Chinese payment platforms ban crypto transactions

Asia China

Chinese online payment giants, WeChat Pay and Alipay, announced that they intend to cooperate with the authorities on cryptocurrencies payments.

Tencent, the parent company of WeChat Pay announced that not only will it monitor and asses the risk of any suspicious transactions but will outright ban all cryptocurrency related transactions on the platform.

Alipay owner, the Beijing based Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial revealed to the local media that it will either restrict or ban all Alipay accounts used for transactions using cryptocurrencies.

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