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Square Reports Whopping $2.72 Billion in Bitcoin Revenue Despite Major Market Correction

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Mon, 2/08/2021 - 4:33
Square Reports Whopping $2.72 Billion in Bitcoin Revenue Despite Major Market Correction
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Cash App, the peer-to-peer payments service of Jack Dorsey’s financial firm Square, generated $2.72 billion in Bitcoin revenue in the second quarter.

While this represents a 143 percent year-over-year increase, the figure pales in comparison to the $3.5 billion that was reported in the previous quarter.        

The Bitcoin service accounts for the lion’s share of Square’s total Q2 net revenue ($4.68 billion).    

Square managed to secure significant growth in Bitcoin-related revenue in spite of a massive market correction. In Q2, an onslaught of bear-favoring news sent the top cryptocurrency careening by over 40 percent, and Bitcoin logged one of its worst quarters on record.

Square’s Bitcoin gross profit was only a meager $55 million in the second quarter, a 26 percent drop from the $75 million it reported in Q1.

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A $45 million impairment loss  

Due to the crypto market’s significant drawdown in Q2, Square had to report an impairment loss of $45 million on its Bitcoin investment.

E-car manufacturer Tesla, for comparison, took a lower-than-expected $23 million Bitcoin loss that was reported in late July.        

Following MicroStrategy’s lead, Square became one of the first publicly-traded companies to add Bitcoin to its balance sheet.

The company invested $50 million last October and later revealed another $170 million purchase in February.

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