Matt and John start with Alipay’s recent “smile to pay” demo and end with a discussion on why WeChat went into payments in the first place. Along the way, they talk about:

  • Alipay and WeChat’s money market funds
  • WeChat’s new money market fund feature
  • The dangers and benefits of ubiquitous facial recognition
  • The role WeChat and Alipay are playing in reshaping retail banking in China
  • Whether Alipay can ever become a platform like WeChat

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John Artman

John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...

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