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Despite Crypto Market Crash, Major Firms are Filling Hundreds of Crypto Jobs: Report

  Deloitte reportedly has the highest number of open positions with 144 crypto-related vacancies in the last seven days, “followed by ex-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Block (formerly Square) and Cash App with 59 and 24 new crypto-related roles in the last seven days, respectively,” according… Read More

Indonesia’s Consumer Payments Fintech Flip Secures Second Close of Series B, Bringing Total to $100M+

Flip, Indonesia’s consumer payments platform, announced a second close of a Series B funding round “led by Tencent, with participation from Block, Inc. (formerly Square, Inc.) and existing investor Insight Partners.” A number of experienced operators “participated meaningfully in this extension round, including Guillaume Pousaz,… Read More

Square to be Included on iPhone Tap to Pay

Square, part of Block (NYSE: SQ), says it will add its Tap to Pay feature on the iPhone with an Early Access Program available today and wide release later this year. Square said that it has been working with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to enable Tap to… Read More

Fintech Square Acquires GoParrot to Provide Advanced Capabilities for Restaurants

  Square, part of Block (NYSE:SQ), recently announced that it acquired GoParrot, an “all-in-one” digital ordering and marketing platform for restaurants. GoParrot enables restaurants “to connect more easily and directly with customers through powerful omnichannel software.” As a long-time Square partner, GoParrot’s products already “integrate… Read More

Launch of Square Loans Provides Simple Access to Funds for Canadian Companies

Square recently announced the launch of Square Loans in Canada, giving small businesses quick and simple “access to funds and eliminating another major pain point associated with running a business.” By using transaction data, Square Loans “proactively surfaces customized offers to eligible sellers, providing them… Read More

Piper Sandler Gen Z Survey Reports Apple Pay as Top Payment App Beating Venmo

Piper Sandler (NYSE: PIPR) has published its 43rd semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey which reviews trends and brand preferences from Gen Z (teens) across 44 U.S. states. The spring 2022 survey was conducted from February 16 to March 22 with the most responses from… Read More

Formerly Square, Block Admits that Customer Information was Stolen Last December

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Block (NYSE:SQ), formerly Square, has acknowledged a breach of information that involved users which took place in December of last year. The company states that it is contacting around 8.2 million current and former customers… Read More

Block, Inc. Finalizes Afterpay Acquisition

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) and Afterpay Limited have confirmed the successful completion of the Scheme of Arrangement under which Block has reportedly acquired all of the issued shares in Afterpay. This deal aims to allow Block to more effectively offer the best financial products and… Read More

Skip the Credit Card Terminal, Apple to Enable NFC Transactions Directly on the iPhone

Apple (NASDAQ:APPL), the largest publicly-traded company in the world, is predicted to enable credit card transactions directly via its ubiquitous iPhone. The new feature will challenge all credit card terminal providers like Block/Square (NYSE:SQ) that generate massive amounts of revenue by processing payments via credit… Read More

Fintech Firm Square Announces Launch in Spain After Successful Early Access Program

Block (formerly Square) (NYSE: SQ), the firm specializing in software, payments, and hardware solutions for businesses of all sizes, has announced its arrival in Spain following a successful Early Access Program. Beginning on January 25, 2022, Spanish entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners will be able… Read More

Former Square (now Block) CTO Bob Lee Joins Crypto Payments Fintech MobileCoin as Chief Product Officer

Bob Lee, ex- Chief Technical Officer at Square (now doing business as Block), has reportedly joined MobileCoin as its Chief Product Officer. As an early investor in and advisor to the crypto and virtual payments startup, Bob helped “shape product and technology strategy.” He now… Read More

Blockchain Intelligence Firm TRM Labs Secures $60M via Series B Round

TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence firm, has announced that it secured $60 million via a Series B round. TRM Labs‘ investment round has been led by Tiger Global along with contributions from financial institutions including American Express’ Amex Ventures, Visa, Citi Ventures, DRW Venture Capital,… Read More

Bitcoin focused Fintech Firm Blockstream Reports that Recent BTC Price Correction Is One of 2021’s Mildest

Bitcoin-focused Fintech firm Blockstream has published its Markets Weekly report., Blockstream‘s report, dated December 3, 2021, notes that Fidelity has established a new BTC ETF in Canada, while GS is considering BTC lending. As mentioned in the report, VanEck has filed for a mining ETF,… Read More

More Blockchain: Square Rebrands as Block

Square (NYSE:SQ) is now Block. The name change and rebranding were announced yesterday in a statement that highlighted Square’s ongoing transition from payments to multi-faceted Fintech. Square/Block was founded by Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter who just recently exited his CEO role at the… Read More

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