Category: Square

Lightning Labs Mobile App Gets 2,000 Downloads in 24 Hours

San Francisco-based Lightning Labs, focused on a layered scaling solution for bitcoin, released its first mobile app on Wednesday. According to Lightning Labs application developer Tankred Hase, roughly 2,000 users downloaded the app across both iOS and Android. Both his inbox and the inbox of his colleague, developer Valentine Wallace, […]

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey: I Hope Private Firms Will See the Value of Stateless Currency

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said that he hopes private firms will understand the value of a stateless currency during an interview with technology news outlet Quartz published on June 14. Quartz reported that during the interview — which took place in the headquarters of his bitcoin (BTC)-supporting payments platform Square […]

All-in On Bitcoin: Square’s Crypto Division Snags Google Alumnus

Square Crypto Takes the Plunge (… Finally) A little over an hour ago, Square Crypto, the Silicon Valley firm’s Bitcoin (BTC) centric initiative/division started making some, uh, odd tweets. Introducing itself as Gary Fuches, the handle, run by Square, the financial technology play by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, claimed […]

US Ivy League University Rolls Out Online Course in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has introduced an online program on financial technologies, including digital currencies, according to a press release published on May 30. The new online program dubbed “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies” features lectures and case studies on topics such as payments, […]

Bitcoin Mass Adoption is ‘Inevitable’ as Square Moves Closer to Its Crypto Project Launch

Photo: Square / Twitter It seems that Square, a $32.7 billion mobile payment company, may be one step closer to launching its long-awaited crypto project. Its CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that Bitcoin mass adoption is “inevitable” and it is close to making its first hire: Took some time but getting […]