SBI Group

Northern Data and SBI Crypto Announce Strategic Cooperation

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:35am

Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) and Whinstone US Inc., announce a strategic cooperative relationship with SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc. (Tokyo: 8473) in the areas of applied blockchain technology.

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  • Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) and Whinstone US Inc., announce a strategic cooperative relationship with SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc. (Tokyo: 8473) in the areas of applied blockchain technology.
  • SBI Crypto is also positioned for potential equity participation in Northern Data.
  • SBI Crypto is dedicated to crypto mining-related operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's SBI Group.
  • "We have been planning with Whinstone and Northern Data for the Texas mining farm since early 2019," says Carson Smith, CEO of SBI Crypto.

DGAP-News: NORTHERN DATA AND SBI CRYPTO ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COOPERATION

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:00am

- A wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's SBI Group, SBI Crypto to be hosted at Northern Data's new data center facility in Texas

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  • - A wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's SBI Group, SBI Crypto to be hosted at Northern Data's new data center facility in Texas
    Frankfurt on the Main / Tokyo - February 13, 2020 - Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) and Whinstone US Inc., announce a strategic cooperative relationship with SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc. (Tokyo: 8473) in the areas of applied blockchain technology.
  • SBI Crypto is also positioned for potential equity participation in Northern Data.
  • SBI Crypto is dedicated to crypto mining-related operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's SBI Group.
  • "We have been planning with Whinstone and Northern Data for the Texas mining farm since early 2019," says Carson Smith, CEO of SBI Crypto.

Notice Regarding Establishment of SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd That Engages in Financial Services Via Smartphone Keyboard

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Over 20 financial institutions around the world have already introduced this solution, with more expected to do so in the near future.

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  • Over 20 financial institutions around the world have already introduced this solution, with more expected to do so in the near future.
  • In Japan, several financial institutions are on the move for the introduction of the solution.
  • SBI PayKey enables banks to seamlessly deliver users a variety of financial services through day-to-day chats.
  • Going forward, SBI PayKey plans to cooperate with other SBI Group companies to promote the use of PayKey by financial and non-financial companies in the Japanese market, and to accelerate its business development throughout Asia.

Notice Regarding Establishment of SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd That Engages in Financial Services Via Smartphone Keyboard

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Over 20 financial institutions around the world have already introduced this solution, with more expected to do so in the near future.

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  • Over 20 financial institutions around the world have already introduced this solution, with more expected to do so in the near future.
  • In Japan, several financial institutions are on the move for the introduction of the solution.
  • SBI PayKey enables banks to seamlessly deliver users a variety of financial services through day-to-day chats.
  • Going forward, SBI PayKey plans to cooperate with other SBI Group companies to promote the use of PayKey by financial and non-financial companies in the Japanese market, and to accelerate its business development throughout Asia.

Yoshitaka Kitao Joins Ripple Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 2:58am

Yoshitaka Kitao, Representative Director, President & CEO of SBI Holdings Inc. will be joining Ripples board of directors.

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  • Yoshitaka Kitao, Representative Director, President & CEO of SBI Holdings Inc. will be joining Ripples board of directors.
  • Mr. Kitao brings over four decades of insights into global financial markets to Ripples board.
  • I am excited to welcome Mr. Kitao to our board of directors.
  • Kitao will be replacing Takashi Okita, CEO of SBI Ripple Asia, the joint venture between Ripple and SBI Holdings, on Ripples board.

Techrock Partners With Inagora, One of the Largest Cross-Border EC Companies in Japan, to Deliver Authentic Japanese Products to the Chinese Market

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Inagora is one of the largest cross-border EC platform companies in Japan and has received over 70M USD worth of investment from Itochu, KDDI, SBI Holdings, and more.

