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Square Crypto Reports New $ 170 Million Bitcoin Purchase

Key facts:

Square Crypto has 5% of its reserves saved in bitcoin.

In 2020, 3 million customers bought or sold bitcoin on the Cash App.

Square Crypto announced a purchase of 3,318 bitcoins (BTC) for USD 170 million made during the last quarter of 2020.

This amount is added to the 4,709 BTC that Square bought in October of last year, which we reported in CriptoNoticias, and was then equivalent to USD 50 million.

In total, it would be 8,024 BTC that the company owns, which at the time of this edition would be equivalent to more than USD 383 million at the conversion rate of USD 47,800, as indicated by the CriptoNoticias indicator.

Also, Square assures in its report, registered with the Securities and Insurance Commission (SEC) that both purchases of Bitcoin were equivalent to 5% of its cash by December 31, 2020.

Also, the investment firm claims to have facilitated the purchase of USD 4.57 billion in bitcoin (BTC) through the Cash App during 2020. This figure almost multiplied by 10 compared to the previous year (2019). During the last quarter of 2020, Square would have sold USD 1.76 billion in Cash App, an application for managing electronic money.

“In 2020, more than 3 million customers bought or sold bitcoin through the Cash App, and by January 2021, more than 1 million customers bought bitcoin for the first time,” Square says in a report aimed at investors.

Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who also leads Twitter as a company, recently joined rapper Jay-Z in offering 500 BTC financing to the development of Bitcoin Core, as well as Square has funded other projects for the improvement of Bitcoin.

Other companies and payment processors such as PayPal have made it possible for their users to acquire Bitcoin (BTC), although not as efficiently as Cash App, whose parent company (Square) already investigates how to make a cryptocurrency portfolio easier for the user. .