The price of bitcoin recorded a significant spike on Monday following news that the New York State Department of Financial Services had granted Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) a virtual currency license. Per Coindesk, the cryptocurrency’s price climbed from a Monday low of $6,404 to a high of $6,729 over the course of about seven hours. Award of this license marks a major milestone for Square, as New York-based users of the company’s Cash App can now buy and sell bitcoin in real-time. This certification further solidifies Square’s position as one of the most high-profile firms currently operating in the cryptocurrency space. “We are thrilled to now provide New Yorkers with Cash App’s quick and simple way to buy and sell bitcoin,” Brian Grassadonia, head of Cash App, noted in a statement issued on Monday. “Square and the New York State DFS share a vision of empowering people with greater access to the financial system and today’s news is an important step in realizing that goal.”
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Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system. For more information, visit www.Bitcoin.org
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