Square Cash App Allows All Users to Buy Bitcoin

Users can buy up to $10,000 worth of bitcoin and deposit it from other addresses via Square Cash app
01 February 2018   795

Square Cash payments company announced that all users except those in New York, Georgia, Hawaii, or Wyoming have access to bitcoin trading in their app. Users can buy up to $10,000 worth of bitcoin and deposit it from other addresses. The app doesn’t have a fee for purchases, but the sale price will be a mid-market price averaged from different exchanges.

In November 2017 we have reported that Square Cash was running a bitcoin trial for select users, which had the ability to buy and sell bitcoin using any payment method they had attached to the app.

Cash App empowers people with access to the financial system, and our customers have shown interest in a simple, approachable way to buy and sell Bitcoin. Through our pilot, we’ve learned a great deal about how we can make this experience faster and easier and we’re excited to expand its availability.

 

Square Spokesperson

Square Cash also created an interactive website that explains bitcoin to the average person.

US Authorities to Sell $4.3M Worth Seized BTC

As reported, the Bitcoins were seized during different federal investigations
18 October 2018   114

The US Federal Penitentiary and Marshals Service has announced an auction, during which 660 Bitcoins will be sold, previously confiscated by law enforcement agencies. The current market value of the coins put up for sale is about $ 4.3 million, CoinDesk reports.

Bitcoins offered for sale were seized during federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

The auction will be held on November 5, and to participate in it, you must register no later than October 31 and make a deposit of $ 200,000.

The trades will be divided into two parts and include the sale of six blocks of 100 BTC and one more block of 60 BTC. Auction participants will not be able to view other people's rates or change their own.

The Office clarified that part of the assets put up for auction includes Bitcoins, which were seized during the recent investigations into the cases of the traders Teresa Tetley and Thomas Mario Costanzo. Teresa Tetley was sentenced in July to a year in prison on charges of trading in cryptocurrency without the necessary license and laundering money obtained from drug trafficking.

The Marshals do not report which part of the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.

Two previous major auctions for the sale of confiscated bitcoins were held in the United States in January and March of this year. In the first case, 3813 BTC was sold, in the second - 2170 BTC.