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Spiral is Hiring a Creative Lead
Dec 21, 2021

Spiral is Hiring a Creative Lead

Are you ready for the biggest job in bitcoin? Do you want to educate the world about this century’s most important technology? Will you fight the evil fiat empire in the name of sound money, fairness, and a better financial future?

We were Square Crypto. Now we’re Spiral.
Dec 1, 2021

We were Square Crypto. Now we’re Spiral.

Once Square decided to rebrand, we knew it was time for our own long-overdue rebrand. After all, Square Crypto was never the best name for our team.

Spiral is Hiring bitcoin Engineers
Dec 1, 2021

Spiral is Hiring bitcoin Engineers

Spiral was founded in 2019 to improve the bitcoin ecosystem by contributing to free and open-source projects. After six months of nothing but tweeting, a PM and engineers were hired and began work on the Lightning Development Kit, a collection of developer-focused tools that simplify and expedite the process of adding Lightning Network functionality to bitcoin applications.

Square Crypto Designer Grants
Jun 24, 2020

Square Crypto Designer Grants

To foster a greater and more engaged bitcoin design community, we are expanding our existing grant program to designers. Initial grants will last 6 months. Our hope is that all grant recipients will serve as stewards for the growing bitcoin design community.

Bringing Together the Bitcoin Design Community
Jun 23, 2020

Bringing Together the Bitcoin Design Community

Great design is essential to the adoption of new technologies. That’s what made it one of Square Crypto’s earliest considerations.

Square Crypto Grants for Everybody
Mar 4, 2020

Square Crypto Grants for Everybody

We support bitcoin by building developer toolkits, contributing to the Lightning Network and Bitcoin Core, and supplying grants that free up developers to work on bitcoin in their own way. To date, we’ve supplied grants to BTCPayServer and ZmnSCPxj. Today we’re awarding two more to Jon Atack and Tankred Hase, in addition to providing steps that could help your bitcoin project get funded by us.

What We’re Building: Lightning Development Kit
Jan 21, 2020

What We’re Building: Lightning Development Kit

For bitcoin to become a widely used global currency — one that can’t be stopped, tampered with, or rigged in anyone’s favor — improvements to bitcoin’s UX, security, privacy, and scaling are required.

Grant #1: BTCPay Server
Sep 14, 2019

Grant #1: BTCPay Server

Square Crypto was founded to improve and promote bitcoin, both through our own work and by supporting the work of others. In that spirit, today we’re announcing the first of what will be many grants to support open-source bitcoin projects.

Designing Bitcoin for Everyone
Jul 15, 2019

Designing Bitcoin for Everyone

Bitcoin has demonstrated incredible resilience in its first 10 years largely due to its sophisticated technical design and passionate community. However, for Bitcoin to eventually become a daily-use currency with widespread adoption, there is a need to significantly improve the user experience, as echoed by Jack Dorsey when he announced Square Crypto.