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Ripple Partners with Tokyo’s HashKey DX to Introduce XRP Ledger (XRPL)-powered Enterprise Solutions

Ripple, the provider of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with HashKey DX, the Tokyo-based specialized consulting company of the HashKey Group, to introduce XRP Ledger (XRPL)-powered enterprise solutions to the Japanese market. HashKey Group has achieved significant success “with… Read More

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and MUFG Complete Payment in ISO 20022 Format via CHIPS Network

MUFG Bank, Ltd., which claims to be one of the largest banks in Japan, and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, one of the investment banking groups in Europe, reportedly completed the first payment in the ISO 20022 message format on The Clearing House’s CHIPS… Read More

Japan’s MyShell Raises $11m for AI Chatbot Creation on Blockchain

MyShell, a Tokyo-based innovator in the field of artificial intelligence, announced that it has successfully raised $11 million in a Pre-Series A funding round. This recent injection of capital, led by Dragonfly Capital and supported by a consortium of investors including Delphi Ventures, Bankless Ventures,… Read More

Soft Space, the Fintech as a Service Firm, Announces Capital Alliance with GMO Financial Gate in Japan

Soft Space, the fintech-as-a-service company, has announced a capital alliance with its long-standing partner, GMO Financial Gate, Inc., which claims to be one of Japan’s largest payment processing companies. This investment from GMO-FG comes before Soft Space’s planned Series C funding round, combining their strengths… Read More

QR Code Payment Integration Planned Between Japan and ASEAN

Starting in 2025, Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to unify QR code payment systems to simplify transactions and avoid the need for currency exchange, especially benefiting tourists. This move, as reported by Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and announced by Japan’s… Read More

Matsui Securities Leverages Broadridge’s Post Trade Solution to Enable Stock Lending Efficiency

Matsui Securities Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s online securities brokers, has selected global Fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.’s (NYSE:BR) cloud based SaaS post-trade processing solution to drive operational efficiency in its stock lending business. System integrator Intelligent Wave will “develop the front office component and… Read More

Singapore’s Nium Secures Funds Transfer License in Japan

Nium, a real-time cross-border payments firm based in the United States and Singapore, has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first non-Japanese company to be granted a Type 1 Funds Transfer Service Provider (FTSP) license by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA). The license… Read More

Global Fintech Adyen Partners with Qoo10, an Online Marketplace for Japanese Consumers

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) has partnered with Qoo10, an online marketplace operated by eBay Japan. Adyen  said itwill aim to “support Qoo10 with fast and stable payment processing, particularly during peak periods.” Qoo10, a Japanese domestic marketplace, holds a large-scale sales event called “Mega Wari” every… Read More

Stablecoin Issuer Circle and Coincheck to Expand Access to USDC in Japan

Coincheck, Inc. (Headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Satoshi Hasuo, Representative Director & President) and Circle Internet Financial, LLC, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC1, announced plans for a partnership to expand USDC access in the Japanese market. USDC is a fully reserved… Read More

Fintech Stripe Selected by Japan’s Tokyu to Power Subscription Accommodation Service

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, announced that it has been selected by Tokyu to power the multinational conglomerate’s new flat-rate subscription accommodation service. Tokyu oversees more than 200 businesses “across Japan spanning transportation, real estate, and hospitality.” By partnering with Stripe, it will… Read More

IDEX Biometrics and KONA I to Introduce Biometric Payment and Access Cards in Japan

IDEX Biometrics and KONA I are partnering to deploy biometric payment and access cards in Japan. With credit card fraud reported by Japanese companies increasing by 30% year over year to USD 294 million, banks in the market are showing interest for biometric smartcard solutions,… Read More

Fintech Startup Zebec Introduces Web3 Payment and Real-Time Payroll Services in Japan

Zebec, a Fintech startup, announces the launch of its Web3 payment and real-time payroll services in Japan. This move marks Zebec’s continued global expansion and “underscores its commitment to fostering collaborative financial innovation worldwide.” Japan, known for pioneering a regulatory framework “for digital finance, offers… Read More

Investors Should “Buckle Up” as Markets Could Drop by Up to 20% During a Volatile Q1 2024, Fintech Industry CEO Says

Investors should “buckle up” as markets are likely to be volatile in the first quarter of 2024 and could drop by up to 20% – but you could find there are more opportunities to make money, affirms the CEO of an independent financial advisory and… Read More

Japanese crypto exchange operator Monex Group acquires Canada’s 3iQ

Monex Group, a Japanese financial conglomerate known for its online brokerage, crypto exchange, and asset management services, has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Canada’s 3iQ Digital Holdings and its subsidiaries for $39.8 million. In a statement, Monex revealed its ambition to bolster… Read More

Bowen Fintech Agrees to Acquire Japanese Crowdfunding Platform MOH

London-listed Bowen Fintech has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Minnadeooyasan-Hanbai Co Ltd (MOH), a Japanese firm specializing in real estate crowdfunding services, according to reports. The acquisition involves Bowen Fintech purchasing 93.5% of MOH’s shares for £34.5 million. This transaction will be entirely… Read More

Fintech: Blackstone Acquires Japan’s Sony Payment Services

Global investment firm Blackstone has announced a significant move in Japan’s financial technology (fintech) sector, with its private equity funds entering into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Sony Payment Services Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Blackstone will acquire Sony Payment from… Read More

Japan: Revenue-Based Financing Platform Yoii Secures $5.5m in Funding

Tokyo-based fintech startup Yoii has announced raising $5.5 million in a Series A funding round anchored by Emellience Partners. The startup, which provides a revenue-based financing (RBF) platform, said the round was also backed by Itochu Technology Ventures, FFG Venture Business Partners, and five other… Read More

SBI Holdings and Circle to Enable Digital Currency Innovation in Japan with USDC, Banking, Web3 Services

SBI Holdings, Inc. announces that it has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Circle Internet Financial, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC, the world’s regulated stablecoin, “to circulate USDC stablecoins, establish a banking relationship and promote the use of Circle’s Web3… Read More

SC Ventures, SBI Holdings to Support Digital Asset Initiative in UAE

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is partnering with SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial conglomerate, to establish a Digital Asset Joint Venture investment company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The parties say that they intend “to capitalize the vehicle with… Read More

Stripe and JCB Expand Access to Japan’s Digital Commerce Market

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, today announced expanded support for JCB, a card network in Japan and one of the top payment networks in the world. JCB is now available on Stripe “in 39 countries and territories, making it easy for businesses in… Read More

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