News of the planned rollout by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) was revealed in an April 9th interview with Japanese media company Asahi Shimbun by incoming MUFG president Kanetsugu Mike. MUFG originally unveiled the ‘coin’ concept in 2017 under the name MUFG coin – a digital currency based on blockchain technology. In October 2018, MUFG announced that it would change the name of its digital currency from MUFG coin to ‘coin’. MUFG aims to put a digital currency called ‘coin’ into practical use in the second half of 2019, as the number of institutional players entering Japan’s crypto ecosystem continues to grow. Read the details on Brave New Coin

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran Editor @aikarensf Karen is a proud third generation San Franciscan, and has worked in various positions including developer relations, winemaking, freelance writing, and as a teaching assistant for autistic children. She is passionate about disruptive tech, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She is excited at how these technologies can improve the quality of life for people globally. When Karen isn’t busy discovering new things, you can find her enjoying the diversity of the Bay Area, keeping up to date on the latest tech news, or relaxing at home with her beloved rescued cat.

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