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Circle.com Review

Update: From 12/7/2016 Coinbase does not support buying or selling Bitcoin anymore – they recommend Coinbase instead. Goodbye Circle, we wont miss you anyway ��

Defining one of its aims as having bitcoin go mainstream, Circle makes its name known in the cryptocurrency world by the $17M funding raised in its Series B Financing. Circle is a fairly fresh bitcoin service as it exited the beta stage on October 1, 2014. Let’s take a look at the details of what it offers to the bitcoin ecosystem.

Very first of all, it should be noted that Circle is not an exchange where you can trade bitcoins with others. You just deposit money to Circle, or withdraw. If you deposit USD, for example, Circle converts the money you deposit into BTC at its current market rate, and you see bitcoins in your account. You may then send bitcoins to others, to withdraw your bitcoins, or withdraw USD at a later time at the market price of that time.

Circle.com Availability

One of the very first things that attracts attention is that Circle comes in seven different languages; English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. This makes the website available for the global audience. However, using Circle from outside US is not that effortless because only US bank accounts and credit cards are accepted for deposits and withdrawals. If you insist using Circle in your country, you very first need to get bitcoins; then you can send bitcoins to your Circle account, since there is no limitation in bitcoin transfers from or to Circle.

Almost all of the world currencies are accepted. We especially checked Bolivian boliviano, which is the Bolivia’s currency, where the central bank has banned bitcoin, and Circle even has an exchange rate for Bolivian boliviano, as long as you make the deposit from a US bank.

Circle has a mobile application for both iOS and Android, which makes its use available at any time by bringing the convenience of a mobile application.

Circle.com Reliability

Circle.com is wielded and operated by Circle Internet Financial Inc., a licensed US money transmitter company regulated by the FinCEN. They have a solid anti-money laundering statement and they express their commitment to securing your money anywhere they have the chance to. Despite our inability to find the physical location or phone number of the company, private details of the management team members and the board of directors are lightly reachable at the website’s About section.

Circle.com Security

When signing up for an account in Circle, you have to give a valid mobile phone number that you have access. This is favourable for security reasons, because each time you sign in to your account, Circle sends you a text message for a code verification, which makes it truly hard for malicious hackers to leak into your account. On the other forearm, it is not so favourable if you want to stay anonymous.

The SMS verification is also the standard option in logging in, however you may switch the verification method as Google’s 2-factor authentication, which is more versatile than SMS verification.

As for the security of your deposited coins, Circle claims its security system is military-grade. Also, in the front page, it is said that “All of the money in your Circle account is insured at no cost to you.” As with all such online financial services, customers still need to take necessary security measures. In the security settings, we recommend requiring 2-factor authentication for all withdrawals to attain the utmost security. Since Circle stores bitcoins in cold wallets, it is indeed so unlikely that your coins get stolen by any hacker attack.

All in all, Circle’s security level is arguably even higher than that any commercial bank presently offers.

Circle.com User practice

Circle has a very ordinary and easy-to-use design. Texts are lightly readable, look is stylish. Once you are logged in, there are two elementary buttons; add funds and withdraw funds, both of which will guide you through the necessary steps to put USD to your account or withdraw your balance to a US bank account.

Other than that, you may send or request BTC. You may use those features to deposit and withdraw BTC, or to send coins to others. Those features permit you to specify the transaction amount in any given currency to facilitate calculations.

To send bitcoins to another Circle user, you only need their e-mail address. Those type of transactions are done in Circle’s databases and they do not take place in the bitcoin’s block chain, so they are called off-chain transactions. Circle is one of the very first financial services to provide off-chain transaction capability with a bullet-proof security.

Support and Availability

If anything goes wrong or if you otherwise need help, you are welcome at Circle Help Center, where you will find many of the most encountered issues. The help centre also have the total support for the seven languages Circle offers. If you need any further help, you may call Circle customer services, albeit it’s available only on weekdays from 10AM to 2PM EDT. Unluckily, there is no live help, but the ticket-based support is effortless work with, helpful and reliable. Tho’ the ticket system as well is seemingly open only on weekdays.

