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Opinion

Ant Group and WhatsApp show the risks and upside of Big Tech finance

Principles of fairness can help guide sector's growth across Asia

| Hong Kong
Integrating Big Tech with finance creates new risks and concerns.   © Imaginechina/AP

Tilman Ehrbeck is managing partner at Flourish, a global venture investment firm. He is based in Washington, D.C.

WhatsApp was finally cleared earlier this month to launch its long-awaited payment functionality in India. It is not hard to imagine the new service taking off rapidly when sending money is just a click away on an app with 400 million domestic users.

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