After replacing wallet, now Tencent’s WeChat wants to replace your transport card

Users can scan and go while generating a sheer size of data.

Photo:Shutterstock.com

Tencent launched on Tuesday its WeChat mini program-based e-payment service in another Chinese city Shenzhen, where the social networking and gaming giant is headquartered, in a race with rival Alibaba’s financial arm Ant Financial to replace passengers’ metro card with their respective e-payment services, which can generate a sheer size of data that could help the two companies step into the future of smart transportation.

The two tech giants are also foraying into digital payment for parking and bus.

Source: QQ, China Channel