All Nippon Airways (ANA) and ANA NEO announced on May 30 that they will start the NFT business.
ANA NEO has opened its own NFT marketplace, ANA GranWhale NFT MarketPlace. According to the release, it is the world’s first airline group. ANA NEO advocates an “extended travel experience through Metaverse” and operates the virtual travel platform “ANA GranWhale”.
Hayakawa Shobo and Media Do announced on June 1 that they will release a new book with an NFT e-book that comes with a set of “NFT e-books” containing the same content as the main story. It is said to be the world’s first attempt to attach an NFT e-book to a paper book.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Datachain, and TOKI FZCO, which is based in Dubai, are expected to be issued and distributed on various public blockchains on June 2nd through the stablecoin issuance management platform “Progmat Coin.” Regarding stablecoins, they announced that they have started a technical partnership to build cross-chain infrastructure between public blockchains.
Game-specific blockchain Oasys announced on June 6 that it will hold a hackathon “Oasys TOKYO HACKJAM” from June 23 to July 12 during Japan Blockchain Week. The total prize money is scheduled to be 65,000 USD (about 9 million yen), and entries will be accepted from the 6th.
On June 5, pafin, which operates the crypto asset (virtual currency) automatic profit and loss calculation service “Cryptact”, officially launched the Web3 service “defitact” that visualizes the amount and market price of the crypto assets held. Announced. Such a service is said to be the first of its kind in Japan.
On June 9, Mitsui & Co. Digital Asset Management and Sony Bank signed a business consignment agreement, under which the digital securities service “ALTERNA” developed and operated by Mitsui & Co. Digital Asset Management will be provided to Sony Bank’s customers. announced that it will be launched. Sony Bank will become the first ALTERNA alliance partner for internet banks.
Mitsui & Co. announced on June 19 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding on a capital and business alliance and a strategic partnership with Animoca Brands, a major web3 company.
Utilizing Mitsui’s wide range of business assets, as well as its network of partners and customers, it aims to create new businesses that promote the spread and innovation of web3 mainly in Japan.
Started providing blockchain collaboration technology, which is the core of Web3
On June 15, Fujitsu announced that Fujitsu’s original “ConnectionChain”, which can easily link multiple blockchain systems, was added to the data trust platform “Data e-TRUST” of the “Fujitsu Web3 Acceleration Platform” that supports an autonomous decentralized society. “By integrating technologies on a trial basis, a prototype environment that can flexibly, safely and securely link multiple economic zones will be created for partners participating in Fujitsu’s global partner co-creation program “Fujitsu Accelerator Program for CaaS”. announced that it will start offering from
Gree announced on June 22 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding on a strategic partnership with Mysten Labs, the developer of the Layer1 blockchain “Sui”. Through his subsidiary BLRD, he will start validating the Layer1 blockchain “Sui” and will work on developing Web3 games on Sui that utilize Japanese IP.
Recochoku adopts “SBI Web3 Wallet” for secondary distribution transactions of music NFTs, making transactions easy for anyone without the need for crypto assets
SBINFT and SBI VC Trade adopted “SBI Web3 Wallet” on June 23 at “murket Second Market” in “SBINFT Market” where RecoChoku issues and sells NFTs using its own platform. announced that it was In the future, we also announced that we will promote copyright processing in the secondary distribution of NFTs (music NFTs) that have the right to listen to music.
Game-specific blockchain Oasys announced on June 23 that New Territory Planning Preparation Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of NTT DoCoMo, will newly participate as a validator for Oasys.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking will invest in Datachain. On June 26, Datachain announced funding from the trust bank.
It is said that they will further strengthen cooperation toward commercialization of initiatives based on stable coins, security tokens (digital securities), and cross-chain technology, which have been examined for business and technical verification.
Game-specific blockchain Oasys announced on June 26 that Rakuten Wallet, a cryptocurrency exchange company, will join Oasys as a new validator. In the future, the possibility of linking services developed by Rakuten Wallet with the Oasys ecosystem will also be considered.
Game-specific blockchain Oasys announced on June 27 that it has started discussions with MIXI to collaborate on further content. MIXI has been participating in the Oasys network as a validator since April this year, and will expand the scope of business related to Web 3.0.
Startail Lab, known for the development of Astar Network, announced on June 28 that it will raise approximately 500 million yen in seed round funding from Sony Network Communications. The two companies will conclude a share allotment contract accompanying a third-party allotment of shares, and Jun Watanabe, president and CEO of Sony Network Communications, will be newly appointed as a director of Startale Labs.
Japan Blockchain Association x Gaiax Co-sponsored Hackathon
On June 28, the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) co-sponsored with Gaiax the “JBA Blockchain Bootup Day,” where you can gain prior knowledge of blockchain application development, and discover human resources who will lead the next generation of the web3 industry. We announced that we will hold a two-week hackathon “JBA Blockchain Hackathon 2023 Summer”.
Business tie-up with Japanese yen stablecoin JPYC and YGG Japan
On June 28, JPYC, which handles the Japanese yen-linked stablecoin “JPYC”, announced a business alliance with ForN, the business partner of the world’s largest DAO-type gaming guild “Yield Guild Games (YGG)” landing in Japan.
Collaboration between Animoca Brands Japan, Gryfyn and Honda
Animoca Brands Japan today announced a collaboration with Web3 wallet providers Gryfyn and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. to transform fan engagement in the world of motorsports.
Leveraging Web3 technology and Gryfyn’s secure wallet platform to provide fans with a unique and interactive experience. It will start at the Indy 200 in Mid-Ohio, Ohio.
ALTERNA (Alterna), the first project (approximately 1.5 billion yen) has been solicited
On June 29, Mitsui & Co. Digital Asset Management announced the first project in the stable asset investment service “ALTERNA” that utilizes digital securities. ～Nihonbashi/Ningyocho～ (with transfer restrictions)”, announced that it has completed the solicitation of about 1.5 billion yen and started fund management.
TV Tokyo Enters “AI Vtuber” Business Utilizing Generated AI and NFT
On June 30, TV Tokyo announced that it will jointly develop a new character using generation AI “ChatGPT” and NFT in collaboration with Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA), which operates an NFT game platform based in Singapore. It is said that seven AI Vtubers with various personalities will be developed.
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