According to CoinDesk, an Alibaba spokesperson told CoinDesk that a contractor at Alibaba hired a subcontractor, which together with Lolli led to an affiliate marketing project. This was done without Alibaba's knowledge. Alibaba's contractors are terminating the relationship with subcontractors working with Lolli. Therefore, Lolli should no longer bring traffic to Alibaba. He added that Lolli “has never had the right to claim to cooperate with Alibaba or to suggest cooperation with Alibaba Group”.