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CoinDesk: Google Hires PayPal Veteran as Part of Crypto Push

Alphabet’s Google has hired former PayPal executive Arnold Goldberg to run its payments division, Google confirmed to CoinDesk on Wednesday. The search giant had previously retreated from a push into banking, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news of the hire.Goldberg’s hire is part of a broader strategy for the company to incorporate a wider range of financial services, including cryptocurrencies, Google’s president of commerce, Bill Ready, told Bloomberg. Google has historically avoided offering crypto as part of its financial services.“Crypto is something we pay a lot of attention to,” Ready told Bloomberg. “As user demand and merchant demand...

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