$Cashtag

This morning I saw a blog post by Casey Liss (of ATP and Analog(ue) fame) about the new Square Cash service.

The general idea is to reduce the friction on making payments. You've probably seen or used the Square card reader in indie coffee shops etc. This new service appears to take it to the next level, only requiring a link (similar to a hashtag, hence the wacky name) to initiate a payment. When you go to a $Cashtag page, you're presented with a big field to enter a dollar amount, and fields for a debit card number and an optional note.

It's easy to sign up to receive money, too, via an Square Cash app for iOS or Android. You can then claim your own $Cashtag.

I have, of course, signed up as $dejal. So if you want to send me some money, feel free to use this. It isn't suitable for buying licenses for Dejal products, but as an extra donation of appreciation, this could be a good option.

It'll be interesting to see if this becomes a popular service.

Ulf Dunkel's picture

Re: $Cashtag

Not yet available in the German App Store.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: $Cashtag

According to Square's FAQ, Square Cash isn't available outside the US yet. Since it is tied to debit cards, setting up support for other countries is probably complex, and might take a while to roll out (if they ever do).