Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcements from Square on its corporate rebranding — morphing from Square to Block — Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter, and where he sees Block focused in the months ahead.
PayPal and Pinterest in Potential Tie-up
Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the potential $45 billion acquisition by PayPal of social media platform Pinterest. With social media platforms under the microscope of U.S. and EU regulators and their traditional business models under threat from privacy concerns, they are increasingly turning to the world of finance. The tie up of PayPal and Pinterest would streamline the online shopping journey for 454 million global users and would set the combined company up to be a leader in the nascent world of the metaverse.
Square Announces Afterpay Acquisition, Potentially Disrupting Everyone
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on payments provider Square’s acquisition of Buy-Now-Pay-Later leader Afterpay. With the landscape for payments and fintech being disrupted daily, this acquisition will disrupt everyone from the credit card providers, to banks, as well as the wider digital payments landscape.
Amazon Exploring Crypto? The Cryptocurrency and Blockchain World Goes Crazy
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on what appears to be indicative of Amazon exploring crypto. A recent job listing by Amazon and what this could mean for the innovative global retailer and cloud provider has the cryptocurrency and Blockchainworld going a bit crazy. As the global landscape for money transforms, nations states issue digital currencies and Bitcoin continues its path to wider adoption, it’s interesting to consider when and how Amazon will respond.