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Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) To Grow Bitcoin Adoption

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The crypto community on Twitter is continually a treasure trove of observant enthusiasts and traders. One needs only to scroll down the numerous posts about crypto to have a feel of how up to date many are with the daily developments in the industry. One such example is @kerooke who had this to say about Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) on the future of Bitcoin (BTC) and the general direction of crypto adoption:

“Square has…

2 million merchants, A CEO who loves Bitcoin and a patent for a cryptocurrency payment network

I’ll let you connect the dots here.”

His tweet was accompanied by the following screenshot of the patent filed by Square Inc.

Patent by Square Inc. Source, Twitter.com

Square Inc. made the news back in mid-June when it got the go-ahead from regulators allowing New Yorkers to trade cryptocurrencies on the rapidly growing Cash App. The option to trade crypto was only available in other states. The approval to operate in New York was lacking up until then.

Cash App has been growing rapidly since it was launched in 2015. With the option of cryptocurrencies on the App, the sky is the limit for Square Inc. through its vision of also providing merchant services by integrating it to mobile payments.

According to Reuters.com:

“[Square’s] commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and services that help sellers make informed business decisions through the use of analytics and reporting. As a result, sellers can manage orders, inventory, locations, employees and payroll; engage and grow their sales with customers, and gain access to business loans. The Company monetizes these features through either a per transaction fee, a subscription fee or a service fee.” 

Are 3rd Party Payment Processing Firms Needed?

One question that has been on the mind of many Satoshi Nakamoto fans, is whether there need to be additional third-party payment processing technologies. The individual ledgers of each of our favorite cryptocurrencies are already efficient for peer-to-peer payments and as envisioned by Satoshi. In the above instance, Square is simply trying to replace banks as payment processors in the traditional setting of payments.

One Twitter user responded to the tweet about Square as follows:

“The idea of crypto is not to use any 3rd party providers when interacting with merchants. All this BS is irrelevant, square, circle, robinhood, retardapp all useless attempts to install paypal 2.0”

The other side of the argument is that an abrupt shift by merchants from traditional Point-of-Sale systems to Peer-to-Peer transactions is near impossible. This is due to the fact that each sale transaction needs to be tracked in efficient software solutions that also have the added benefit of managing orders, inventory, payroll, and even taxes.

This is where companies such as Square Inc. come in to play a major role in integrating crypto payments into an already functional ecosystem of merchant services. As the Point-of-Sale solutions provided by Square expand, so shall crypto adoption.

What is your opinion on third-party merchant solution providers such as Square Inc.? Do we really need crypto integrated into Point-of-Sale terminals? Or is this a redundancy to an already efficient peer-to-peer system pioneered by Bitcoin? Please share your comments below.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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