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Propy, Inc., a Silicon Valley property technology (proptech) startup, has announced the completion of two blockchain-recorded property deals in Japan, a first in Asia, the startup said on Thursday. The news marks Propy’s first steps into the Asian market. Image: Mount Yotei,...
Liquid, a cryptocurrency exchange platform operated by Quoine Pte. Ltd., has announced the first close of an ongoing, undisclosed Series C funding round which the company claims has brought its valuation “to over US$1 billion” and established itself as one of only two tech unicorns in Japan.
Quantstamp Inc., a Y Combinator-backed blockchain security startup, has announced the establishment of a limited liability company, Quantstamp Japan GK, after receiving a “significant investment” from Nomura Holdings and Digital Garage. Quantstamp Japan GK will focus on assisting Japanese startups and enterprises in using secure blockchain technology....
Recruit Holdings, the Japanese Internet and human resources firm that owns Glassdoor and Indeed, has launched a US$25 million blockchain fund. The establishment of RSP Blockchain Tech Fund, launched in November 2018 and based in Singapore, was only made public this week with the announcement of...
A proof-of-concept (PoC) project of a mobile payments service utilizing blockchain technology has been successfully completed by SoftBank Corp., a Japanese telecoms and Internet firm, in partnership with tech provider Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., and US-based blockchain startup TBCASoft, Inc. The new cross-carrier mobile payments service allows users to make a...