Solutions for Institutional Traders & Asset Managers

Your bridge to digital asset markets

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Amplify yield on idle cash & get unparalleled global access to digital assets

Staying ahead of the curve means leveraging faster technology and new asset classes that can set your firm apart. Circle is your entry point to the massive opportunities available in digital asset markets. Our solutions for institutional traders securely bridge the gap between traditional banking systems and many of the world’s leading blockchains, enabling unmatched speed, enhanced opportunities to earn yield on cash balances and industry-leading security.

As of November 17, 2022, Circle Yield is not accepting new loans. We are evaluating future updates to the program.

Share of institutional investors who expect to invest in or buy digital assets1

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How we do it

Your free Circle Account is the fastest, easiest way to access USD Coin — or USDC the world’s most trusted dollar digital currency. Giving you the flexibility and liquidity you need to boost returns and move at the speed of the internet. Meet the Circle team.
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Optimize working capital and liquidity

Even if you’re not actively trading in crypto markets, you can allocate funds into short-term interest rate** products that are fully secured with Bitcoin and built entirely on USDC, without the volatility and many of the risks typically associated with digital currencies. Funds in Circle Yield* are overcollateralized, and all collateral is kept safe with BitGo, a third-party custodian with more than 400 institutional clients, for added principal protection. Our partner is Genesis Global Capital, a full-service digital asset trading firm.****
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Capture market opportunities in an instant

Unlike some traditional asset classes, digital asset markets are always open. USDC, available through a free Circle Account, is the most trusted way to settle digital dollars on-chain — almost instantly — without the need to interact with the traditional banking system. Offering the market liquidity you need to enter and exit crypto positions quickly.
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Fund your trading account faster

Transfer funds almost instantly into and out of your institutional trading accounts via Silvergate’s Exchange Network (SEN) and Signature’s SigNet platform. USDC Express is the fastest way to access USDC. You can deposit funds from your bank account into your Circle Account, automatically convert them into USDC and then send USDC to your trading wallet address — all within seconds. And you can sweep USDC from your Circle Account back into your bank account at any time, with the same speed and ease.
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Trust, transparency and compliance

USDC is fully backed by cash and short-dated U.S. government obligations, so that it is always redeemable 1:1 for U.S. dollars. Each month, we publish attestation reports by Grant Thornton regarding the reserve balances backing USDC. We are also a licensed money transmitter in 46 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Customer stories

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1. Fidelity Digital Assets, “2021 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Study”

* 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

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. Withdrawal requests for fixed term accounts could take up to 72 hours in high withdrawal periods and will be subject to an early withdrawal penalty.
*** Not currently available in the following U.S. states: Alaska, Minnesota, New York and Hawaii.