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|Day's Range||15.30 - 15.94|
|52 Week Range||11.75 - 25.82|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.09|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.87 (6.00%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 26, 2019|
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CoolBitX, a blockchain security startup based in Taiwan, announced today it has raised a $16.75 million Series B led by returning investor SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial group. Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bitsonic, Monex Group, another Japanese financial group and Taiwan’s National Development Fund also participated. One is CoolWallet S, a Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallet for cryptocurrency.
Japanese internet banking giant SBI Holdings Inc <8473.T> and Fukushima Bank Ltd <8562.T> will form a capital and strategic tie-up, with SBI taking a 17.91% stake in the regional lender, the companies said on Monday. Fukushima Bank will issue new shares to SBI for 222 yen each for a total investment of 1.11 billion yen ($10.17 million), making it the biggest shareholder in the lender. The two financial companies will jointly establish offices where SBI's products such as investment trust and insurance are provided to Fukushima Bank's customers, while the companies will also develop new fintech-focused services, they said.
Japanese shares advanced to a 5-1/2-week high on Monday, supported by hopes that stimulus from the world's largest economies would help stave off a global recession. Global equity markets received a lift after China's central bank said on Friday it was cutting the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, releasing liquidity to shore up a slowing economy dragged down by the Sino-U.S. trade war. Risk sentiment also improved as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Friday that the central bank will continue to act "as appropriate" to sustain the economic expansion in the world's biggest economy.
Japanese firm SBI Holdings is set to begin paying out dividends to its shareholders in the form of Ripple's XRP in September. And XRP fans are excited.
SBI Ripple Asia, a subsidiary of Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, is testing out in-store payments using its MoneyTap app. The money transfer app will be used for live payments at affiliated merchants, kicking off at a restaurant at SBI Group’s headquarters in Roppongi, Tokyo. A public launch is scheduled “within the year,” a press release notes. Available for both iOS and Android devices, MoneyTap allows funds to be sent using recipients’ telephone numbers or a QR code, and taps biometrics for security. It launched last year and bypasses domestic payment rails to allow settlement of payment flows over the RippleNet blockchain network using the latter’s xCurrent product. The post SBI Ripple Asia announces MoneyTap powered in-store payments trial appeared first on Coin Rivet.
March 6 (Reuters) - N2N Connect : * ENTERS MOU WITH SBI HOLDINGS TO SET OUT GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF COMPANY & SBI’S INTENDED ENGAGEMENT IN A JV IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION * N2N & SBI TO JOINTLY ESTABLISH ...
Mobile cryptocurrency wallet BRD is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The funding comes from SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services company SBI Holdings (formerly a subsidiary of SoftBank). BRD said the funding will allow it to grow its product and engineering teams, and to expand in Japan and across Asia.
Domestic investors have sought nearly double the number of shares offered by SoftBank Group Corp's soon-to-list wireless unit, two sources from a lead IPO underwriter said, underscoring strong demand for Japan's third-largest telco. Overseas institutional investors have sought more than three times the number of available shares, the sources said on Friday on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to disclose the figures publicly. Domestic investors will buy more than 80 percent of the offering.
Dec.12 -- SBI Holdings Inc., one of the lead underwriters for SoftBank Group Corp.’s initial public offering of its domestic telecom unit, said it made an error allocating some of the 180 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worth of shares it’s selling to investors. Peter Elstrom reports on "Bloomberg Markets: China Open."
After the underwriter held a lottery on Dec. 10 to distribute the shares in the offering to retail customers, some of them were notified they will get fewer shares than requested. SBI on Wednesday contacted customers correcting the error and saying they can have more stock, said Tsuyoshi Ogata, a senior manager in SBI’s corporate planning department. Users impacted by the error will have to choose whether to accept additional shares or to cancel the order entirely.
Japanese Fintech heavyweight SBI Holdings plans to launch a Ripple-powered mobile payment application called MoneyTap. In a tweet shared with his followers, Takashi Okita, CEO of SBI Ripple Asia shared the web page of the new payment application, which promises to offer "easy bank transfer application" without fees.The exact launch date for the mobile app is uncertain, but the site gave an estimated timeline for the release of both the iOS and Android versions for Autumn of 2018.Earlier this year, SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture between SBI and Ripple, announced plans to create a "groundbreaking smartphone application" based on Ripple's blockchain technology which will allow bank customers to settle transactions instantly. MoneyTap is expected to "provide on-demand payments" to Japanese customers through its consortium. The project is currently supported by the Japan Bank Consortium (JBC), a collection of 61 Japanese banks members brought together by SBI Holdings and SBI Ripple Asia. Some of these banks, namely, SBI Net Sumishin Bank, Suruga Bank and Resona Bank, will reportedly have priority to offer the service to its customers after launch, while the other banks will have access to the technology down the road. The payment app hopes to increase the flexibility of domestic payments in Japan and eliminate the current time constraints imposed by traditional banking systems. Once it goes live, the application will allow Japanese customers to conduct domestic transactions round the clock. In addition, the mobile app will eliminate "existing banking and ATM fees" that are currently applied to domestic transfers in Japan, making transfers faster and cheaper for consumers.When the project was first announced, Okita stated his excitement, heralding that the mobile app and Ripple’s blockchain will "improve payments infrastructure in Japan."“Together with the trust, reliability, and reach of the bank consortium, we can remove friction from payments and create a faster, safer, and more efficient domestic payments experience for our customers,” he added.Emi Yoshikawa, director of joint venture partnerships at Ripple, added to Okita’s excitement.“We’re proud to provide this production-ready technology that not only improves the international payments experience, but also have applications for domestic payments infrastructure.” <em>This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.</em>
Aug 16 (Reuters) - NIKKEI: * SBI HOLDINGS AND SOME OTHER ASIAN-BASED COMPANIES TO INVEST TOTAL OF $51 MILLION IN VIETNAM'S SENDO TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Investing.com - The first cryptocurrency exchange backed by a major financial services firm is up and running in Japan. VCTRADE is the product of SBI Holdings, which has been looking to enter the cryptocurrency business since 2016. The launch was delayed for several months because of security concerns, following the massive hacker attack on the Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck earlier this year.For now, trading on VCTRADE is only available to the 20,000 people who pre-registered last year. Trading will be opened to other investors sometime in July.Trading is also limited to XRP, the Ripple digital coin. Trading in bitcoin and bitcoin cash will be added at a later date.Some three dozen cryptocurrency exchanges are already operating in Japan, which made bitcoin legal tender in 2017. Authorities have received more than 100 applications for new exchanges.
SBI Virtual Currency, a subsidiary of SBI Holdings, will no longer partner with Huobi Group on setting up two Japan-based cryptocurrency exchanges.
Ripple, the U.S. digital payments company, is working with 61 Japanese banks on an application that will enable customers to settle cash transfers instantly around the clock, the latest effort to apply ...