Circle acquires Poloniex for $400 million

Feb 28, 2018 · 4 min read

Circle, a US multi-currency digital payments company, has acquired Poloniex, the 14th cryptocurrency exchange platform with a total volume of $161,537,647 at the time of writing (see on


We are at the beginning of a probable crypto-economy consolidation, a market that is still immature but it also still keeping going to grow and continues to keep huge promises.

The entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has grown from around $20 billion since the beginning of last year, to around $500 billion in the last two weeks.

Jeremy Allaire — CEO Circle (see the profile)

Circle, an app specializing in sending and receiving money for mobile devices (Android and iOS), is made up of three parts: Circle Pay, for fiat currencies transfer, Circle Trade as liquidity provider of cryptocurrencies and the next Circle Invest, an application that will allow retail customers to invest in crypto-markets.

Poloniex, created by a team of crypto visionaries, has grown to become one of the world’s leading markets. Available in over a hundred countries on the globe, it offers an exchange with 68 different cryptocurrencies.

Circle CEO, Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville, say they want to grow the Poloniex platform, starting from customer support and the technical side needed to improve the platform, and expanding it, where possible, by increasing the tokens offer in Poloniex list, elaborating also the connectivity with the fiat currencies USD, EUR and GBP that already Circle offers with its three products: Pay, Trade and Invest.

An excellent sign for the cryptocurrency sector, showing how many companies want to join consolidating the best talent in the field of digital payments, mutually respecting the work of others.

Poloniex, in turn, accepts with great involvement, declaring that thanks to the experience of Circle, Poloniex will also benefit in terms of reliability and scalability. In this way it will be possible to have the right support to be able to build a tokens market that is already revolutionizing the fundamentals of the “exchange of value” on a global level.

Neville and Allaire, declare in their blog (see the link) as follows:

Sean Neville (see the profile) and Jeremy Allaire (see the profile)


Even if it’s not the only one! In fact, towards the end of June 2017, Blockstream, the main supplier of blockchain technologies, at the forefront of cryptography and distributed systems, acquired Bitcoin wallet software provider GreenAddress.

Here’s how he explained the choice Blockstream in his blog:


Connection is an important concept created in the crypto-economy (see the article), such as the desire to acquire other companies to join, giving them “welcome”, and to offer increasingly complete services to users, which bring an advantage for both.

Circle is a globally recognized company for its high standards of consumer protection and self-regulation, and thanks to the Poloniex acquisition, will be able to make a wide range of digital resources more accessible to the general public.


This article was originally written in Italian and translated in English by Stefania Stimolo for NovaMining.

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