ByteDance Launches Douyin Pay Mobile Payment Service in China

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Beijing-based ByteDance launched on Tuesday its third-party cost service for the Chinese model of its hit quick video app TikTok, “Douyin Pay”, because it presses to develop into the e-commerce enterprise in China.

“The set-up of Douyin Pay is to supplement the existing major payment options, and to ultimately enhance user experience on Douyin,” Douyin stated in an announcement.

Users of Douyin, which accrued 600 million each day energetic customers, beforehand may use Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, the nation’s two ubiquitous third-party cell cost channels, to purchase digital items for livestreamers or objects from outlets on the platform.

ByteDance founder and CEO Zhang Yiming constructed up the corporate’s cost functionality in China by buying Wuhan Hezhong Yibao Technology final 12 months. Hezhong Yibao obtained a third-party cost license from the central financial institution in 2014.

ByteDance has been ordered by the outgoing Trump administration to divest TikTok’s US belongings on nationwide safety considerations.

The firm, which denies the allegation, has been in talks for months with Walmart and Oracle to shift such belongings into a brand new entity.

Douyin is the primary income generator for ByteDance. It gives a glimpse of what TikTok may finally grow to be, as Douyin began promoting merchandise in 2017 and now operates a rising e-commerce operation the place a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of customers store each day.

ByteDance’s growth comes as China’s monetary regulators are tightening oversight over monetary expertise companies, notably corporations akin to Ant Group.

China’s third-party cost sector is dominated by Alipay and WeChat Pay, with the previous taking 55.39 % of the entire market within the second quarter of final 12 months, in response to market researcher Analysys. Other gamers embody’s JD Pay, Baidu Wallet, and Meituan Pay.

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