Tagged: japan

Japanese Fintech QUOINE Signs MOU with ULS Group to Develop QASH Blockchain

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Thursday it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ULS Group to create the QASH Blockchain. According to QUOINE, the QASH token is based on the Ethereum blockchain for the ICO, but the company will do a token swap to utility tokens based on the… Read More

Fujitsu Partners with Three Major Banks on Blockchain Field Study

Fujitsu has announced an agreement with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, to conduct a field trial of a “person-to-person money transfer service” using Blockchain technology. The trial is scheduled to commence in January 2018 and last for three… Read More

Japanese Fintech Firm QUOINE Launches ICO to Build Global Crypto Economy Liquidity Platform

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Wednesday the launch of its global Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to build a global crypto economy liquidy platform. This news comes just a few months after the company launched its full digital cryptocurrency exchange and trade platform. Speaking about the ICO, Mike… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Officially Recognizes 11 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has put their seal of approval on eleven different cryptocurrency exchanges that facilitate the transfer and exchange of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies. This is according to a report in Reuters highlighted the fact that Japan recognized… Read More

FSA Japan & FSRA of ADGM Join Forces to Promote Fintech Innovation

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the completion of a framework for cooperation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM. This Cooperation Framework recognizes the global nature of… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Forms Partnership With Fujitsu to Provide Lending & Leasing in Japan

Cloud Lending Solutions, a cloud-based lending platform, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with Fujitsu Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) company, to bring cloud-based lending to its business practice, starting with Japan. Cloud Lending reports that the partnership presents a tremendous… Read More

Kon’nichiwa!: Kickstarter Is Now Open to Japanese Creators

Reward-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday it has officially opened to creators in Japan. The funding portal stated that artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types may now launch projects and find support from its backer community. “Japanese culture embodies a… Read More

Singapore – Japan Partnership: LATTICE80 & FINOLAB Sign MOU on Fintech

  LATTICE80, a Singapore based non profit Fintech hub backed by Marvelstone Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FINOLAB in Japan to mutually boost their Fintech ecosystems and global networks. Marvelstone is a global VC group based in Singapore. LATTICE80 is said… Read More

Asian Expansion: Kickstarter to Launch in Japan This September

Kickstarter announced this week that it will be launching in Japan next month Plans for the crowdfunding giant to make its Japanese debut were revealed earlier this year. According to The Verge, Japanese creators will be able to use the funding portal to attract backers… Read More

Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals & ABBA Pledge $9M+ Upcoming COMSA ICO

Tech Bureau Corp, a fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company, announced that leading Japanese VCs pledged over $9M investment in COMSA’s ICO. Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals and ABBALab Inc will invest in COMSA ICO tokens and XEM. COMSA, a complete Initial Coin Offering fundraising… Read More

Japan Plans to Create Fintech Hub

It is fair to say that over the past couple years, Fintech has taken the financial industry by storm. Their new-age approach to classic finance has added value to both companies and consumers. Because of this, many countries have decided to ride this wave of… Read More

Fintech Collaboration: Japan & Australian Create Cooperation Framework

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have announced a framework for co-operation to promote Fintech innovation in Japan and Australia. A formal “Exchange of Letters” ceremony between Australian Ambassador to Japan, the Hon Richard Court AC and State Minister… Read More

Japan’s Bitcoin Frenzy Affecting Small Cap Market

According to an article published on Bloomberg, the increased frenzy over bitcoin in Japan is causing some spill-over effects on some of the country’s small-cap stock market companies. The companies being affected are all related to bitcoin in some way and, as the article speculates,… Read More

SoftBank Backs Paytm with $1.6 Billion

Paytm has announced that SoftBank has invested in their parent company One97 Communications Limited. The $1.6 billion commitment is said to be the single largest funding round from a single investor in India. Crowdfund Insider reported this past week that Paytm was discussing an investment… Read More

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Realigns Subsidiaries to Reflect Market Changes Including Fintech

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) has announced a “functional realignment” of its group subsidiaries. The realignment includes a name change from The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd to MUFG Bank, Ltd. (subject to regulatory approval).  The company said they had two aims: adapting to domestic… Read More

Japanese IB Nomura Opens Fintech Program in Mumbai, PwC, Google, IBM & Amazon Internet Services Join Effort

Japanese investment bank Nomura has set up a fintech program in India, inviting entrepreneurs in Mumbai to build new tools for capital markets. The Voyager partnership aims to give Indian fintech specialists access to Nomura’s resources at the Mumbai innovation centre, enabling them to test their ideas using… Read More

New Law in Japan Officially Recognizes Bitcoin

Only a few weeks since the SEC denied two separate bitcoin ETF applications, there may be some good news coming out of Japan for supporters of Bitcoin. On April 1, a new law went into effect in Japan allowing for the country’s first officially recognized… Read More

Yo Shibata, Co-Founder of Crowdport, Updates on “Social Lending” Status in Japan

  According to a recent article in TechinAsia, 52% of Japan’s personal assets, or more than $15 trillion, are held as cash. That is incredible.  But it is also incredible in the fact that holding cash, when most current accounts pay less than inflation, means… Read More

WorldRemit Announces Asia Expansion: Launches Online Money Transfers in Japan

WorldRemit, announced on Monday it is launching its online money transfer services in Japan. This news comes less than a week after the company announced its launch in Hawaii and customers in Japan will now be able to send money to family and friends worldwide, using… Read More

Singapore & Japan to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

Less than a week after Japan inked an agreement to partner with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has announced a cooperation framework with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Similar to other existing arrangements by MAS,… Read More