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BitPay Says Fintechs Square and PayPal will Drive Bitcoin and other Cryptos to Become Globally Accepted Payment Method

The team at BitPay, a blockchain payment technology firm that allows users to accept and send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, notes that even though 2020 was a “rollercoaster of a year for the world,” digital currency remains at the “forefront” of the future of finance…. Read More

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey Expresses Concerns Regarding FinCEN’s Proposed Bitcoin and Crypto Regulations

Payments company Square‘s (NYSE:SQ) Jack Dorsey has expressed concerns regarding recently proposed Bitcoin (BTC) related regulations. The bitcoin regulations proposed by FinCEN give few useful powers to regulators, greatly roll back economic freedoms while pointlessly surveilling law-abiding people, and create databases of info about who… Read More

The Time of COVID: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2020

2020 was a challenging year for the entire world. The ongoing health crisis surprised everyone as the world dove into a pandemic, pummeling the global economy and impacting everyone. In many respects, Fintech emerged as a beneficiary of COVID-19. Digital transformation of financial services were… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Thesis Matured in 2020 due to COVID-19 which led to “Unprecedented” Macro Policy: Report

Kinjal Shah, a Senior Associate at San Francisco-based Blockchain Capital LLC, a VC and private equity firm that’s focused on the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector, notes that research shows that only around 34% of Americans still have a “fair amount of trust”… Read More

Fintech Startups are “Unbundling” Bank of America’s Front Office, as Lender’s Profits Decline 16% YoY: Report

Research firm CBInsights has released a new report titled, Unbundling Bank Of America: How The Traditional Bank Is Being Disrupted. The report looks at mortgages, Robo-advisors, trading software, and also examines how Fintech firms have been trying to “unbundle” Bank of America’s front office. According… Read More

Payments Platform Square Unveils Plans to be Net-Zero Carbon For Operations By 2030

Payments platform Square announced on Tuesday its plans to become net-zero carbon for operations by 2030, including its primary Scope 3 emissions. The company furthe revealed the launch of its Bitcoin Clean Energy Investment Initiative, where it has committed $10 million to support companies that help drive… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Price has been Surging at the Time US Equity Markets have Been Open as Institutional Interest Grows: Report

During the past few weeks, Ari Paul, CIO at BlockTower Capital, and Luke Martin, a prominent digital asset trader, have noted that Bitcoin’s (BTC) upward price movements since late October 2020 have mostly taken place during US market hours. A report from Coin Metrics points… Read More

Digital Payments Companies PayPal and Square have Acquired Over 100% of All Newly Minted Bitcoin (BTC): Report

Paypal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has reportedly acquired as much as 70% of all the newly mined Bitcoin (BTC) since the payments company began allowing users to purchase digital currencies. These estimates have been provided by Pantera Capital, a prominent hedge fund management firm. The company published… Read More

Italian Mobile Payments Firm Satispay Secures €93 Million from Share Sale to Square, Tencent, Others

Italian mobile payments firm Satispay has secured €93 million (appr. $110.5 million) in capital from a share sale to several different investors which includes payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), tech giant Tencent (HKG: 0700), LGT Lightstone and TIM Ventures. Satispay’s investment round consisted of €68 million… Read More

Payments Platform Square Sold $1.63 Billion in Bitcoin (BTC) via Cash App, Made $32 Million in Gross Profits in Q3 2020

Square (NYSE:SQ), a popular payments platform, confirmed on November 5, 2020, that it had sold around $1.63 billion in Bitcoin (BTC) via its widely-used Cash App during Q3 2020. Square’s management reported gross profits of about $32 million from Bitcoin transactions (for the third quarter… Read More

Square Announces General Availablity of New Developer Tool “Terminal API”

Payments platform Square announced on Thursday the general availability of its newest developer tool, Terminal API. According to Square, the new API enables developers to connect Square Terminal, an all-in-one card payments device, to their POS, ERP, or practice management system, regardless of the platform or… Read More

Digital Wallets are Being Added at an Exponential Rate with PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App Onboarding Millions of Consumers: Report

Digital or online wallets are adding new users at an exponential rate, according to a recent report from ARK Invest. The report revealed that PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App have managed to onboard around 60 million users organically in the past 10 and 7… Read More

Square Buys Bitcoin – “We believe that bitcoin has the potential to be a more ubiquitous currency”

Square (NYSE:SQ), a popular payments platform, has purchased 4709 Bitcoin or about $50 million worth in a sign of solid support for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. In a release, Square said that Bitcoin was an “instrument of economic empowerment and provides a way for… Read More

Square Unveils On-Demand Pay & Instant Payments Feature For Payroll Customers

Payments platform Square announced on Tuesday the launch of two new features, On-Demand Pay for employees, and Instant Payments for employers. The company claims that the features will enable Square Payroll customers and their employees to more easily and effectively manage their cash flow. “The… Read More

Payments Firm Square Reports $875 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue via Cash App during Q2 2020

Payments company Square (NYSE:SQ) reported on August 4, 2020, that it generated $875 million in Bitcoin (BTC) related revenue through the company’s popular Cash App service during Q2 2020. Overall, Square reported a big beat topping analyst expectations. The jump was driven in part from… Read More

Square Announces Acquisition of Operations Management Platform Stitch Labs

Payments platform Square recently announced it has acquired Stitch Labs, an operations management platform for growing commerce brands. The acquisition comes less than a month after Square acquired Spain-based P2P payments app, Verse.  Founded in 2011, Stitch Labs describes itself as the leading operations management… Read More

Square Announces Acquisition of Spanish P2P Payments App Verse

Payments platform Square announced on Monday it has acquired Spain-based P2P payments app, Verse. Founded in 2015, Verse describes itself as a mobile app that allows users to share payments easily, instantly, and with no hidden fees. “Not only can you pay and receive money… Read More

Payments Company Square’s Cash App Now Lets Users Schedule Automatic Bitcoin (BTC) Purchases at Set Time Intervals

Payments company Square‘s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App now lets users schedule automatic Bitcoin (BTC) purchases at specific times, which includes daily, weekly, or bi-weekly options. Cash App’s new feature is called “Auto Invest,” and seems to be based on the concept of dollar-cost averaging, which involves… Read More

Fintech ETFs Record Significant Gains as Consumers Stay Home and Shop via Digital Commerce Platforms

As US residents continue to stay home, due to lockdowns following the COVID-19 outbreak, many consumers have been purchasing products and services from online merchants (instead of visiting physical store locations). A significant increase in e-commerce activity has led to the adoption of the latest… Read More

Payments Company Square Generated $306 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue During Q1 2020

Payments company Square (NYSE:SQ) revealed on May 6, 2020 that it generated $306 million in Bitcoin (BTC) revenue during Q1 2020. Square noted in its latest earnings release to investors: “Bitcoin revenue generated gross profit of $7 million in the first quarter of 2020.”  The… Read More

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