SMBC Nikko Securities and Hatapro establish a new company to support Japanese culture and entertainment
On April 6, SMBC Nikko Securities and Hatapro, which deals with AI and IoT, aim to improve the international competitiveness of Japanese culture and entertainment through the use of Web3, and build a global Web3 community and membership system that supports Japanese culture and entertainment It was announced that a new company, “Proof of Japan Co., Ltd.” will be jointly established to provide services.
2025 Japan World Exposition, “EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet” Deployed
On April 6, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition announced the full-scale introduction of “cashless payment”, the first attempt at an international exposition, at the venue of the 2025 Japan World Expo (Osaka, Kansai Expo). In addition, it announced that it will introduce the “EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet” service for the purpose of providing visitors with an experience that allows them to enjoy the Expo venue and encouraging their participation in SDGs initiatives before the event.
Royal Holdings solves problems in the restaurant industry with “tempura x web3 x AI”
On April 10th, Royal Holdings will open the DX store “TEN Labo”, which will challenge the structural issues of the food service industry with “tempura x web3 x AI” in the DX project, which is part of the “creation of strategic business”. announced that it will open on the 27th.
By introducing an incentive design that utilizes tokens, many benefits are expected, such as improved relationships with customers, stores/employees, and producers, as well as further service improvements.
FUELHASH and CAICA DIGITAL announced on April 11 that they have signed a business alliance agreement for the Game Guild business. Through the business alliance, the two companies will realize a seamless NFT operation service from purchase of NFT to operation and receipt of operation revenue.
Calbee announced on April 12 that it will start the “NFT Chips Campaign” jointly developed with Hakuhodo and CryptoGames as a new experience program for its smartphone app “Calbee Ruby Program”.
Dai Nippon Printing, EC service that can sell digital items as real products
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. announced on April 13 that it will start an EC service that allows one-stop sales of real products that are the same as digital items for service providers that provide digital items distributed in games and metaverses.
It provides a function to customize the user interface (UI) of the website and an on-demand manufacturing function that manufactures real items from digital data according to orders.
Web3 startup UPBOND announced on April 14 that it has reached a basic agreement with MUFG Bank and Animoca Brands to collaborate to support the launch of businesses in the Web3 domain.
Hitachi Launches $300 Million CVC Fund To Accelerate Web3, Generative AI, Etc.
Hitachi, Ltd. announced on April 20 that it has established the third corporate venture capital (CVC) fund “HV Fund” for the purpose of accelerating innovation in the digital domain and creating new business opportunities.
Formed at $300 million, which is double the amount of the first and second funds established so far, and strategically invested in startup companies that lead the latest digital trends such as Web3 and generative AI. conduct.
A photo of Hakuba village in winter is converted to NFT, and a 3D printed object engraved with NFT information is also produced
On April 28, Shinto Tsushin, in collaboration with the Hakuba Village Tourism Bureau and Final Aim, conducted a demonstration experiment “Non-Fungible HAKUBA (NFH)” utilizing Web 3.0 technology in Hakuba Village. was converted into NFT along with 47 photos and released on a special site. In addition, 3D printed objects were produced from 3D map data generated based on NFT photographic information.
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