A cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, Circle, acquired on 26 February one of the most famous on the financial market cryptocurrency exchanges, Poloniex, for $400 mln. This step turned Circle into one of the most powerful and influential businesses in the crypto market.
September 14, 2016 - Apple embraces Bitcoin technology, permitting Circle to integrate Bitcoin payments with the iMessage app found on iOS devices. Bitcoin breaks the $600.00 mark and is maintaining that position.
Apple announced the update for its iOS 10 mobile operating system and iMessages that will include the Circle payments app, this may also mean a potential integration of Bitcoin payments along with fiat via the Circle pay app system.