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  • Inagora is one of the largest cross-border EC platform companies in Japan and has received over 70M USD worth of investment from Itochu, KDDI, SBI Holdings, and more.
  • The company operates a Chinese market-focused EC called Wandougongzhu and has partnered with Hankyu , a famous department store to sell cosmetics goods to Chinese consumers.
  • The partnership between Techrock and Inagora is a major step forward in protectingChinese consumers from fake products.
  • A single scan of the Techrock label tracks a product's journey from the manufacturer to the store shelf.

SBI Neo Financial Services and AntWorks™ Announce Joint Venture to Provide Intelligent Automation to ASEAN Market Through SBI Antworks Asia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Global provider of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation solutions, AntWorks powered by fractal science, has today announced a joint venture with SBI Neo Financial Services Co., Ltd., to supply AntWorks' integrated intelligent automation platform to East Asia and South East Asia markets.

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  • Global provider of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation solutions, AntWorks powered by fractal science, has today announced a joint venture with SBI Neo Financial Services Co., Ltd., to supply AntWorks' integrated intelligent automation platform to East Asia and South East Asia markets.
  • SBI Neo Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc, headquartered in Tokyo, today announced it has entered into an agreement with AntWorks, Head Quartered in Singapore, to establishSBI Antworks Asia.
  • In August 2018, SBI invested US$15m in AntWorks through the SBI AI&Blockchain Fund managed by SBI Investment.
  • In this respect, by leveraging AntWorks products, SBI Antworks Asia will provide solutions for such social challenges, while assisting customers who want to rationalize operations.

SBI Neo Financial Services and AntWorks™ Announce Joint Venture to Provide Intelligent Automation to ASEAN Market Through SBI Antworks Asia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:00am

Global provider of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation solutions, AntWorks powered by fractal science, has today announced a joint venture with SBI Neo Financial Services Co., Ltd., to supply AntWorks' integrated intelligent automation platform to East Asia and South East Asia markets.

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  • Global provider of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation solutions, AntWorks powered by fractal science, has today announced a joint venture with SBI Neo Financial Services Co., Ltd., to supply AntWorks' integrated intelligent automation platform to East Asia and South East Asia markets.
  • SBI Neo Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc, headquartered in Tokyo, today announced it has entered into an agreement with AntWorks, Head Quartered in Singapore, to establishSBI Antworks Asia.
  • In August 2018, SBI invested US$15m in AntWorks through the SBI AI&Blockchain Fund managed by SBI Investment.
  • In this respect, by leveraging AntWorks products, SBI Antworks Asia will provide solutions for such social challenges, while assisting customers who want to rationalize operations.

Sendo raises $51 million from SoftBank Ventures Korea and other investors

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:56am

The funding round from investors in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan was participated by all the existing investors, including SBI Group, FPT Group, eContext Asia, BEENEXT, and BEENOS.

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  • The funding round from investors in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan was participated by all the existing investors, including SBI Group, FPT Group, eContext Asia, BEENEXT, and BEENOS.
  • Launched in March 2012, Sendo is the #1 C2C marketplace in Vietnam, offering more than 10 million of products on its platform.
  • Established in year 2000, SoftBank Ventures Korea is the only global early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group based inSeoul, Korea.
  • SoftBank Ventures Korea invests in start-ups with a strong potential in Asia, the U.S., Israel, and the EU, focusing on AI, IoT, and smart robotics industry.

Lancium Announces Strategic Investment from SBI Holdings

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Lancium Technologies Corp, a distributed computing and data center technology company, today announced an equity investment and debt financing from SBI Holdings Inc. of Japan.

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  • NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Lancium Technologies Corp, a distributed computing and data center technology company, today announced an equity investment and debt financing from SBI Holdings Inc. of Japan.
  • SBI also intends to expand its cryptocurrency mining footprint at Lancium data centers.
  • SBI Holdings CEO, Yoshitaka Kitao, added, "The Lancium solution is a strategic investment for the SBI Group and will enable us to expand our crypto-currency mining business built on low-cost green energy.
  • In addition, the SBI Group provides Asset Management Business, with a prime focus on investment in venture companies - an activity undertaken since before the Group's founding.