Crypto Bets with PayPal CEO; A U.S. Treasury with Janet Yellen; QR Codes & Snow Sports
PayPal customers will soon be able to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrencies on the platform, and starting in 2021, customers will be able use crypto to pay retailers via PayPal. CEO Dan Schulman is betting that crypto confidence and popularity is only beginning. Tim Armstrong, founder of the dtx company and former Oath CEO, has partnered with Olympic skier Bode Miller to make 2020’s ski season safer and more profitable. Miller is using dtx-powered QR codes to keep ski and snowboard resorts safe amid the pandemic, and to minimize in-person snow sport equipment shopping. Plus President-elect Biden has picked former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to lead the United States Treasury; Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Mike Santoli discuss what her leadership would mean for the markets and for economic stimulus.