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Sweet BNPL. Affirm Shares Continue Move Higher on Apple Report

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is currently one of the hottest sectors of Fintech. BNPL is a service that can be provided at the point of sale for a transaction and thus supplant traditional credit cards in regards to larger transactions. As credit cards tend… Read More

Payments Fintech Square to Acquire Australia’s Leading BNPL Firm Afterpay for $29 Billion

Fintech giant Square (NYSE:SQ) will be acquiring Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later or BNLP firm Afterpay for $29 billion. For payments Fintech Square, this deal should serve as a key opportunity to enter the fast-growing BNPL market that is now challenging the traditional merchant card-based… Read More

Square to Launch New Business Focused on Bitcoin

Square (NYSE:SQ) founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed a new business line for the company focused on Bitcoin. Dorsey announced the “open developer platform” via his other company Twitter. Dorsey said the goal is to make it easy to create “non-custodial, permissionless, and decentralized financial… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Hardware Wallet to be Developed by Jack Dorsey’s Payments Fintech Square

Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) will reportedly be developing a hardware wallet for Bitcoin (BTC), the payments giant revealed on Thursday (July 8, 2021). We’re doing it #Bitcoin https://t.co/IwbKuBoXGv — jack (@jack) July 8, 2021 Square’s announcement came after US Senator Elizabeth Warren cautioned about the… Read More

Jack Dorsey Says Square Crypto Wallet May Be on the Way

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Square (NYSE:SQ) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), has tweeted out that a digital wallet may be forthcoming from Square. The tweet was shared in advance of a presentation at the enormous Bitcoin conference taking place in Miami.   Square is considering making… Read More

CommonBond Appoints Square’s Sonali Sambhus to Board of Directors

  CommonBond, an online lending platform servicing the student loan market, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Sonali Sambhus to its Board of Directors. According to CommonBond, Sambhus currently leads the developer platform at Square.  CommonBond also revealed that Sambhus has two decades of experience building technology products, from… Read More

Square Announces New Integration With Google

    Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) announced on Thursday its new integration with Google Merchant Center. According to Square, the integration makes it easier for Square sellers to reach new customers through direct product listings on Google. “Square for Retail merchants can now have products… Read More

Fintech Plaid Partners with Payments Firm Square to Help US Merchants Handle ACH Debits without Holding Sensitive Bank Details

For many digital commerce platforms, ACH payments debited directly from customer bank accounts offer a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional credit cards. Although cards may expire and can also go missing, account and routing numbers for ACH payments tend to be more permanent,… Read More

Square Announces Integrated Omnichannel Solutions For Businesses Makes Debut in Ireland

  Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) announced on Tuesday it has launched its integrated omnichannel solutions for businesses in Ireland. The fintech giant reported that following what it calls a successful Early Access Program, now all merchants and enterprises throughout the country may access Square’s… Read More

Coinbase Transaction Revenue Stream Might Get “Killed” by Bitcoin and Crypto ETFs, Analyst Argues

Ram Ahluwalia, CFA, Founder of PeerIQ and careful observer of the Fintech, Crypto, markets, and startups space, has posed what he claims to be “a $100 billion question” for Coinbase. So here’s the $100 Bn question for Coinbase…If digital currency ETFs are inevitable, consumers will… Read More

Fintech Square Cash App Users Now Able to Send Instant Bitcoin Payments for Free

Payments company Square’s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App now allows users to complete Bitcoin payments without having to pay transaction fees. You can now instantly send bitcoin to other $cashtags for free, right from your Cash App. To celebrate, we’re giving out $1 million in BTC. To… Read More

Restaurant Online Ordering System Menufy Announces Integration With Square

  Menufy, a commission-free, online ordering system for independently owned restaurants and small chains in the U.S., announced on Tuesday it has integrated with Square to help businesses increase their digital ordering volume. Through the integration, restaurateurs that use a Square for Restaurants point-of-sale (POS)… Read More

Cash App from Square, Venmo from PayPal are Benefiting from Increased Use of Digital Wallets by Millennials, Analysts Explains

Catherine Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC, an investment management company that managed the largest actively-managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) last year, recently commented on Fintech industry developments and shared her views regarding future growth opportunities. Wood, who previously worked at Jennison… Read More

Acquisition of Jay-Z’s Tidal by Square to have No Material Impact on Fintech Firm’s Revenue, Company Says, as Analyst Breaks Down the Deal

Rob Walker, a Senior writer at Marker on the intersections of design, consumer culture, branding and business, is asking whether Jack Dorsey is playing Jay-Z, or is the billionaire hip-hop artist and entrepreneur playing the Twitter and Square CEO? Walker, a longtime NYT contributor and… Read More

Fintech Square Acquires Majority Stake in Tidal in Strategic Shift

Square (NYSE:SQ), a top publicly traded Fintech, has acquired a majority stake in the music streaming service TIDAL. Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed the investment via Twitter, another company where he is CEO and founder.   Square is acquiring a majority ownership stake… Read More

Square Announces Financial Services to Begin Banking Operations

Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) announced on Monday its industrial bank, Square Financial Services, has begun operations after completing the charter approval process with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. According to Square, Square Financial Services is an… Read More

Dan Dolev from Mizuho Says Fintechs like PayPal and Square have P2P Payments Edge Against Large Banks

Dan Dolev, Mizuho senior Fintech Analyst, recently commented on who he thinks might be the long-term “winners” in payments and the wider financial technology space. Dolev, who shared his views and insights with Yahoo Finance, noted that Square is “all about the terminal value.” He… Read More

Payments Company Square Acquires an Additional $170 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) to Boost its Corporate Treasury

Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) has invested an additional $170 million in Bitcoin (BTC). Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed on Tuesday (February 23, 2021) that it was time to “double down” on the firm’s commitment to the world’s largest digital currency (in terms… Read More

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

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