Square CFO Says There's 'Absolutely a Case' for All Balance Sheets to Have Bitcoin

Ahuja said her company sees bitcoin and cryptocurrency as "expanding access to financial services" particularly on a global scale.

Mar 29, 2021 at 9:17 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:32 p.m. UTC

The chief financial officer (CFO) of payments giant Square, Amrita Ahuja, believes more companies need to get on board with cryptocurrency.

In an interview with Fortune Magazine's new CFO newsletter on Sunday, Ahuja said her company sees bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general as "expanding access to financial services" particularly on a global scale.

"There's absolutely a case for every balance sheet to have bitcoin on it," said Ahuja in relation to user adoption and an emerging trend by large firms to pick up the nascent asset class.

Square is the company behind the peer-to-peer payments platform Cash App, which allows users to purchase cryptocurrency and store them in a digital wallet. The company has made multiple bitcoin purchases over the last six months - a move that has continued to pay off, according to earnings estimates.

“The investment that we made on our balance sheet for bitcoin represents about 5% of our cash," said Ahuja. "We intend to hold for the long term here." The CFO also said Square would assess its strategy on an ongoing basis based on how "the bitcoin ecosystem evolves," according to the report.

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