Tag: Square

Federal, Policy

Feds’ ‘stablecoin’ letter may boost crypto ambitions of Facebook, Square

September 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

The federal agency that oversees banks issued a letter on Monday that gives financial institutions a green light to hold reserves to support so-called stablecoins—digital currencies similar to Bitcoin that are backed on a one-to-one basis by real world money. […]

Events, Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple Pay introduces website payments but punts on peer-to-peer money transfer

June 15, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

In the keynote presentation of this week’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Apple announced that it would allow website developers to add an Apple Pay button to the checkout part of their sites. The company also revealed […]


Chip-based credit cards are old news; why is the US only rolling them out now?

November 27, 2015

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, mobile payments company Square announced that it is finally launching its long-awaited card reader that will accept payments from cards with an embedded chip or a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip. Currently, US consumers primarily rely on […]