Bitcoin Drove ~50% of Cash App's Q4 Revenue

Plus news from Ripple, community contention in Ethereum, and a new Libra member

Happy Humpday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Holy mother of mainstream! According to Square’s just-released shareholder letter, nearly 50% of Cash App’s revenue last quarter. Clearly, there is some mainstream interest in this little crypto industry we have over here.


Highly Relevant Reading

💸Ripple spends $11m+ with Moneygram | Ripple continues to invest heavily in its remittance business, spending more than $11 million with the global giant Moneygram (who they also have a 10% stake in). Big. Business.

🤬Ethereum’s ProgPoW debate grows | Representatives from Uniswap, Truffle Suite, Darma Capital and more have signed a petition trying to stop the protocol from implementing a contentious (theoretically) anti-ASIC update. This story feels far from over.

🤝Tagomi joins the Libra Association | Scooping its second new member in as many weeks, the Libra Association is showing some serious signs of life as it shifts from old world finance company to future-oriented finance and tech.


Community Commentary

As the crypto markets take a bath, Luke points out that the key narrative isn’t safe haven, but uncorrelated asset
This thread on the durable design of the Internet Protocol from Ali at A16Z is <chef’s kiss>

A Really Big Number You Should Be Paying Attention To

$178,000,000

That’s the amount that regular folks like you and me spent on bitcoin via Cash App last quarter. YUP, WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S A BIG DEAL.


Final Thought

The secret of the bitcoin emoji REVEALED!😂