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China’s ByteDance buys UIPay to leverage e-payment capabilities at home

“ByteDance, the owner of popular short-video app TikTok, said it has acquired a Chinese third-party payment service UIPay in a bid to leverage its domestic payment capability…Established in 2012, UIPay obtained a third-party payment license from China’s central bank in 2014. There were reports of ByteDance acquiring UIPay in 2018, but ByteDance had downplayed the news and said the two were only business partners.”