Square’s Bitcoin Efforts Generate $34 Million in Revenue, But Doubt Remains

Square's peer-to-peer Cash app supports the trading of Bitcoin. Photo credit: Square

Square announced the results (PDF) of its first-quarter 2018 earnings, and for the most part, it was pretty routine. But one thing that did stand out was the revenue that was generated from Bitcoin: $34 million. This was the first time the company revealed the figure, given the fact that it only started letting its… Continue reading Square’s Bitcoin Efforts Generate $34 Million in Revenue, But Doubt Remains

Square’s Future Rests With Its Small Business Loan Program

Tod Wilson is largely what you’d expect from a small business owner. As the proprietor of Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory in New Jersey, he wants to grow his business and eventually take it nationwide. When I interviewed him in 2015, he had plans to open additional locations both in New Jersey and New York and… Continue reading Square’s Future Rests With Its Small Business Loan Program

Square’s $5 Billion Gamble To Change The Commerce World

“And how will you be paying for these?” This is a question that some of us may remember being asked when buying groceries, clothes, or other goods and services. The marketplace has become congested with numerous ways for someone to pay for things. There’s the time honored tradition of using cash, or perhaps by writing… Continue reading Square’s $5 Billion Gamble To Change The Commerce World