The conditions that allowed Alipay to flourish in China and ultimately play such a huge role in people’s lives can’t be easily replicated, says Bill Maurer, an anthropologist at the University of California – Irvine who studies how and why societies adopt mobile payments.

For the full story, please visit https://emerge85.io/articles/alipay-a-chinese-conglomerates-bid-to-own-your-wallet/.

© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766