Tag Archives: hongbao
- Shanghai busts more WeChat ‘red envelope’ gamblers
April 18, 2017
Chinese authorities continue to crack down on anyone organizing illegal gambling activities via social media networks. On Monday, Chinese media outlets reported that prosecutors in Shanghai’s central Jing’an District had charged two individuals with operating an illegal gambling den, although the ‘den’ in question existed only in the digital realm....
- China’s WeChat messaging service cracking down on ‘red envelope’ gambling pools
June 16, 2016
China’s mobile message service WeChat is cracking down on unauthorized ‘red envelope’ gambling rings on its network. WeChat announced this week that it was forced to take action after many of its 700m active users refused to stop using the service’s ‘Hongbao’ function to organize informal gambling rings. Hongbao, which...
- China bent on ‘cleaning the internet,’ including hongbao online gambling
August 18, 2015
China has arrested over 15k individuals as part of its new program to ‘clean the internet’ of criminal activity. On Tuesday, Chinese police announced the detentions, which they said were the result of crimes that “jeopardized internet security.” Police declined to specify over what time period these individuals had been...
AGTech inks online lottery deal with China’s Alipay
March 24, 2017
China only pretending to fight bitcoin
September 12, 2017
Bitcoin recovers from price slump after China’s ICO ban
September 8, 2017