Circle.com Review Conclusion

There are some web design issues. For example, when you click one of the links at the bottom of the page while you are logged in, such as About and News, the directed page is shown as if you were yet to log in. It has also been observed that “keep me signed in for thirty days” is not working decently. Those are the issues that Circle may lightly solve, and it is so likely that there won’t be any such issue in a very brief time.

Maybe the most remarkable feature of Circle is its no-fee policy. Besides no fees being taken in withdrawals and deposits, the conversion rate is more or less the same with any exchange, which means that there are no hidden fees, either. Of course, all bitcoin transactions require a fee by the bitcoin network itself. However, that fee is most of the time negligible, being as low as four US cents. The fees required by bank, as well, apply in depositing and withdrawing funds.

In conclusion, Circle is an innovative payment system that combines the bitcoin infrastructure with cutting-edge security, suggested in its simplistic design that makes it effortless for anyone to have and work with bitcoins.

They recently sent an email promotion that if I refer friends I get $Ten once they commence sending money. I added three friends and they come up with excuses not to pay the referral promotion they emailed me. I would advise people to use Coinbase.com its lighter and customer service responds to problems quickly and they are trustworthy with their bitcoin prices and promotions they suggest. Johnny the customer service rep at Circle.com is shady.

I was liking the simpleness of using circle.com and have made numerous transactions successfully until recently when there seemed to be a hiccup in my buying. The transaction didn’t go through and my funds were returned to my bank but it’s been over three days now and all I get when I log in is this.

“We need to check a few things.

We need to take some extra time to review your account. We’re sorry for the delay. You will receive an email from Circle when your account is ready. This process typically takes 3-5 business days.”

I haven’t received any response to my emails or any explanation.

Would like to buy bitcoins

Be aware of these Scam Artist. They are the very first Bitcoin Dictatorship.

This is my practice: I am very fresh to bitcoin and still learning but I already had several practices good and bad I would like to share. One of my very first practice and with no idea how to purchase or where, I found this website called Circle.com. I eyed how effortless it was to acquire Bitcoins there so I determined to purchase $100 usd. The purchase practice was ok, a little long but I guess since I was a very first time user. I eventually received my bitcoins on the 4th business day and got on email telling me to please cash them out. I was a little confused since I just recently purchased them. On the entire Idea that I desired to have my very first Bitcoins, not to liberate money stupidly by doing what they we’re obligated me to do. I wrote to them and received information that they dreamed to verify my account. To me this is becoming suspicious! They sell bitcoins but they also make you unwilling sell your bitcoins. I guess they can be called the very first Bitcoin Dictatorship! Since I am downright against this I determined to just leave my bitcoins and wait a little so I can get my money’s worth back and leave far far away from this company. At the moment I was loosing 11% already do to bitcoin devaluation. After a duo of days I received and email telling my account has been closed, and go wonder….. I can’t obtain my bitcoins. Please be aware of this company and there narcissism! Do not let your money get stolen here. I will be posting email proof and could send to you directly if needed.

Malditos ladrones, me cerraron la cuenta con mis bitcoins comprados en el sistema de ellos. Realiza una compra y debido a que encontre un mejor precio en otra parte deje de comprar aca. Un tiempo despues recibo un correo diciendo que mi cuenta ha sido cerrada y obviamente perdi mis bitcoins.

Don´t throw away your money! They sell you bitcoins you can´t transfer and then close your account. Obviously they keep your bitcoins since your account in no longer existing.

worst customer service ever. terrible service. very hard to get ahold of a person to help you. do not even have live talk. all you get is automated emails and it takes them days to react to problems, which there are many! every transaction seems to be a problem with this rock-hard. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of Circle.

Do not use unless you want to be ripped off or wait weeks for your BTC.

If I could give a rating of Negative one thousand I would.

They took my money and then, after taking my money, they required me to provide everything brief of my dna and still have not released the BTC, it has been about a week. I asked them to release the BTC or refund my money and they said they need to check some stuff and I will get an email in a few days.

They were very condescending. I will never ever use them again.

