WhatsApp has triggered a Twitter war between India’s e-payment giants

WhatsApp’s entry into India’s crowded online payments ecosystem has set off a public spat among the homegrown players.

Just days after the messaging service’s new feature quietly debuted, the country’s e-payments posterboy, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, took to Twitter.

In a tweet on Feb. 14, the founder and CEO of Paytm accused WhatsApp of using the Indian government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to create a closed garden by restricting transactions to its own users only. UPI is a...


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