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Binance Now Accepting Fiat Through Alipay, WeChat

Binance is now accepting fiat through AliPay and WeChat, opening up the exchange to peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto transactions from China, following a September announcement concerning the exchanges intention to add over-the-counter (OTC) trade options for an additional fiat on-ramp.

Although an expected development, the move was first disclosed on Twitter and later confirmed by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Wednesday. For now, bitcoin for fiat trades are only available.

One of the largest social media apps globally, WeChat currently has over 1.1 billion active users according to Statisa. Payment application Alipay has over 900 million users as well per the China Daily.

Since the 2017 banning of cryptocurrency exchanges by the People’s Bank of China (PoBC), P2P trading has predominated in China. Earlier this year, CoinDesk reported P2P exchange Hodl Hodl reconfiguring its security preferences to sidestep China’s Great Firewall.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao image via Binance

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