ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Economy

Mizuho's digital currency to take on payment rivals next month

Financial company brings power of 56m accounts across 60 banks to crowded field

Mizuho's J-Coin Pay payment platform will let users put money in their bank accounts without paying a fee.
Mizuho's J-Coin Pay payment platform will let users put money in their bank accounts without paying a fee.

TOKYO -- Japan's Mizuho Financial Group will launch its digital currency service March 1 under plans announced Wednesday, leveraging direct links to users' bank accounts to fight off outside players in the heated market for cashless payments.

Sponsored Content

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

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