Alipay adds support for NFC mobile payments

Alipay adds support for NFC mobile payments

Alipay, China’s leading mobile payments provider and the pioneer of QR mobile payments, has launched a new service that adds support for NFC contactless payments, marking the first time the technology has been adopted by a major player in the world’s largest mobile payments market. Alipay Tap! is designed to “expedite in-store mobile payments,” the South China Morning Post reports. However, it “is different from the NFC payment methods of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay, which function via …