Thursday, June 17, 2021

Square Has No Plans for New Bitcoin Purchase, Says Carbon Footprint Must Be Addressed

The chief investment officer of payment company Square, Amrita Ahuja, has recently stated that the company has no plans to buy more Bitcoin until the carbon footprint issue, in relation to Bitcoin mining, is resolved. Ahuja made this revelation during a conversation with Financial News:

“We don’t have any plans at this point to make further purchases. There are no plans at this point to re-evaluate where we are from a treasury standpoint.”

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Ahuja further stressed the necessity of addressing Bitcoin’s carbon footprint and the adoption of green energy:

“There’s a broader supply chain question around how renewables and clean energy become a greater part of blockchain in general and a greater part of the overall mining and transaction network…It’s the overall fixed footprint of the network that we need to address.”

This is coming in the wake of Elon Musk’s shocking announcement about the suspension of Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment option for Tesla cars, which succeeded in tanking the crypto market, except cryptocurrencies that are powered by energy-efficient systems, such as Cardano (ADA), Polkadot (DOT), and others.

About a month ago, Square and ARK Invest published a white paper that shows how Bitcoin could incentivize renewable energy. Remarkably, the report was endorsed by Elon Musk a few weeks ago before his recent U-turn.

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It’s worthy of note that Square’s Cash App facilitated a lot of Bitcoin sales that generated over $3.5 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021.

At the moment, Bitcoin takes 5% of Square’s balance sheet. So, as cryptocurrency evolves, the company is expected to reassess the makeup of its treasury.


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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon has a growing passion for writing, this propelled him to keenly work on Eagles News Media for about two years before delving into the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry he finds more interesting. He worked as a crypto Journalist and Editor at NewsLogical before joining Herald Sheets, owing to the priceless experience he has accumulated since he became a contributor in the crypto community.

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