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Regtech: Crypto AML/CTF Solution Provider, Uppsala Security, Partners with Matrix USA

Uppsala Security, a provider of security tools and services for Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Transaction Tracking, and Cyber Security, has announced a new joint cooperation with Matrix USA, a US based firm that focuses on “building and strengthening business relationships in the… Read More

Queen Bee Capital and Nium Team Up to Streamline Cross-Border Payments via Japan

Global payments and card issuance platform Nium and Japanese payments firm, Queen Bee Capital (QBC) have teamed up to improve international transfer offerings for corporate and individual QBC clients across Japan. Through this partnership, QBC will leverage Nium’s advanced pay-out capability to offer real-time, cost-efficient,… Read More

Japan’s Credit Card Fintech Nudge Inc. Extends Pre-Series A Round with Capital from Sony Innovation Fund, Others

Nudge Inc., a “next-gen” credit-card provider and a future challenger bank based in Japan, announced that it has expanded its Pre-Series-A round with additional capital from Insignia Ventures Partners and the Sony Innovation Fund. The firm’s investment round has reportedly been led by Spiral Capital… Read More

Digital Securites Marketplace ADDX and Tokai Tokyo to Provide Security Tokens in Japan

ADDX and Tokai Tokyo will provde access to digital securities in Japan following the receipt of a security token license by the Japanese Financial Services Agency. ADDX, formerly known as iSTOX, is an online marketplace for digital securities including fractional shares. ADDX  has been approved… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group and Japan Exchange Group to Implement New Climate Indices

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) are expanding their partnership by implementing climate indices based on the TOPIX 500, which offers diversified exposure across Japan’s stock market. LSEG’s index division, FTSE Russell, JPX and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) are… Read More

Stefany Rojas: Head of Business Development at Kahuna Explains Benefits of Using their Blockchain based Social Media Network

We recently connected with Stefany Rojas, Head of Business Development at Kahuna, a blockchain-based social media network that will aim to engage celebrities with their fans in a democratized manner. It’s worth noting that most blockchain-enabled social media projects such as Voice and Steemit have… Read More

Anti-Falsification Program Developed by AP.LLC and Ontology Currently Available to ZAICO Clients

Ontology Network, a high-performance, open-source blockchain focused on digital identity and data, writes in a blog dated October 1 that on September 21, 2021, Ontology, in collaboration with AP. LLC, a Japanese consulting company with “strong ties” to local research institutes and researchers, confirmed that… Read More

Cambridge Quantum Introduces Open-Source Version of TKET, a Hardware Agnostic Quantum SDK

Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is pleased to confirm that the latest version of TKET (pronounced “ticket”), their high-performance hardware-agnostic quantum software development kit (SDK), is completely open-source. Ilyas Khan, CEO at CQ, noted that they had first announced that TKET would be “available on an ‘open-access’… Read More

PayPal Pays $2.7 Billion for Japanese Buy Now, Pay Later Firm Paidy

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has announced the acquisition of buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Paidy for $2.7 billion (¥300 billion) – mainly in cash. BNPL services have boomed in popularity as the services has emerged as an alternative to expensive credit card transactions. Paidy offers… Read More

Japanese BNPL Fintech Paidy Looking into Potential IPO this Year as Pay Later Services Become Wildely-Adopted

Japan-based Fintech firm Paidy, specializing in the Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL sector, is reportedly looking into going public. This, according to a report from the FT. BNPL has become quite popular globally, with many new Fintechs entering the space within a relatively short… Read More

Liquid Exchange Hacker Continues to Swap Stolen ERC-20 Tokens for Ethereum (ETH) and wETH via DEXes to Prevent Funds From Being Frozen

On August 18, 2021, hackers managed to steal more than $90 million in over 69 different cryptocurrencies and digital tokens from Japan-based exchange Liquid Global. Liquid’s teams had “yet to release a postmortem detailing the attack vector used by the hacker,” the CipherTrace team noted… Read More

Crypto Market Report: Funding Rates Point to Improving Investor Sentiment

The team at Blockstream, a Bitcoin-focused firm, has released its Markets Weekly Report, dated  August 20, 2021. As noted in the report from Blockstream, Bitcoin is currently on pace “to finish on the top end of this week’s range for the fifth weekly win in… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Help Startups with Expanding Businesses to Japan, South Korea

Startups currently being supported by the Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will soon have the option to visit Japan or South Korea in order to expand their businesses globally. These initiatives will be supported and facilitated by setting up two new camps this year to address… Read More

Binance to Exit Ontario, Canada Markets, Following Crypto Regulatory Crackdown by OSC

Digital asset exchange Binance will reportedly stop offering services in Ontario, Canada after the local government decided to launch a regulatory crackdown on crypto-related businesses. Binance’s management confirmed on Friday (June 25, 2021) that all Ontario-based customers need to close out their active positions by… Read More

NEM Ventures Expands Early-Stage Ecosystem after Launch of Symbol, a Next-Gen Enterprise Blockchain

NEM Ventures has expanded its early-stage ecosystem after the launch of Symbol. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the NEM Ignite Incubator Program is now preparing promising or high-potential blockchain startups for market entry on Symbol. NEM Ventures, which is the VC… Read More

Japan: GMO Internet Group and INX Limited Partner on Stablecoins

INX Limited has announced a partnership with GMO-Z.com Trust Company, Inc. The collaboration aims to offer the world’s first regulated stablecoin backed by the Yen or GYEN and made available to both retail and institutional customers. INX will also be integrating GMO Trust’s USD-backed stablecoin,… Read More

Plug and Play Japan Announces Startups For Summer/Fall 2021 Batch

‘   Plug and Play Japan announced on Monday it has selected a total of 91 Japanese and international startups for its Summer/Fall 2021 program batch. The startups, which were notably selected by 44 corporate partners, will be joining the following programs, IoT, Fintech, Insurtech,… Read More

Quasi Quantum Tech in Financial Trading being Tested by Toshiba and Dharma Capital

Japanese technology giant Toshiba is reportedly working with Dharma Capital to test out the use of quasi-quantum tech in financial trading. The trial, carried out by Toshiba and Dharma Capital, will look into the effectiveness of high-frequency trading (HFT) strategies for listed stocks in Japanese… Read More

Financial Management: Fintech InvestCloud Launches Wealth Advisor Platform by Japan’s Largest Bank, MUFG

InvestCloud, a global Fintech company serving large banks, wealth management platforms and fund managers, revealed that it has launched its Wealth Advisor Platform by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), which is the largest bank in Japan and also one of the world’s largest financial institutions… Read More

Bank of Japan Official Says China’s Digital Yuan Will Not Pose Threat to US Dollar’s Position as Global Reserve Currency

A senior Bank of Japan (BoJ) official has stated that China’s digital renminbi will not be able to pose a threat to the US dollar’s dominant position as the global reserve currency. As reported by Bloomberg, Kazushige Kamiyama, who heads the BoJ’s payment systems division… Read More

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