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Square prepares for US move to chip-and-PIN cards with new reader

30
Jul
2014

Traditional swipe-and-sign credit cards are slowly being phased out, and Square is adapting to the times with new support for EMV credit cards. Commonly known as chip-and-PIN cards in the UK and Ireland, these are compliant with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) global standard and are reputedly harder to hack or replicate. Our EMV readers are the next step towards ensuring sellers make every sale, Square CEO Jack Dorsey said in a statement.

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