Ginco Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and Progmat, Inc., announced the start of a joint study for the introduction of a stablecoin infrastructure that aims to improve settlement in the crypto market.

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  • The study aims to issue two stablecoins, namely, the Japanese yen-denominated XJPY and the U.S. dollar-denominated XUSD. The two assets will be used to enhance cross-border settlement in the crypto industry. 
  • The new stablecoins will leverage the Progmat Coin platform, a stablecoin issuance and management system that is compliant with Japanese regulations, according to a press release shared with Forkast.
  • Through the development of Progmat Coin, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation — the trust banking arm of Japan’s largest bank — and Progmat aims to create the infrastructure for issuing regulatory-compliant stablecoins in accordance with the revised Payment Services Act, which took effect in June 2023.
  • The revised Payment Service Act allows only licensed financial institutions and registered money transfer agents to issue stablecoins.
  • Other participants include crypto asset liquidity provider Cumberland Global Limited, Japan-based crypto exchange Bitbank Inc., and Mercoin.

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