CoinShares, Nomura Bank and crypto security firm Ledger have formally launched a digital asset custody business targeting institutional investors.
Pegged to Japan's cryptocurrency market, Nomura's benchmark will be available to domestic and overseas institutional investors and crypto exchanges, among others.
MUFG launched a 22-member research consortium of security issuers, broker dealers and tech companies to set standards for security token management.
The SEC-regulated firm raised $14 million from notable investors across traditional and blockchain finance.
Ledger's crypto custody venture with Japanese bank Nomura may take longer than expected to launch, the startup's president said.
Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.
Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.
NRI's Kazumitsu Yokokawa discusses the Japanese professional services firm's ongoing collaborations with major banks on blockchain efforts.
Japan’s SBI Sumishin Net Bank has announced it will develop a proof-of-concept to explore blockchain banking.