Three large companies whose shares are traded on the Tokyo stock exchange, announced plans to enter the market of cryptocurrency services. It is reported В

This was preceded by reports that six other Japanese public companies, including Money Forward, which controls one of the most popular applications for personal Finance, has launched its own cryptocurrency exchange.

New players in the market will become Samurai & J Partners, Appbank Inc and I-Freek Mobile Inc.

Samurai & J Partners

Founded in 1996 Samurai & J Partners offers investment banking, FINTECH and IT services. The main activity of the company — “investment in listed companies using the PIPE (private equity investment)”.

Its subsidiaries the company operates a crowdfunding platform, Samurai, linking asset managers with companies that need funds. The platform uses cryptocurrency Fund Virtual Currency Mining Fund.

The company recently announced plans to launch a “service credit for holders of virtual currency.”

Appbank Inc

Appbank Inc is engaged in the production and distribution of content, such as videos and live broadcasts of events. The company works with the gaming and mobile media portal Launched in October 2008, he claims the title of “largest Japanese iPhone-media”.

Last week, the company announced the creation of a platform for content distribution @Blast, whose launch is planned for June.

“@Blast is a web service that distributes a virtual currency through a various content associated with games and entertainment”, — stated in the message of the company.

With it, the company is planning “the spread of virtual currencies, providing users a place to communicate”.

I-Freek Mobile Inc

I-Freek Mobile Inc provides mobile content to smartphone users. Recently, the company announced the change of its Charter, which now has a reference to “exchange of virtual currencies”. It is expected that these amendments will be adopted at the General meeting of shareholders on June 27.

Earlier, the financial services Agency of Japan (FSA) announced the introduction of a ban on anonymous cryptocurrencies due to their potential use for fraudulent purposes.