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JD is China’s first online platform to accept nation’s digital currency
FILE PHOTO: JD.com sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

JD is China’s first online platform to accept nation’s digital currency

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc said on Saturday it has become the country's first virtual platform to accept Beijing's homegrown digital currency. JD Digits, the company's fintech arm, will accept di...
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Payments Archives

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Unprecedented growth ahead for e-commerce and contactless payments

Data and analytics firm GlobalData is predicting an unprecedented push in e-commerce and contactless payments following ...

Consumers embrace tap-and-go payments in pandemic’s wake

Ninety-one per cent of Asia-Pacific consumers and 79 per cent of people globally say they are now using tap-and-go payme...

Digital payments in India rise as consumers stay home

Digital payments in India have risen by 10 per cent over the last month, despite a 30-per-cent decline in online travel ...

International merchants embracing Chinese mobile payments, says report

A new survey by Alipay and Nielsen has found overseas merchants are actively exploring digital operations via Chinese mo...

DFS Group enables WeChat facial-recognition payments in Macau

DFS Group has become the first international retailer to activate WeChat facial-recognition payment outside Mainland Chi...