Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. announced last week it has agreed to sponsor Neutrino, Japan’s first blockchain1 coworking space. According to the firm, Neutrino, which located in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, was established by Omise Japan (CEO: Jun Hasegawa). It was reported:
“One of the key features of blockchain is the ability to quickly and securely share data among participants, and across industry borders. It is a technology that will allow cross–industry sharing of records and information between companies in widely different business areas, including finance, manufacturing, and energy. Going forward, blockchain will simplify and optimize many different kinds of business operations.”
Mizuho Financial also reported that in addition to sponsoring Neutrino, it will be a long-term tenant of the coworking space, and the company looks forward to finding applications for blockchain technology and being able to develop new business areas together with the wide variety of sponsors, members, and other specialists Neutrino plans to attract.
“We believe that this project and these interactions will bring us one step closer to developing commercial applications for blockchain technology. Mizuho will continue to incorporate the latest technologies into innovative service offerings, with the aim of providing our clients with consistently better financial services.”
Mizuho Financial added that through this arrangement, it looks forward to helping shape the blockchain ecosystem2 in Japan, advancing research into operational streamlining using blockchain technology, and developing business that takes advantage of blockchain.