Chinese giant of Internet commerce Alibaba Group has launched a platform for the mining of cryptocurrency. This is reported by CCN with reference to unconfirmed information from local media.
As noted by the Tencent News, on October 10, Alibaba registered a platform based in China's Nanjing called P2P Nodes.
Alibaba has recently launched a virtual currency mining platform “P2P node”, from the terms of the service agreement terms platform, the main operating platform is Alibaba East China Ltd.
The new initiative of the world-famous conglomerate was also reported by the traditional supplier of insider information from China cnLedger. But in few hours, they posted another message.
Alibaba clarified on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) they will not create virtual currencies, and will not provide "mining platforms". Their website "P2P Nodes" is now no longer online. https://t.co/GnlNDq1Kx8
— cnLedger (@cnLedger) 17 января 2018 г.
In a separate message Tencent indicated that the operations on the platform will be carried out in favor of "third parties". Presumably, this means that Alibaba will provide customers with a cloud-based service, allowing them to rent the company's hash capacity.
A local source also says that Alibaba is "extremely circumspect" regarding the new project. So, the clients of the platform will be able to widthraw only fiat money using the Alipay service. At the same time, according to the conditions of using the service, the ability to output crypto currency directly is inaccessible.
It is worth noting that recently the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, stated that his company would not engage in activities related to crypto-currencies.