Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G-7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan – CoinDesk

Japanese politicians are calling on G-7 members to respond to China’s planned digital yuan by collaborating on digital currency research. Senior politicians from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former economy minister Akira Amari, told reporters Friday that Japan should share information and technical studies with the U.S. and other G-7 members in […]

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Japanese Conglomerate SBI Injects 7-Figure Sum Into Securitize – CoinDesk

Japanese financial services conglomerate SBI Holdings has invested a seven-figure sum in Securitize, a provider of services for issuing digital securities. The investment, announced Tuesday, comes just two months after Securitize announced it had raised a combined $14 million from Santander Bank and MUFG. The exact amount injected by SBI wasn’t disclosed, but Carlos Domingo, […]

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Facebook’s Libra Could Add Japanese Financial Giant Monex to Crypto Kumbaya

Monex, the Japanese online brokerage that owns the crypto exchange Coincheck, has applied to join the Facebook Libra stablecoin project. The Libra Association will make a final decision on Monex’s application by September 30, Reuters Japan reported. The application process involves Monex investing millions of dollars to back Mark Zuckerberg’s vanity project. If approved, Monex […]

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