How Big Will Ant Financial / Alipay Become? (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 28)


In this class, I talk about Ant Financial/Alipay, AI factories and the basics of payment platforms.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

The previous articles I cite are:

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 4-5, with a focus on:
  • #19 The Basics of Ant Financial and Payment Platforms

Concepts for this class:

  • Advantages of Scale
  • Economies of Scale and Scope
  • Learning Advantages
  • Disadvantages of Scale: Bureaucracy, Specialization, Scope, Scale, Complexity, Connectivity
  • Payment Platforms
  • AI Factories / Zero-Human Operations

Companies for this class:

  • Ant Financial
  • Alibaba


I write and speak about digital China and Asia’s latest tech trends.

I also teach Jeff’s Asia Tech Class, an online course and daily commentary for busy executives on Asia tech and China’s digital leaders.

  • My online class offers:
    • Deeper insights into workings of the tech giants of China and Asia.
    • Executive training in the strategies and tactics of advanced digital strategy.
    • A unique view from the ground – and behind the scenes – of digital China.
  • And the class is condensed to just 70 minutes a week – so even very busy executives can do it.

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