Founded Year

2013

Stage

Unattributed VC | Alive

Total Raised

$1.113B

Last Raised

$400M | 4 mos ago

About Circle

Circle enables companies to run an internet business using new standards for money powered by USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by US dollars, which are held in reserve by regulated financial institutions. The tokens themselves are also issued by regulated financial institutions, and every token can be redeemed for one dollar — effectively providing a price-stable cryptocurrency. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Circle Headquarter Location

99 High Street 17th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts, 02210,

United States

617-326-8326

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Circle's Products & Differentiation

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  • Circle Account

    The Circle Account is a full stack solution that replaces a fractured system for business banking. Securely custody funds, send and receive payments globally and streamline treasury operations all connected through USD Coin (USDC) and integrated with a suite of APIs.

    Differentiation

    The Circle Account serves as a front door for a suite of APIs that make internet commerce on the blockchain easier than ever. Use Payments, Payouts and Accounts to build better user experiences on y… 

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Expert Collections containing Circle

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Circle is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.

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Circle Patents

Circle has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Engine technology
  • Amiga games
  • Animal equipment
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/27/2018

4/12/2022

Peptides, Cyclic peptides, Drug discovery, Molecular biology, Biotechnology

Grant

Application Date

7/27/2018

Grant Date

4/12/2022

Title

Related Topics

Peptides, Cyclic peptides, Drug discovery, Molecular biology, Biotechnology

Status

Grant

Latest Circle News

Bitpay Adds APE and EUROC Support — Luxury Retail Giant Gucci Accepts Apecoin Payments

Aug 2, 2022

Bitpay Adds APE and EUROC Support — Luxury Retail Giant Gucci Accepts Apecoin Payments On August 2, the Atlanta-based crypto payment services provider Bitpay announced that it has expanded its crypto asset support with two different crypto assets. Bitpay revealed the company has integrated apecoin and euro coin into the firm’s platform and the luxury retailer and designer Gucci has announced it will be the first merchant to accept apecoin through Bitpay. APE and EUROC Now Supported by Bitpay’s Payments Platform, Gucci Becomes the First Merchant to Accept APE via Bitpay’s Services Bitpay has added two new crypto assets to the company’s payment platform after Bitpay’s payment processor already accepted digital currencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, xrp, dogecoin, shiba inu, and litecoin. Alongside those coins, Bitpay supports a few stablecoin assets as well like Circle’s usd coin (USDC). This week, Bitpay expanded the platform’s options by adding apecoin (APE) and euro coin (EUROC). Apecoin (APE) is well known for being a crypto asset designed for the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) metaverse called the “Otherside.” The digital currency euro coin (EUROC) is the newly launched Circle stablecoin backed by 1:1 with the euro (EUR). Both crypto assets were launched this year and Bitpay details that the luxury retailer and designer Gucci will be the first merchant to accept APE via Bitpay’s system in U.S. stores. Gucci already accepts ten different crypto assets and Bitpay’s co-founder and CEO Stephen Pair said luxury merchants like Gucci, asked Bitpay to support APE and the new euro-based stablecoin EUROC. “We added apecoin and euro coin because customers of our luxury merchant partners asked for it,” Pair said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. Bitpay also explained that apecoin holders can leverage the coin with the Bitpay Mastercard. Apecoin is ranked 33 out of more than 13,000 crypto asset market capitalizations and it reached an all-time high three months ago on April 28, 2022. At that time APE tapped $26.70 per token and today, apecoin is down 74.5% from the all-time price high. Circle introduced euro coin in mid-June 2022 and the number of euro-pegged stablecoins has swelled 1,683% since 2020. Prior to supporting EUROC, Bitpay already supported five USD-pegged stable coins BUSD, DAI, GUSD, USDP, and USDC. Tags in this story What do you think about Bitpay adding APE and EUROC to the company’s supported lineup of crypto assets? What do you think about the luxury retailer and designer Gucci accepting APE at its U.S. stores? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below. Jamie Redman Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,700 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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  • When was Circle founded?

    Circle was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Circle's headquarters?

    Circle's headquarters is located at 99 High Street, Boston.

  • What is Circle's latest funding round?

    Circle's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did Circle raise?

    Circle raised a total of $1.113B.

  • Who are the investors of Circle?

    Investors of Circle include Marshall Wace Asset Management, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock, Fin Capital, Concord Acquisition and 33 more.

  • Who are Circle's competitors?

    Competitors of Circle include MobiKwik, Toss, Quadrata, Paga, Coinbase, Coins.ph, Wyre, Ripple, Checkout.com, MoMo and 17 more.

  • What products does Circle offer?

    Circle's products include Circle Account and 3 more.

  • Who are Circle's customers?

    Customers of Circle include FTX and CMS.

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