Two days after appointing India-born Parag Agarwal as the new CEO of Twitter, founder Jack Dorsey has set himself for another mission. The Twitter founder is hinting at putting a major focus on developments in the blockchain and crypto space.
On Wednesday, December 1, Dorsey’s financial services firm Sqaure Inc. announced its rebranding to Block Inc. hinting at a major transition into blockchain. In its justification for the rebranding, the company said that Sqaure Inc has grown beyond just a financial services company citing its recently acquired majority stake in music streaming service Tidal. Speaking of this development, company CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey noted:
“We built the Square brand for our Seller business, which is where it belongs. Block is a new name, but our purpose of economic empowerment remains the same. No matter how we grow or change, we will continue to build tools to help increase access to the economy.”
The lagal transition from Sqaure Inc. to Block Inc. will happen by December 10, 2021. However, the company’s NYSE ticker symbol SQ won’t change by this time.
Block Inc. – Signifying Company’s Accelerated Growth
The change of name to Block Inc. majroly acknowledges the company’s growth. Since its inception in 2009, the company has added multiple businesses like Cash App, TIDAL, and TBD54566975. Despite the rebranding, all these businesses will continue to maintain their individual brand.
Block Inc. will serve as an overarching system of different businesses united with a common purpose of economic empowerment. It includes a community of sellers, developers, individuals, artists, and fans. The official press release notes:
The name has many associated meanings for the company — building blocks, neighborhood blocks and their local businesses, communities coming together at block parties full of music, a blockchain, a section of code, and obstacles to overcome.
Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter shows that the he will stay more focused towards further developments in blockchain and crypto. Dorsey has been a strong Bitcoin proponent and believes in its ability to be the currency of the internet.