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First Japanese company reveals bid to join Facebook's Libra

Online broker Monex sees 'huge possibilities' for the cryptocurrency

Facebook looks to launch the Libra digital currency next year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Monex Group, one of Japan's leading online brokerages, said Friday it has applied to join the Libra Association, Facebook's high-profile cryptocurrency project, becoming the first company from that country to announce such interest.

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