Attention Bomb: Libra Garners a Massive Audience in China & Competes with AliPay / WeChat4

Libra is trending in China. Yes, you read that right, China. Despite the fact that most western media outlets and Facebook itself are banned in the nation, Chinese netizens have purportedly found themselves closely following the drama around Facebook’s cryptocurrency. Weird, right?

Noted by Chinese cryptocurrency commentator CnLedger on Thursday, data from Google Trends suggests that “Facebook Libra” is on a popular search term in China. In fact, they write that the United States’ netizens are about only 10% as interested in the aforementioned search term as Chinese internet users. What’s weird is that Google is technically banned in the Asian nation, making this statistic all the more potent.

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