Circle (company) - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Circle or Circle Internet Financial Limited is a technology company that enables the transaction of both Fiat and digital currencies. The business was created in 2013 and is based in Boston, US, and has received a large sum of funding from notable companies like Goldman Sachs. Users can create a circle account and use it to process Fiat payments using US issued Debit and Credit cards, the service can also be used to buy and sell Bitcoins, and can act as a Bitcoin wallet. The Circle service allows friends and family to easily transfer money between each other and request funds for things like presents or taxis etc. The business has expanded into many other countries, notable the UK where the FCA granted them an electronic money license in 2016, and there are propositions for expansion into China.

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