Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month.
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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