Blockchain Startup LayerX Teams With Microcsoft To Accelerate Adoption Of Blockchain In Japan

Blockchain, News | November 30, 2018 By:

Blockchain startup LayerX is collaborating with Microsoft Japan to promote the use of blockchain technology in the local economy.

Based in Japan, LayerX is a joint venture between news app Gunosy and initial coin offering (ICO) consulting firm AnyPay. The startup provides blockchain-related services such as smart contract development,


Japan’s Financial Services Agency To Introduce Crypto Wallet Regulation

News, Regulation | November 19, 2018 By:

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is planning to introduce regulation for crypto wallet service providers.

During the FSA’s ninth cryptocurrency study group meeting last week, officials discussed regulatory measures for cryptocurrency wallet services, including the maintenance of internal control systems, management of cryptocurrencies belonging to the service providers and customers,


Japanese Bank MUFG, Brazil’s Banco Bradesco Sign MoU To Develop Blockchain Cross-Border Payment Service

News | November 13, 2018 By:

Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the world’s fifth-largest financial institution, has partnered with Brazil’s Banco Bradesco to develop a cross-border payments service based on Ripple’s blockchain technology.

The two banks signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create cross-border payments between Japan and Brazil.


Japanese Banks To Trial Blockchain-Powered Interbank Settlement System

Blockchain, News | October 29, 2018 By:

Japanese IT firm Fujitsu has been selected by the Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) as an application development vendor for a field trial exploring the potential use of JBA’s Collaborative Blockchain Platform.

The Collaborative Blockchain Platform was established by JBA with the goal of generating and sharing knowledge relating to blockchain and distributed ledger technology.