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Japanese Mizuho will launch cryptocurrency for non-cash payments in March

11:20 27 December /2018

As Nikkei Asian Review reports, in March 2019, the Japanese financial corporation Mizuho Financial Group plans to launch cryptocurrency tied to the yen for mass use.

 As part of the promotion of non-cash payments, Mizuho attracted 60 local banks in Japan. According to the corporation’s plan, retail stores will charge a lower commission when calculating a new cryptocurrency than paying with a credit card.

Holders of digital currency will be able to send funds to other users for free and transfer the asset from a bank account to a wallet. The cryptocurrency payments will be made using a special application and QR codes.

For the first time, Mizuho began testing the digital currency in 2016. The company plans to make the cryptocurrency a basis for new mobile payment services.

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