Mar 15, 2023
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, February 22, 2023 – Securitize Japan, the leading tokenization platform in Japan, has collaborated with Mizuho Research & Technologies Co., Ltd. (“MHRT”) and NTT DATA Corporation (“NTT DATA”) to build a Digital Engagement Platform for Mizuho Bank Ltd, (“Mizuho Bank”).
The collaboration allows Mizuho Bank to provide a platform that enables issuers to have direct communications with their investors utilizing blockchain technology.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Japanese finance together with Mizuho FG, a major Japanese financial institution," said Eiji Kobayashi, Securitize Japan’s Country Head.
Mizuho Bank has launched this platform aiming at issuers of financial products particularly government bonds and corporate bonds.
Securitize was selected as Mizuho’s platform provider because of the company's outstanding capabilities and global track record within its industry.
Securitize has partnered with NTT Data to reimagine the security token platform for the Japanese market. The provision of this platform is a part of this collaborative business, and we will continue to work towards further development of the platform.
In traditional finance, products such as government and corporate bonds are managed only by financial institutions such as securities companies and it makes it difficult for issuers to access investors’ information timely.
With this platform, it will be possible to provide issuers with investor’s information that was previously difficult to obtain, subject to the prior consent of the investor. Issuers can expect increased engagement with investors through the provision of benefits and company information to investors, and investors can obtain investment benefits beyond just financial results.
Additional details are available in this press release from Mizuho Research & Technologies.
About Securitize Japan and Securitize, Inc.
Securitize Japan is the leading tokenization platform in Japan (and is not a securities firm under Japanese law). Securitize Japan is an entity of Securitize, which is expanding investor access to high-quality, real-world private market assets, leveraging tokenization to make previously inaccessible investments available to more investors, consistent with securities laws.* From private equity and venture capital to fine art and start-ups, Securitize brings together businesses seeking to raise capital and investors seeking potential returns historically found in the private markets, with over 1.2 million investors and 3,000 businesses already connected. Securitize, or through its subsidiaries, is an SEC-registered stock transfer agent, broker-dealer, alternative trading system, and registered investment advisor, as well as a member of FINRA and SIPC. Learn more at http://www.securitize.io.
* Securitize does not engage in the securities business in Japan.