Review – Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card

Circle.com Review

Update: From 12/7/2016 Coinbase does not support buying or selling Bitcoin anymore – they recommend Coinbase instead. Goodbye Circle, we wont miss you anyway ��

Defining one of its aims as having bitcoin go mainstream, Circle makes its name known in the cryptocurrency world by the $17M funding raised in its Series B Financing. Circle is a fairly fresh bitcoin service as it exited the beta stage on October 1, 2014. Let’s take a look at the details of what it offers to the bitcoin ecosystem.

Very first of all, it should be noted that Circle is not an exchange where you can trade bitcoins with others. You just deposit money to Circle, or withdraw. If you deposit USD, for example, Circle converts the money you deposit into BTC at its current market rate, and you see bitcoins in your account. You may then send bitcoins to others, to withdraw your bitcoins, or withdraw USD at a later time at the market price of that time.

Circle.com Availability

One of the very first things that attracts attention is that Circle comes in seven different languages; English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. This makes the website available for the global audience. However, using Circle from outside US is not that effortless because only US bank accounts and credit cards are accepted for deposits and withdrawals. If you insist using Circle in your country, you very first need to get bitcoins; then you can send bitcoins to your Circle account, since there is no confinement in bitcoin transfers from or to Circle.

Almost all of the world currencies are accepted. We especially checked Bolivian boliviano, which is the Bolivia’s currency, where the central bank has banned bitcoin, and Circle even has an exchange rate for Bolivian boliviano, as long as you make the deposit from a US bank.

Circle has a mobile application for both iOS and Android, which makes its use available at any time by bringing the convenience of a mobile application.

Circle.com Reliability

Circle.com is possessed and operated by Circle Internet Financial Inc., a licensed US money transmitter company regulated by the FinCEN. They have a solid anti-money laundering statement and they express their commitment to securing your money anywhere they have the chance to. Despite our inability to find the physical location or phone number of the company, individual details of the management team members and the board of directors are lightly reachable at the website’s About section.

Circle.com Security

When signing up for an account in Circle, you have to give a valid mobile phone number that you have access. This is favourable for security reasons, because each time you sign in to your account, Circle sends you a text message for a code verification, which makes it indeed hard for malicious hackers to leak into your account. On the other mitt, it is not so favourable if you want to stay anonymous.

The SMS verification is also the standard option in logging in, however you may switch the verification method as Google’s 2-factor authentication, which is more versatile than SMS verification.

As for the security of your deposited coins, Circle claims its security system is military-grade. Also, in the front page, it is said that “All of the money in your Circle account is insured at no cost to you.” As with all such online financial services, customers still need to take necessary security measures. In the security settings, we recommend requiring 2-factor authentication for all withdrawals to attain the utmost security. Since Circle stores bitcoins in cold wallets, it is indeed so unlikely that your coins get stolen by any hacker attack.

All in all, Circle’s security level is arguably even higher than that any commercial bank presently offers.

Circle.com User practice

Circle has a very elementary and easy-to-use design. Texts are lightly readable, look is stylish. Once you are logged in, there are two ordinary buttons; add funds and withdraw funds, both of which will guide you through the necessary steps to put USD to your account or withdraw your balance to a US bank account.

Other than that, you may send or request BTC. You may use those features to deposit and withdraw BTC, or to send coins to others. Those features permit you to specify the transaction amount in any given currency to facilitate calculations.

To send bitcoins to another Circle user, you only need their e-mail address. Those type of transactions are done in Circle’s databases and they do not take place in the bitcoin’s block chain, so they are called off-chain transactions. Circle is one of the very first financial services to provide off-chain transaction capability with a bullet-proof security.

Support and Availability

If anything goes wrong or if you otherwise need help, you are welcome at Circle Help Center, where you will find many of the most encountered issues. The help centre also have the utter support for the seven languages Circle offers. If you need any further help, you may call Circle customer services, albeit it’s available only on weekdays from 10AM to 2PM EDT. Unluckily, there is no live help, but the ticket-based support is effortless work with, helpful and reliable. However the ticket system as well is seemingly open only on weekdays.

