ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

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.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more