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Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’

Author: WALAHALA
Walahala News

11/15/2019


Lolli, an affiliate retail startup that gives online shoppers bitcoin instead of regular cash-back perks, just announced its first Asian partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Lolli’s in-browser app allows users to shop through merchants’ websites as they normally would, but earn small bitcoin rewards delivered to the in-browser wallet.

This announcement comes on Singles Day, the Nov. 11 Chinese shopping holiday comparable to the U.S.’s Black Friday. Alibaba Group’s online Singles Day sales have reportedly generated more than $23 billion so far this year.

However, this new option could add additional perks if they participate in online holiday sales, but residents in China will be unable to participate. Lolli CEO Alex Adelman referred to this partnership as a milestone for the startup, which plans to expand internationally in 2020. “This partnership is a great first step to connect the two largest economies, China and the US, through bitcoin and commerce".

“The opportunity is available for US users only for now but we plan to expand internationally soon, letting everyone in the world easily earn and own bitcoin.” Stepping back, several cash-back crypto startups are gearing up for the holiday shopping season.

There are now several bitcoin retail apps, including competitors like Fold, Pei and SPEDN, targeting customers over the 2019 holiday shopping season, offering more bitcoin options than in previous years.


Reference: https://www.coindesk.com

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