Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next Month

Stan Higgins
Jan 24, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month.

The invite-only event, scheduled for 28th February, will be hosted at the Bank of Japan’s FinTech Center, founded last year as part of the institution’s push toward utilizing new technologies like blockchain.

According to a translated agenda published today, some of the parties involved that will be making presentations include the central bank’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Mizuho Bank, and startups Soramitsu and R3, among others.

The event will also feature a panel discussion on the tech will feature representatives from IBM Japan, Nippon Exchange Group and bitcoin exchange bitFlyer. Later, Hiromi Yamaoka, the director-general of the central bank’s Payment and Settlements System Department, will give closing remarks.

The Bank of Japan’s distributed ledger event comes months after it announced a new partnership with the European Central Bank, aimed at joint experimentation of distributed ledgers. Deputy governor Haruhiko Kuroda has previously said that the institution’s staff is seeking “to understand” the technology.

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