E-commerce giant Rakuten publicly launches crypto exchange; currently supports BTC, ETH and BCH

Japan's equivalent to Amazon, e-commerce giant Rakuten, has publicly launched its cryptocurrency exchange, Rakuten Wallet.

Announcing the news on Monday, the company said that users can start spot trading in three cryptocurrencies - bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and bitcoin cash (BCH) - via a mobile app. The app is currently available on Android platform, with an iOS version planned for "early September."

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Rakuten further said that customers' assets will be held in &