Japanese internet giant GMO is going bullish with cryptocurrencies by introducing a mobile-based crypto wallet platform on iOS and added four new digital assets for trading on its app.
The wallet platform, called “GMO Coin Virtual Currency Wallet,” will allow customers to store multiple cryptocurrencies along with fiat. The firm is also claiming that to ease the process, it has kept the registration process very simple.
Moreover, along with Bitcoin, GMO has listed four major altcoins – Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple – on its trading platform to trading against Japanese yen.
But the company did not stop there.
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In an attempt to make cryptocurrencies mainstream, GMO has further introduced CryptoChips to enable distribution of cryptocurrency as remuneration within various game applications. The remunerations will be given in Bitcoin in the early days. However, GMO is planning to introduce options with more cryptocurrencies.
The company is optimistic that the introduction of cryptocurrencies at such level will make customers familiar with them. It has partnered with a group of companies to start the offerings from August, however, as the first initiative, GMO has decided to mount CryptoChips on the real-time territorial battle game “Whimsical War” and will distribute Bitcoin to players based on their ranks in the game.
GMO Internet is a giant Japanese company that offers products such as online advertising, internet infrastructure, internet security and mobile entertainment. GMO Click Securities has been the world’s largest FX provider by trading volume since 2012. GMO Internet also has its own cryptocurrency exchange, GMO Coin, and it opened a Bitcoin mining operation in September 2017.
Earlier this month, GMO expanded the reach of its crypto trading platform internationally by entering the UK market. To achieve that, the UK arm of the GMO Internet’s brokerage arm (‘Z.com Trade’ and GMO Click Securities respectively) has signed a deal with Finatext UK, a company which sells various financial technology services.