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How Square Makes Money: Transactions, Bitcoin, and Subscriptions

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Square Inc. (SQ) is a financial services and online payments company that provides hardware and software tools to help businesses run and grow their operations. Among Square’s primary products are: a point-of-sale hardware system; software for payments processing and analytics; Square Card, a free business debit card; and Cash App, a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service.

Square faces a broad array of small and large competitors such as business software companies, payroll processors, payment terminal vendors, and banks. They include PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL), Intuit Inc. (INTU), and venture capital startup ShopKeep.

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Square is a financial services and …

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