Flailing Japanese Brokerage Giant Monex Courts Bitcoin for its Survival

By CCN.com: One of Japan’s largest online brokerages, Monex, may soon permit retail investors to buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its platform. Monex claims the move into cryptocurrency will help claw back its diminish market share. Speaking to Bloomberg, Monex Security chairwoman Yuko Seimei said: “We’ve fallen a little behind — we can’t deny that … If we hinder doing things the way “were having”, we may not be able to close the gap.” Monex: Banking on Bitcoin? Monex was once the leading online brokerage in Japan, but its market share has been ingested away by contenders SBI and Rakuten,

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