Should Sending Cash Be As Easy As Sending E-mail?

6:55 minutes

PayPal, Chase Quickpay, Venmo: all ways to transfer money quickly to your friends. But none is as simple as sending an e-mail. Enter Square Cash—a new service from the mobile-payments company Square. But should it be this easy? Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, debates the pros and cons in this episode of App Chat.

Segment Guests

Ellis Hamburger

Ellis Hamburger is a former reporter for The Verge in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.