A Basic Income on the Blockchain
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What is Circles?

Circles is an electronic cryptocurrency with the aim to create and distribute a globally accessible Universal Basic Income.


In traditional debt-based currencies one sells goods, borrows money, or invests working power to receive money. With Circles, one receives money unconditionally to engage with their community, creating value through offering goods or services.


A worldwide basic income is something so powerful that no single entity should have control over the money or its recipients. Using blockchain technology, Circles will be independent of any central issuing authority or institution.


Circles runs on the blockchain, a secure, decentralised, autonomously managed database. Since the system's money emerges from a network of peer-to-peer relationships, it maintains stability on a local level, regardless of how things go nationally or globally.

Fostering Cooperation

Circles promotes cooperation and economic interaction by creating local trade networks. The more connected community members are to each other, the more valuable their network becomes.

Hoarding Resistant

Circles has an inbuilt inflation target of 5% per annum to discourage hoarding. This also increases the velocity of money in circulation, creating more opportunities for exchange and economic activity.


Seigniorage is the profit made from the difference between the production costs and the value of money. As Circles is a credit-based currency that costs little to create, you retain most of this value as first spender.

How can I participate?

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Circles is an open source community - we are always looking for passionate contributors. If you are interested in participating or to follow our progress, please join our chat room.

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Support Circles

We are always seeking sponsors to offer a city, space, or resources for testing an implementation of our basic income prototype. Interested in supporting the project?

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For any inquiries, e-mail hello@joincircles.net or come join our chat

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