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Tencent Sees Threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay if Facebook Succeeds in Libra Launch

China’s internet and communications giant Tencent has recently raised concerns that if Facebook succeeds in its Libra launch by 2020, local Chinese payment service providers like WeChat pay and Alipay would face major threats in global markets.Tencent recently published a blockchain whitepaper in Chinese, wherein it calls Facebook’s Libra initiative as “bold and radical” as well as “prudent and rational”. The Chinese tech giant explains how Libra can quickly make inroads in markets where the...

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Sensor Tower Data Shows App Revenue Rose 23% YoY to $21.9B in Q3

Sensor Tower, a company that supplies publishers and marketers with the information needed to enhance the mobile app ecosystem, revealed the latest data. According to this information, in the third quarter of this year, people spent around $21.9 bln on gaming and non-gaming apps on such platforms as the App Store and Google Play. The report shows a 22.9% YoY rise from the $17.9 bln in the same period of 2018.Please, pay your attention that the data here is provided for the third quarter of...

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Tencent Acquires Almost a Third of Computer Games Developer Funcom

Chinese social media and gaming company Tencent Holding Ltd. took a 29% stake in computer games maker Funcom.With this step, Tencent became Funcom’s largest shareholder and the shares it bought were from KGJ Capital AS.Funcom went through its most profitable year in history and had signed an exclusive partnership with Legendary Entertainment to create a minimum of three Dune games for PC and consoles.Funcom CEO, Rui Casais said:“We are very pleased to see Tencent come in as the largest...

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PBOC: China’s Digital Currency Not Launching in November

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced that the long-awaited central bank-issued digital currency will not be ready in November as it had been predicted in crypto circles. From the bank, they added that reports saying Alibaba and Tencent are among the first financial institutions to receive the currency was incorrect.This came as a surprise because just few weeks ago we could hear that it will “be better than Libra“, and they even enthroned their new digital currency chief Changchun Mu...

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