Circle.com Review Conclusion

There are some web design issues. For example, when you click one of the links at the bottom of the page while you are logged in, such as About and News, the directed page is shown as if you were yet to log in. It has also been observed that “keep me signed in for thirty days” is not working decently. Those are the issues that Circle may lightly solve, and it is so likely that there won’t be any such issue in a very brief time.

Maybe the most remarkable feature of Circle is its no-fee policy. Besides no fees being taken in withdrawals and deposits, the conversion rate is more or less the same with any exchange, which means that there are no hidden fees, either. Of course, all bitcoin transactions require a fee by the bitcoin network itself. However, that fee is most of the time negligible, being as low as four US cents. The fees required by bank, as well, apply in depositing and withdrawing funds.

In conclusion, Circle is an innovative payment system that combines the bitcoin infrastructure with cutting-edge security, suggested in its simplistic design that makes it effortless for anyone to have and work with bitcoins.

They recently sent an email promotion that if I refer friends I get $Ten once they commence sending money. I added three friends and they come up with excuses not to pay the referral promotion they emailed me. I would advise people to use Coinbase.com its lighter and customer service responds to problems quickly and they are trustworthy with their bitcoin prices and promotions they suggest. Johnny the customer service rep at Circle.com is shady.

I was liking the simpleness of using circle.com and have made numerous transactions successfully until recently when there seemed to be a hiccup in my buying. The transaction didn’t go through and my funds were returned to my bank but it’s been over three days now and all I get when I log in is this.

“We need to check a few things.

We need to take some extra time to review your account. We’re sorry for the delay. You will receive an email from Circle when your account is ready. This process typically takes 3-5 business days.”

I haven’t received any response to my emails or any explanation.

Would like to buy bitcoins

Be aware of these Scam Artist. They are the very first Bitcoin Dictatorship.

This is my practice: I am very fresh to bitcoin and still learning but I already had several practices good and bad I would like to share. One of my very first practice and with no idea how to purchase or where, I found this website called Circle.com. I eyed how effortless it was to acquire Bitcoins there so I determined to purchase $100 usd. The purchase practice was ok, a little long but I guess since I was a very first time user. I ultimately received my bitcoins on the 4th business day and got on email telling me to please cash them out. I was a little confused since I just recently purchased them. On the entire Idea that I desired to have my very first Bitcoins, not to liberate money stupidly by doing what they we’re obligated me to do. I wrote to them and received information that they desired to verify my account. To me this is becoming suspicious! They sell bitcoins but they also make you unwilling sell your bitcoins. I guess they can be called the very first Bitcoin Dictatorship! Since I am totally against this I determined to just leave my bitcoins and wait a little so I can get my money’s worth back and leave far far away from this company. At the moment I was loosing 11% already do to bitcoin devaluation. After a duo of days I received and email telling my account has been closed, and go wonder….. I can’t obtain my bitcoins. Please be aware of this company and there narcissism! Do not let your money get stolen here. I will be posting email proof and could send to you directly if needed.

Malditos ladrones, me cerraron la cuenta con mis bitcoins comprados en el sistema de ellos. Realiza una compra y debido a que encontre un mejor precio en otra parte deje de comprar aca. Un tiempo despues recibo un correo diciendo que mi cuenta ha sido cerrada y obviamente perdi mis bitcoins.

Don´t throw away your money! They sell you bitcoins you can´t transfer and then close your account. Obviously they keep your bitcoins since your account in no longer existing.

worst customer service ever. terrible service. very hard to get ahold of a person to help you. do not even have live talk. all you get is automated emails and it takes them days to react to problems, which there are many! every transaction seems to be a problem with this rock-hard. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of Circle.

Do not use unless you want to be ripped off or wait weeks for your BTC.

If I could give a rating of Negative one thousand I would.

They took my money and then, after taking my money, they required me to provide everything brief of my dna and still have not released the BTC, it has been about a week. I asked them to release the BTC or refund my money and they said they need to check some stuff and I will get an email in a few days.

They were very condescending. I will never ever use them again.

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