BREAKING: Bitcoin Prices Just SURGED – Find Out Why

  • Bitcoin spiked suddenly in Monday afternoon trading to its highest since Tuesday.
  • New York’s Department of Financial Services granted Square a virtual currency license, allowing users of the Cash app in the state to trade bitcoin.
  • Cash has 7 million monthly active users, the company said in its first quarter earnings call.

Bitcoin spiked suddenly Monday afternoon following news users of the “Cash” mobile payments app could trade the cryptocurrency in New York.

The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization gained more than 4.5 percent to $6,793, its highest since Tuesday, according to CoinDesk’s bitcoin price index. Bitcoin was trading near $6,732 as of 2:26 p.m. ET.

Cash is owned by Square and has 7 million monthly active users, the company said in its first quarter earnings call. On Monday, New York’s Department of Financial Services granted Square a virtual currency license, allowing users of the Cash app in the state to trade bitcoin. Bitcoin trading launched…

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