Circle is a consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money. Circle was founded in 2013 by Internet pioneer Jeremy Allaire and is backed by $26 million in venture funding from Breyer Capital, Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners. Circle is building a suite of consumer products that leverage Bitcoin technology to enable greater ease-of use for online and in-person payments, enhanced security and privacy for users, and the convenience of free, instant, global digital money transfers.With corporate headquarters in Boston, Mass. and international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Circle is building products that offer greater ease-of-use in online and in-person payments, enhanced security and privacy for consumers, and lower costs for businesses accepting digital payments. Like other major disruptions unleashed by the power of the open Internet, Circle believes that digital currencies, like bitcoin, have the potential to transform the world economy.