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    Sochat wants to dominate America like WeChat does in China
    Lukens Orthwein helped to turn WeChat into the messaging service that it is today and now he's the co-founder of a new application called Sochat.

    Orthwein hopes to be able to do the same with Sochat in America as he did with WeChat in China.
     
  1. mikedt

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    Wechat has become the defacto messaging that I use for very much eveyone I know now. Plus the fact it does a hell of a lot more than just messaging and chat. Can pay for things at the shops with it just by scanning QR codes no NFC required, add credit to my phone, book taxis, etc. I get work and found my current job from Wechat. :thumbsupdroid:

    I was one of the first users of Wechat, even before it had an English name, and was called 微信 "Weixin", which literally means "micro message", and it was in Chinese only.
     
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    Wow thats some interesting insight mike. I dont mind the attempt if its a nice all in one package that makes it convenient to get things done... samsung pay/apple pay nfc ect makes it so decentralized i dont ever see anyone pay with any of those options..
     
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    Wechat uses Ten Pay, which is run by Tencent. There's also Ali Pay as well, run by Alibaba. Thing with these payment systems, is that the stores, merchants, traders, restaurants, bars, etc, don't even have to have any EPOS terminal equipment at all. And many rural stores and small family place don't, they're cash only otherwise. It's literally just QR code stickers at the checkout or counter. You scan the QR, enter the amount, and your security PIN, and it's paid. And I think that's why they've really succeeded here in China. Because things like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, etc. do require the vendors to have credit card EPOS terminals, and the phones to have NFC, which many phones, especially budget and mid-range don't have.
     
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