Blockchain payment systems can reduce payment processing time from days to a few hours. Reduce the intermediaries in the payment process, as blockchain itself ensures the authenticity of payments with a high degree of transparency.
Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide.
Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets.
Circle was founded on a belief that blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy. The firm proudly says, “We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other, through a system that has the reach and accessibility of the internet and knows no borders or boundaries. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Breaking down our mission:
“To raise global economic prosperity...”
Our mission is not just to make things more efficient, or reduce costs. The mission also aims to fundamentally unleash productivity for society and the economy, to connect more people and businesses together through trade and commerce, and through this process raise global levels of economic prosperity.
The advent of the joint-stock corporation, and then capital markets and global banking, all created a fabric for a dramatic rise in economic prosperity over the past 150 years. Blockchains and global digital currency give us a new fabric, and a radically more powerful fabric to build upon.
Our customers should see us as a company that helps them grow, compete, transform and become global digital corporations, increasing prosperity for all of their stakeholders.
Our mission doesn’t just stop with the companies and organizations that we serve, but extends to all people who will benefit from this new form of programmable internet commerce. Improving global models of trade and commerce, integrating the world’s economic systems more deeply, and allowing for creativity to flourish in how economic arrangements take shape should bring growing prosperity to everyone in the world.
What we are doing is building and rewiring the fundamental building blocks of the economy. We are trying to literally transform the very nature of money and value exchange with programmable digital currency. Blockchain gives us an economic system that is smart, connected, programmable, highly efficient, instant, global, secure and private.
This new architecture makes ‘money’ a native data type on the internet, and allows this new form of ‘digital money’ to be scripted, programmed, hacked and built upon by developers and creators in ways we have never imagined.”
Circle USDC Institutional Trading Program
Digital asset markets are quickly becoming the future of trading and markets infrastructure, and digital dollar stablecoins such as USDC are rapidly evolving as foundational infrastructure for trading firms and market makers globally. USDC has rapidly become one of the most important and trusted digital currencies in the world.
The Circle USDC Institutional Trading Program has been designed to meet the needs of high volume trading firms, crypto exchanges and market makers.
Next Gen payment processing solution
Circle has re-imagined processing payments to accept global payments across traditional and blockchain rails in one powerful integration. Open up new markets and drive down costs to your business with payments infrastructure powered by USDC.
Programmatic, fast and global payouts
Send faster, lower-cost payouts to all your customers, vendors, and suppliers around the world. Circle gives you the infrastructure to automate your payout workflows, whether you fund your payouts using payments accepted with Circle or directly from funding your Circle Account.
Accessible, reliable digital dollar accounts infrastructure
Move funds easily using the next generation technology stack for money. Circle custody balances and facilitate transfers for your global customer base without the complexity of traditional banking.
Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Jeremy is responsible for strategy, vision and operating execution at Circle. He brings more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms, including founder and CEO of Brightcove, technologist and entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, CTO of Macromedia, and co-founder and CTO of Allaire Corporation.