Square registers crypto payment system

Posted 30 August, 2018

Payment services provider Square has reportedly licensed new payment system that allows using cryptos among other currencies.

The company submitted a patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office last September.

"The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for a payment service capable of accepting a greater diversity of currencies…including virtual currencies including cryptocurrencies (bitcoin, ether, etc.)," the application reads.

According to the released document, this system will offer processing speed for crypto transactions similar to the traditional ones thanks to a private blockchain for real-time recording.

"Present technology supports payments using cryptocurrency while improving such transactions in a way that takes advantage of benefits of such transactions while overcoming drawbacks such as delays in processing," the company stated in the patent. 

In June, Square got crypto license  BitLicense in New York. The company posted a quite low profit in the cryptocurrency market, but the number of users is rising further. It is worth mentioning the company CEO said at the Consensus conference that internet might have its own currency betting on bitcoin. 

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