Japan’s largest bank has announced plans to launch a yen-pegged stablecoin in 2023

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, the trust banking arm of Japan’s largest financial institution, has announced plans to launch a yen-pegged stablecoin next year.

According to a report by Nikkei on Monday, the stablecoin dubbed “Progmacoin” will be used for clearing and settlements of digital securities.

Progmacoin will reportedly be deployed in the settlement of digital securities on the planned SBI and SMBC digital securities exchange scheduled to go live this year. The Osaka-based platform will utilize blockchain technology for trading non-traditional securities like real estate and art.

By using a stablecoin settlement layer, the bank hopes to accelerate fund delivery for such trades while also expanding Japan’s tokenized securities market. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust said the utilization of a stablecoin settlement layer for digital securities will also help to reduce the cost of fund delivery.

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