Blockstream, Digital Garage Team Up to Foster Blockchain in Japan

Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream has expanded its strategic partnership with Japanese IT firm Digital Garage.

Aimed to foster blockchain development in Japan, the multi-year technology partnership comes following the pick-up in interest around bitcoin and blockchain technology in the country, said Kaoru Hayashi, group CEO of Digital Garage, in a press release.

According to Dr. Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream:

“The Japanese market is ready for new business models that blockchain technologies can enable.”

With the news, Blockstream has announced a new investment from the DG Lab Fund – a collaboration between Digital Garage and Daiwa Securities Group. The funding brings Blockstream’s total raised so far to over $80 million, the release states…

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