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Bitcoin could see new rule-maker: Japan's finance industry

The country's online brokerages also want to get into cryptomining

Bitcoin mining computers are pictured in a Bitmain mining farm near Keflavik, Iceland, on June 4, 2016.

TOKYO -- Some of the middlemen that cryptocurrencies were designed to cut out are getting into the virtual mining business, anyway.

With Japanese eagerly buying into bitcoin and similar currencies, SBI Holdings, GMO Internet and other online securities companies hope to turn mining into a new revenue source.

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