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SBI Holdings partners with Circle to boost USDC in Japan

EditorAmbhini Aishwarya
Published 2023-11-27, 05:28 a/m

In a significant move to integrate digital currencies into Japan's financial landscape, SBI Holdings has announced a strategic partnership with Circle Internet Financial. This collaboration aims to expand the circulation of the USD Coin (USDC) within Japan's economy by utilizing SBI VC Trade as a distribution platform. Additionally, SBI Shinsei Bank is set to provide banking functions to Circle, which will further extend USDC's accessibility to Japanese businesses.

The partnership heralds a concerted effort to drive Web3 innovation by introducing new digital asset applications and improving the underlying infrastructure. Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, regards the alliance as a cornerstone for their expansion efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. Similarly, Yoshitaka Kitao, representing SBI Holdings, emphasizes their commitment to leading the way in stablecoin-based financial solutions.

This initiative comes at a time when Japan is witnessing a growing interest in the integration of digital assets into its economy. The collaboration between SBI Holdings and Circle could pave the way for USDC to achieve electronic payment system status in Japan, marking a significant milestone in the adoption of stablecoins in mainstream financial transactions.

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