Square reports Bitcoin revenue surge to $2.72 billion in Q2 as customer demand soars

  • Square’s Cash App revealed a Bitcoin revenue climb of 200% in Q2, as customer demand rose in tandem.
  • However, the payments firm recorded a $45 million impairment loss from its investment in BTC.
  • Jack Dorsey’s firm expects to see fluctuations in its revenue from the leading cryptocurrency in the future due to the asset’s volatility.

Digital payments firm Square’s Cash App service recorded a Bitcoin revenue rise of 200% in the second quarter of 2021. With the jump in Bitcoin price seen earlier this year, the company founded by Jack Dorsey recorded significant growth in BTC revenue in the second quarter.

Square is prepared for fluctuations in Bitcoin price

Square’s Cash App service witnessed its Bitcoin Q2 revenue climb from $2.72 billion to $875 million in its second-quarter financial letter to shareholders. The gross profit of the leading cryptocurrency increased from $17 million to $55 million.

As the price and demand for Bitcoin increased, Square stated that the firm’s crypto revenue and gross profit benefited from the growth in customer demand. The company added that those engaged with products like the leading digital currency had generated more profit per customer.

The payments firm expects to see fluctuations in Bitcoin revenue and gross profit in future quarters due to the changes in the price of the bellwether cryptocurrency and customer demand.

Square recognized a Bitcoin impairment loss of $45 million on its investment in the leading cryptocurrency. The California-headquartered firm purchased $170 million worth of Bitcoin in Q1 this year, adding to its Q4 2020 purchase of 4,709 BTC. 

The financial services company is committed to investing in the leading digital asset, similar to electric vehicle maker Tesla, which reported a $23 million impairment from Bitcoin in its Q2 presentation. 

Despite the drop in Bitcoin price, Square and Tesla continue to hold the top crypto asset.

Bitcoin price pulls back before revealing next ambitions

Bitcoin price has recorded an incredible rally of nearly 50% since July 20. While BTC surged above $40,000 for the first time since June 16, the leading cryptocurrency quickly flashed an overbought signal before starting its pullback. 

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) suggested that Bitcoin price was overbought on July 30, following a Momentum Reversal Indicator (MRI) top that also stipulated a potential correction. 

The bellwether cryptocurrency is holding onto the 38.2% Fibonacci extension level and the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $39,608 as critical support. Should Bitcoin price be able to stay above this line of defense, BTC is likely to move sideways before presenting a clear indication of its intentions.

Bitcoin price pulls back

BTC/USDT daily chart

However, if selling pressure kicks in for the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin price may see a retest of the 27.2% Fibonacci extension level as meaningful support at $36,482, which falls within the demand zone that reaches from $35,777 to $37,253. 

Further downward pressure could see Bitcoin price tag the 50-day SMA at $34,919.

On the flip side, it will take compelling upside release for Bitcoin price to target higher levels, as the bulls are confronted by several technical obstacles, including the 50% Fibonacci extension level at $42,961 and the 200-day SMA at $44,686.


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