Square Just Made It A Lot Easier To Own Bitcoin

Matt Thalman - INO.com Contributor - ETFs

A few weeks ago, Square’s Cash Application began allowing users to buy, sell, and hold the crypto-currency Bitcoin. Square’s Cash App, which is generally used to transfer money, has now unofficially endorsed the crypto-currency with what is essentially a trial offering to a limited number of Cash App customers. It should be noted that Square has allowed customers to use Bitcoin as a form of payment for nearly two years now, but customers needed to purchase their Bitcoin’s through other methods in the past.

In a statement, a Square spokesperson said, “We’re always listening to our customers, and we’ve found that they are interested in using the Cash App to buy Bitcoin. We’re exploring how Square can make this experience faster and easier, and have rolled out this feature to a small number of Cash App customers. We believe cryptocurrency can greatly impact the ability of individuals to participate in the global financial system and we’re excited to learn more here.”

Square’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is a believer in crypto-currencies and the blockchain technology they are built on. He recently told an interviewer that blockchain is “the next big unlock.” The interview went further, and Dorsey disclosed that friends and family had asked him how they could buy Bitcoin, which may be an insight into why he has moved Square in its current direction. Continue reading "Square Just Made It A Lot Easier To Own Bitcoin"

Time To Buy Twitter?

Hello MarketClub members everywhere, I thought that I would take a look at a stock that's been in the news and that everyone has heard of. The stock I will be looking at today is Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) which announced yesterday it would trim its workforce by up to 8% which meant they would be laying off 336 employees.

This once darling of the tech world has seen its stock price consistently move lower since its IPO when it traded a short time later up as high as $74.73 on December 26th, 2013. Since that time, Twitter has seen its influence and stock price steadily erode with the stock price hitting a low of $21 this past August. Continue reading "Time To Buy Twitter?"