Tencent to invest $70bn in FinTech

May 27, 2020 | Digital Transformation

Written by FinTech Alliance

Tencent to invest $70bn in FinTech

WeChat owner Tencent Holdings will allocate almost US$70bn into FinTech development.

In Brief:

  • This will be invested over the next five years.

  • It’s set to include blockchain, cloud computing and AI technologies.

  • This is in part a response to the Chinese government’s new interest in blockchain.

What does this mean?

Tencent has stated it hopes to strengthen the development of FinTech across China as a whole. Citing the Covid-19 crisis and digital services as a way to “help further cement” containment, the company is also investing more generally in digital transformation – including 5G, Internet of Things and data centres to expand its business services.

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