Japan’s Second-Largest Securities Brokerage Daiwa Completes Blockchain Pilot

The major Japanese investment bank has published the results of a pilot project, aimed at implementing blockchain tech for securities post-trade processing. Daiwa Securities Group, Japan’s second largest securities brokerage, has announced the completion of a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 19. The PoC implemented blockchain in the […]

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Major Japanese Trading Firm Marubeni Partners with US Blockchain Company LO3 Energy

Major Japanese trading company is looking to leverage blockchain technology through a deal with LO3 Energy. Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation has partnered with a New York-based blockchain startup to use the technology for its energy business, Marubeni confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20. Marubeni, which has expanded beyond Japan into the […]

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CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao is vesting his future hopes for crypto in Ripple and R3 technologies. Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his […]

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Japan’s Number Two Bank by Assets Completes R3 Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Trial

SMBC conducted a proof-of-concept of R3’s Marco Polo with a multinational Japanese player. Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), has completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) using blockchain consortium R3’s Marco Polo trade finance platform. A press release confirmed the PoC completion on Feb. 18. SMBC, which is the only Japanese bank participating […]

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Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

Tokyo-based Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in privacy coin project Beam Development Limited. Japanese employment information services company Recruit Co., Ltd. has invested in a blockchain-focused company Beam Development Limited, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18. Per today’s press release, Recruit has invested in Israeli blockchain startup Beam Development Limited. The investment was […]

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