Japanese Finance Giant Nomura Invests in Smart Contract Auditing Startup
Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.
Pegged to Japan's cryptocurrency market, Nomura's benchmark will be available to domestic and overseas institutional investors and crypto exchanges, among others.
MUFG launched a 22-member research consortium of security issuers, broker dealers and tech companies to set standards for security token management.
CoinShares, Nomura Bank and crypto security firm Ledger have formally launched a digital asset custody business targeting institutional investors.
The SEC-regulated firm raised $14 million from notable investors across traditional and blockchain finance.
Ledger's crypto custody venture with Japanese bank Nomura may take longer than expected to launch, the startup's president said.