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Japan to launch a centralized Crypto

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is launching an initiative to open a new exchange and issue its own virtual currency: the “MUFG coin.”

MUFG plan to suppress fluctuations in the price of MUFG coins by controlling the trades themselves so that they can be used stably for settlement and remittance. This step by MUFG, is going to make the above said digital currency centralized and it could easily be controlled by a bank. In addition, the bank can also control the value of the coin, which is aiming to be worth approximately 1 yen. This coin will be users friendly easily accessed by their smartphones and will be used as a mode of payment for services and products in a secure way.

They (MUFG) are aiming to increase adoption with suppliers and retailers throughout Japan for the payment platform and are aiming to launch it later this year. The move shows how digital currencies and blockchain tech are slowly being realized by financial institutions, who are keen to benefit from the cheap operational costs that virtual currencies can offer.

Legislative Hurdles and Financial Regulation

MUFG has already informed the Financial Services Agency on their plans to issue coins and open an exchange. The coins will be issued with the collaboration of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, with plans to organize competitions to generate ideas for business usage of the MUFG coins in March.

For establishing a virtual currency exchange in Japan, MUFG will have to register with the Financial Services Agency, and there are still some hurdles left. With the continuous growth of Fintech industry, further rules and regulations for responding to new services like MUFG will continue to be advanced in the country.

Online Responses To The MUFG coin Announcement

Users took to Twitter  to voice their opinions on the upcoming coin launch. They were quick to point out that the MUFG coin is not OMG and that the price is to be capped at 1 yen per coin.

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, is Japan’s largest financial group and is the 2nd largest bank holding company in the world, holding around $1.8 trillion USD.

Will we see increasing crypto currency initiatives such as this, with centralized banking controls? Do they offer the same degree of security as other decentralized cryptocurrencies? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

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Crypto Market cap reached $275 billion

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Market cap of crypto currencies reached the level of $275 Billion after a spike on 4rth July 2018, Bitcoin maintaining its dominance at 42% , making it the biggest crypto currency in the world.

Bitcoin price currently trading at around $6700 after a 3% spike in the price , making it jump from $6500 to $6700 within minutes, analysts are predicting that this recent upside movement in crypto market in weak and need to sustain these levels in order to attract more buyers, otherwise overall bearish market is still in control.

$7000 is a key level for Bitcoin 

$7000 is very important level for bitcoin according to many technical analysts, If it breaks above $7000 and stays there then chances are that upside move will be healthy, otherwise bear will look forward to take control of the situation again.

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Switzerland merging Cryptocurrencies with conventional banking

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Switzerland is on the right track to become a Crypto nation and country is making efforts to allow cryptcocurrencies to fully access conventional banking .

Bitcoin and other crypto currencies has taken a big hit in brutal bear market of 2018 but that’s not stopping Switzerland to allow cryptocurrencies to fully access conventional banking system within the country. Switzerland is currently in progress and drafting rules and regulations for such collaborations.

Heinz Tännler, Swiss expert & finance director of Zug canton, told media earlier that politicians were moving to allow crypto companies to work with banks, adding that Switzerland’s central bank, financial supervisor and federal government “are willing to help”.

He said: “We hope to clarify relationships by the end of the year at the latest.

“Time is pressing, other jurisdictions such as Malta and Singapore are very active and making a lot of effort to attract these companies. The lack of access to bank services is a significant competitive disadvantage.”

“We have to push certain national institutions to resolve this problem quickly and effectively, but that now seems to be going well.”

Blockchain becoming the global phenomenon 

The concept of Blockchain is interesting and attractive for all the countries, many countries may disagree on the existence and usage of cryptocurrencies, but all of them agree with the fact concept of blockchain is not going anywhere and governments can benefit from this technology in various fields, but if you ask any expert of blockchain, he would tell you that success of Blockchain technology has to be linked with existence of crypto currencies, without crypto currencies, and ecosystem can’t exist, many governments around the world are slowly recognizing the fact and Switzerland is definitely on the right track if they allow crypto currencies to work in collaboration with the Banks, because many banks around the world are not allowing crypto currencies to offer services through them, but this initiative will open many doors in that regards.

 

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Crypto market stabilizing gradually

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Crypto market is stabilizing around $450 billion market cap after gradual increase in overall value in recent weeks.

Leading crypto currencies are on the rise, lead by Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple. Although increase in bitcoin value is less as compared to other crypto currencies but overall market is on rise with current market of $440 billion.

Bitcoin is currently hovering around the $9300 mark after being rejected at $10000 mark couple of times in last days, Ethereum is on the charge as well but the most surprising one is Bitcoin cash. Bitcoin cash was at $600 couple of weeks ago and now at $1600, shows rapid growth in recent weeks.

EOS

Crypto currency of the month has to be EOS, investors of EOS are enjoying a massive rise in value in past few weeks, EOS started April at $5 mark and now is at $18 , value of EOS increased more than 3 times within one month.

Current top 5 crypto currencies

  1. Bitcoin : $9388
  2. Ethereum: $741
  3. Ripple: $0.83
  4. Bitcoin Cash: $1630
  5. EOS: $18.28

 

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