The Japanese online retail corporation Rakuten can implement support for cryptocurrency in the updated version of its payment application, according to the company's financial statements for 2018, which is referred to by Cointelegraph.
The submitted documents state that the new version of the Rakuten Pay application will be released on March 18 and will support “all payment solutions embedded in one platform”. Rakuten has been accepting Bitcoin payments through its US portal since March 2015.
In January, Rakuten revealed that Everybody’s Bitcoin, which had been bought earlier, was included in a new payment unit. Rakuten acquired Everybody's Bitcoin in August 2018 for $ 2.4 million. Representatives of the company then stated that they were considering joining the cryptocurrency trading industry because they believe in “the role of cryptocurrency payments in e-commerce and offline retail as well as peer-to-peer payments in the future ".