Square Crypto, the cryptocurrency arm of the payments company, said in a tweet Friday it has awarded a grant to a designer who's trying to make bitcoin wallets usable by anyone, regardless of technical proficiency.
- The grant seems to be in line with statements made by company CFO Amrita Ahuja at the time Square's investment was announced: "We believe that bitcoin has the potential to be a more ubiquitous currency in the future," Ahuja said. "For a company that is building products based on a more inclusive future, this investment is a step on that journey."
- A more inclusive future that includes bitcoin would also seem to be a profitable one for Square. The company's Cash App has been a major revenue driver for the publicly traded fintech.
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