Alipay, a digital payment arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, declared that it will be banning any transactions related to Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies.
Combating illicit players
On Oct. 10, Alipay has reiterated its anti-crypto stance in a Twitter thread, elaborating that the company is closely monitoring over-the-counter transactions to identify irregular behavior and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Alipay wrote:
“If any transactions are identified as being related to bitcoin or other virtual currencies, @Alipay immediately stops the relevant payment services.”
This move comes amid various reports that Alipay is being used for Bitcoin transactions, the company explained.
Binance uses Alipay for buying crypto
On Oct. 9, major crypto exchange Binance confirmed on Twitter that it has begun accepting fiat currencies through online payment service Alipay and mobile messaging and payment app WeChat.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, clarified that the exchange is not working directly with WeChat or Alipay, and users are still able to use them for peer-to-peer transactions.
This announcement followed the implementation of Binance’s…
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Author: Helen Partz