Japanese banks register for Exchange-run blockchain proof-of-concept

Japanese banks register for Exchange-run blockchain proof-of-concept
17.03.2017 11:30 am

Japanese banks register for Exchange-run blockchain proof-of-concept

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At the end of November 2016, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.; Osaka Exchange, Inc.; and Japan Securities Clearing Corporation made an announcement(*) regarding the consortium of Japanese financial institutions.

The consortium was set up to conduct proof of concept (PoC) testing for blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT), and recruitment of participants commenced at the end of January 2017. To date, a total of 26 financial institutions and related organizations have registered. We will be launching a community website for registered participants in March.

Furthermore, in terms of the actual testing environment, we plan to release the first user application for this series in April.
Financial institutions (23 companies)

CENTRAL TANSHI CO., LTD.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
DSB Co., Ltd.
Japan Securities Depository Center, Incorporated
JAPAN SECURITIES FINANCE CO., LTD.
The Kosei Securities Co., Ltd.
Marusan Securities Co., Ltd.
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.
Matsui Securities Co., Ltd.
Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Monex, Inc.
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc.
SBI SECURITES Co., Ltd.
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
The Tokyo Tanshi Co., Ltd.
Ueda Yagi Tanshi Co., Ltd.
Related organizations (3 entities)

Bank of Japan
Financial Service Agency
Japan Securities Dealers Association

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