Internet Virtual Money Under Chinese payment Environment and It’s efficiency analysis

  • Haishan Tian
  • Kuanhai Zhang
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 251)


The development of e-Commerce needs suitable online electronic-payment and settlement arrangement. In China, most online virtual commodity and service providers adopt a new payment and settlement solutions which is named “Webcoin” by this paper. In this paper we analyze the China’s online and offline payment environment, explain the reason why the Webcoin come into being now, give the definition of the Webcoin, present the Webcoin’s characteristics, and introduce the concept of payment friction coefficient to discuss the efficiency of the Webcoin as a payment instrument on virtual commodity and service.


Telecommunication Company Payment Instrument Internet Company Virtual Currency Bank Card 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haishan Tian
    • 1
  • Kuanhai Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Payment and Settlement Institute, School of Economic Information EngineeringSouthwestern University of Finance and EconomicsChengduP.R.China

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