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Viber owner Rakuten to launch cryptocurrency in Russia in 2018Ц2019

MOSCOW, Jul 3 (PRIME) -- Japanese holding Rakuten, the owner of popular messenger Viber, will launch its own cryptocurrency, called the Rakuten coin, in Russia in 2018Ц2019, Viber CEO Djamel Agaoua said on Tuesday.

The Rakuten coin circulates in the companyТs eco-system and is available in Viber via an e-wallet.

The cryptocurrency was earlier launched in Japan, and the messengerТs users can exchange yen for U.S. dollars and euros.

Rakuten is studying the Russian law, and Russians will be most likely able to pay for purchases with the cryptocurrency, but not to turn it into rubles.


03.07.2018 15:10
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