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Japan to launch digital currency ‘J Coin’ in time for 2020 Olympics

by Futures Centre, Oct 27
1 minute read

A consortium of banks, led by Mizuho Financial Group and Japan Post Bank has won support from the Japanese Central Bank to launch an electronic currency, the J Coin.


The Government is on a mission to reduce cash transactions in Japan. Currently 70% of the value of all transactions is made in cash; J Coin wants to offer a solution consumers and enterprise will trust.


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