Solutions for Crypto Gaming

Design your in-game economy with the leading dollar digital currency

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Reach more players, deepen engagement and position your gaming platform for growth

As crypto gaming evolves and grows more mainstream, you need scalable, stable-value solutions that can help you innovate your user experience to attract and retain players and developers. Circle can securely bridge the gap between traditional banking systems and many of the world’s leading blockchains, so you can embed payments and design a dynamic in-game economy while diversifying your treasury holdings.

$314 billion

Expected value of the global gaming market in 20261

40%

90-day retention rate across the first play-to-earn ecosystem2

How we do it

Your free Circle Account and our leading API suite are the fastest, easiest way to access USD Coin (USDC), the world’s most trusted dollar digital currency. All working together and enabling powerful new ways for you to reach new customers, create delightful user experiences and optimize excess funds. Our infrastructure allows you to design a scalable gaming economy for both players and developers. 

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Expand your player community beyond borders

Offer ownership of in-game assets and their surrounding ecosystem and increase stickiness and retention for your player community. Our Payments API enables players to purchase skins, other gaming tokens and NFTs using card, ACH, wires and crypto payments denominated in USDC, BTC and ETH. And our Accounts API allows you to easily create and manage accounts for participants in your gaming ecosystem, so you can customize your own marketplace experience.

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Easily pay out funds to anyone

Send fast, automatic payments to gamers, contributors and guilds and deepen their connections with your gaming platform. Our Payouts API lets you automate payment workflows and broadens your reach through our supported blockchains and into 80+ countries on traditional payment rails. We can help you reach almost any player, anywhere.
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Balance growth and security in your treasury

Position your gaming platform for long term growth by building your in-game assets with USDC, the most trusted dollar digital currency. Qualified businesses can also allocate treasury funds into Circle Yield*, a short-term interest rate** product that is overcollateralized with bitcoin, and fully secured.
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The new standard for global business

USDC flows seamlessly across many of the world’s leading blockchains and is widely used by wallets, exchanges, protocols and apps throughout this transformative internet layer. Leveraging USDC, you can offer players and developers a stable foundation to transact within your gaming economy. 

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1 Mordor Intelligence. “Gaming Market —Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026).” Retrieved from https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/global-gaming-market on 1/5/22
2pet3rpan. “Play to earn economies as base layer protocols for games.” Medium(Published 12/22/2021). Retrieved fromhttps://medium.com/1kxnetwork/play-to-earn-economies-as-base-layer-protocols-for-games-87085997b6fd
 
3 BTC and ETH support coming soon
 
* Offering subject to business approval, geographical availability***, and regulatory authorization, and there is no guarantee that the product will become available in a specific timeframe or to a specific customer or geography. Circle Yield product offered through Circle International Bermuda Limited (“Circle Bermuda”). Circle Bermuda has entered into lending arrangements with one or more institutional borrowers.  These borrowers pledge and transfer Bitcoin into custody with a third party custodian as collateral for their USDC borrowings and Circle Yield investors benefit from a security interest in Circle Bermuda’s security interest in the pledged Bitcoin.
 
Circle Account and money transmission services are provided by Circle Internet Financial, LLC. Circle Internet Financial, LLC, NMLS # 1201441, is a licensed provider of money transmission services. Circle Bermuda is licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority and holds a Bermuda Digital Asset Business (DAB) License, No. 54786. A full list of Circle’s licenses can be found at https://www.circle.com/en/legal/licenses
 
Circle is not a bank; your Circle Account is not a bank account, and any funds are not insured or protected by government compensation and/or regulatory protection schemes by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation or by any US or foreign government agency, insurance fund, person or entity. For investors in the United States, investments described in this communication are offered by Circle Bermuda to “accredited investors” only in accordance with Regulation D, Rule 506(c) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither the SEC nor any other regulatory body has approved or disapproved Circle Yield. While Circle Bermuda is regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority for digital asset business, Circle Bermuda is not engaged in banking and deposit taking activities and is not regulated for these purposes. You should carefully conduct your own investigations and analyses in connection with any participation in this product, including its objectives, risk factors, fees and expenses and the information set forth in these materials. All prospective participants in the products described herein are advised to consult with their legal, accounting and tax advisers regarding any potential participation. Tax may be payable on any return on and/or any increase in the value of your investment and you should seek independent advice on your taxation position. Please read the offering documents carefully before you invest. Additional information is available upon request. 
 
**Rates are purely indicative and are subject to change pending availability, approval and market conditions. 
 
*** Not currently available in the following U.S. states: Alaska, Minnesota, New York and Hawaii.