim to publish open-source research contributions a few times a year.