Coinbase, the leading cryptocurrency company has today announced its partnership with a leading Japanese financial institution, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE : MTU). The partnership involves Mitsubishi Financial and others making a considerable investment of $10.5 million in the digital currency company.
The recent influx of investment will play a very important role in Coinbase’s future as it will help the company in its expansion spree. At the same time, the investment in Coinbase makes it the first investment for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in the digital currency sector. Some of the other investors in the partnership includes Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ and Sozo Ventures.
While announcing the news on its blog, Coinbase reiterates its mission to create a worldwide open financial system which will act as a bridge between conventional financial institutions and the digital currency ecosystem. The company, with the new partnership, is looking forward to expanding its operations to Japan.
Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of Coinbase was quoted on a leading publication saying,
“Partnering with leading global financial institutions is a key part of our strategy and we are thrilled to be working with BTMU, (Bank