Tag: Japan

Japan And Fintech

A rather modern country, Japan has long been recognized as a pioneer when it comes to the implementation of various innovations. Japan is even leading in the count of vehicle production as it’s ranked #2 in Asia, manufacturing no less than 9 million of them, only trailing behind China. Just like how their cars continue to bring the latest technologies…

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The Best Blockchain Islands For Your Startup

With the ongoing blockchain revolution increasing across the world, there seems to be a shift in interest from cryptocurrencies to a new-found interest in the blockchain. Blockchain is now being embraced globally by countries that see its potential to disrupt existing traditional systems. Multiple industries are researching how blockchain could benefit them. Consequently, blockchain technology and blockchain platforms have wholly…

Analysis – Gold And Blockchain Use In Japan

The Fintech industry is growing in Japan. The country’s relationship with Fintech started to blossom in 2016. In 2014, fintech investments amounted to about 0.4%. This figure doubled in 2015 but the total amount was a mere $142 million. Part of the reason for this slow growth is the fact that Japan is a bank-centric country. It is estimated that…

Analysis – Southeast Asian Gold Market and Government Reserves

The precious yellow metal is fairly widely (although irregularly) distributed throughout Southeast Asia. The majority of the countries in this region actively mine gold both for the domestic and international markets. Also, gold plays a huge role in the cultures of these countries with it being used in various festive events and ceremonies. Below we take a look at the…

When ICOs Precede Regulation, Part 2

Since the launch of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) four years ago, the blockchain phenomenon has gained exponential attention, consequently exploding in value throughout 2017. Evidently, ICOs have enabled several companies to rapidly fund their ventures. In our last article, we reviewed and described how ICOs will likely change the world of crowdfunding and why it will likely disrupt the traditional…