SAN FRANCISCO–Sometimes Jack Dorsey doesn’t even have to show up to be the guest of honor.

The Twitter co-founder and chairman was the undisputed star of the Underbanked Financial Services Forum earlier this month, and he wasn’t even there.

From the conference’s first sessions to its last day, executives sang the praises of Dorsey and his latest venture, the payments company Square Inc.

“I’m obsessed with Jack Dorsey,” Citigroup’s Deborah Hopkins told an audience, brandishing a smartphone with a Square plug-in.

The small, white piece of plastic lets anyone process credit card payments.

 

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