Nomura-Backed Crypto Custody Venture Launches After 2 Years in the Works

CoinShares, Nomura Bank and crypto security firm Ledger have formally launched a digital asset custody business targeting institutional investors.

News  ·  19 June 2020

Nomura Launching Benchmark for Japan’s Crypto Assets

Pegged to Japan's cryptocurrency market, Nomura's benchmark will be available to domestic and overseas institutional investors and crypto exchanges, among others.

News  ·  30 January 2020
Security Tokens

Leading Japanese Firms Partner on Security Token Research

MUFG launched a 22-member research consortium of security issuers, broker dealers and tech companies to set standards for security token management.

Business  ·  6 November 2019
Funding Rounds

Token Tech firm Securitize Raises $14 Million from Santander, MUFG

The SEC-regulated firm raised $14 million from notable investors across traditional and blockchain finance.

Business  ·  24 September 2019

Ledger and Nomura’s Crypto Custody Launch May Be Delayed to 2020

Ledger's crypto custody venture with Japanese bank Nomura may take longer than expected to launch, the startup's president said.

Business  ·  18 April 2019

Japanese Finance Giant Nomura Invests in Smart Contract Auditing Startup

Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.

Business  ·  8 March 2019

‘Wealth Effect’ From Bitcoin Trading Could Boost Japan’s GDP, Say Analysts

Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.

Markets  ·  3 January 2018

Japanese Think Tank NRI Considers Expanding Blockchain Research

NRI's Kazumitsu Yokokawa discusses the Japanese professional services firm's ongoing collaborations with major banks on blockchain efforts.

Markets  ·  13 January 2016

Japan’s SBI Sumishin Building Blockchain Banking Proof-of-Concept

Japan’s SBI Sumishin Net Bank has announced it will develop a proof-of-concept to explore blockchain banking.

Business  ·  16 December 2015