Japan

e-voting, blockchain

Japanese firm Layer X Labs develops an e-voting protocol based on Blockchain

As part of a broader “smart city” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba City. Japanese firm Layer X has announced the development of an electronic voting system based on a blockchain protocol. The Tokyo-based company stated that the new system would satisfy the technical needs of the electronic voting system. Including the prevention of double voting, […]

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Japanese esports company to pay XRP to its players.

SBI esports, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial services conglomerate SBI Group, announced that, as part of a sponsorship deal with venture capital firm, VC Trade, its esports players would receive salaries in Ripple (XRP). In order to strengthen the company’s presence among eSports players who also use digital currencies. Player salaries will be paid […]

COVID

Japan ‘s Finance Minister: Blockchain Can Help to Combat COVID

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso suggested that blockchain would be key. To the world’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic since the technology can be used to track contacts while ensuring privacy. Aso gave the opening remarks in Tokyo on 24 Aug. for the Blockchain Global Governance Conference. Also is known as the FIN / SUM […]

The Number of Active Crypto Traders in Japan Decreased in March

Before the state of emergency was formally declared slowing the pandemic spread in Japan. Total crypto-exchange activity decreased as fiat deposits peaked. The number of active crypto accounts registered in the country decreased from 2.048.501 in February to 2.044.806 in March. According to data published by the Japan Virtual and Crypto Asset Exchange Association (JVCEA) […]

Japan’s Top Credit Card Issuer Building Blockchain Payment System

JCB, Japan’s biggest credit card issuer, has collaborated with technology accelerator TECHFUND to create a secure transaction platform on the blockchain. The collaboration will leverage TECHFUND ‘s expertise on security token offerings (STOs) and staking to build a new transaction platform, according to a statement released by JCB on May 15. TECHFUND, which also located […]

Japanese Ad Giant Uses Blockchain to Boost Content Creators

Japanese Ad Giant Uses Blockchain to Boost Content Creators

One of Japan’s largest advertising firms is finding it easier to accept content creators as a business force on common devices. Even though they use proprietary material in their work. Dentsu has collaborated with Kadokawa Ascii research laboratories and others to launch Proof of Concept (POC). For rewards to independent content creators using blockchain technology, […]

EY Japan to fight counterfeit sake with blockchain

EY Japan to Fight Fraudulent Sale of Fruit & Sake with Blockchain in Asia

Japan-based global accountancy firm Ernst & Young has announced its plans to launch an ideal blockchain system for tracking and tracing Japanese fruit & sake. It ensures the prevention of fraudulent products’ sales in the Asian country. As per Asian Nikkei Review, SAKE Blockchain by EY Japan will soon be rolled out across Asia once […]

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Japanese Marketing Firm Invests in Pantera Capital Crypto Fund

Ceres, a marketing firm based in Japan, has just become the latest investor in the San Francisco-based blockchain and cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital. On Feb 28, Ceres announced on its website that they were supplying Pantera an undisclosed amount of yen towards the group’s third crypto fund. As the first Bitcoin fund in the […]