Digital currencies

A screenshot from independently produced documentary Bitcoin Girl, available on streaming video service iQiyi, shows the titular cryptocurrency user, who is known by her online name He Youbing. Photo: iQiyi

China's Bitcoin Girl tries to survive on cryptocurrency alone

The rapid growth of mobile payment services like Alipay and WeChat Pay has enabled China’s biggest cities to transform into cashless societies, enabling consumers to use their smartphones to pay for almost everything – from meals and transport to film tickets and foot massages.