Square Cash: email money to other people without a fee

Square Cash, released today in the United States, lets you send cash to anyone with an email address, simply CC the message to "cash@square.com," and the recipient will receive the money in two business days or less.

Send money to anyone with an email address. It's fast, safe, and free!

No account needed. Just securely link your debit card to start sending money. It's free to send, and free to receive money directly to your U.S. bank account.

Secure. Your financial information is entered through a secure connection and kept private. You can confirm or reject any transfer.

Fast. Money automatically deposits to your bank account within 1-2 business days.

Square Cash for iPhone

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  1. Your friends at Paypal would like to remind you that this service is almost certainly rife with identity theft, and used primarily by pedophiles, terrorists, and people whose mothers do not love them.

  2. mathew says:

    You missed the Android link for the other 80%.

    I'm also intrigued as to how they're going to deal with spammers inevitably copying the format of Square Cash e-mail.

  3. I don't understand what you said ... "friends at Paypal" does not compute.

  4. Not sticking up for Paypal at all, but...

    ...I can send money to anyone with an email for free through PP already.

    What's the 'thing' about this new service, doesn't need an account or something?

  5. One of the most ubiquitous, well-used communication systems in the world, second only to phone calls and text messaging, and it's 'dead'. Maybe we should wait until the patient gets to the hospital with a significant emergency before we say they're dead, hmm? And no, ordinary aches and pains don't cut it.

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