13 episodes

Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/) looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,100 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tokyofintech/support

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Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/) looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,100 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tokyofintech/support

    Episode #14 - Nir Netzer, FinTech-Aviv

    Episode #14 - Nir Netzer, FinTech-Aviv

    Nir Netzer is the Chairman of the Board for FinTech-Aviv, the Israeli FinTech Association, a highly valued Community Partner for Tokyo FinTech.

    With their Annual Summit just behind them, it was an excellent time to catch up with Nir and to discuss:

    - Startup Nation Israel

    - The strength of the Israeli FinTech sector, also in comparison with startups in other industries

    - How Israeli startups are looking at the opportunities abroad

    - The origin and motivation behind FinTech-Aviv


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    • 30 min
    Episode #12 - Meetup with the FSA (Japanese)

    Episode #12 - Meetup with the FSA (Japanese)

    On January 16, the FinTech Association of Japan held a meetup with the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the financial regulator in Japan. The FSA updated on a variety of regulatory initiatives, including cryptocurrencies, ICOs and STOs.

    This presentation is in Japanese

    The slides accompanying the presentation are available from our Medium Publication: medium.com/tokyo-fintech/meetu…slides-827056079a8b


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    • 14 min
    Episode #13 - Yuki Kishi, Plug and Play Japan

    Episode #13 - Yuki Kishi, Plug and Play Japan

    Yuki Kishi has been the FinTech Director for Plug and Play Japan since its inaugural startup batch two years ago. Since the beginning of 2020, he is also responsible for Brand & Retail. Listen in on this episode to learn...
    - Yuki's advice for startups entering the Japanese market
    - What to expect when working with Japanese corporates
    - More about the startup that Yuki found most impressive over this two year period
    - How much Yuki values his personal and professional network!

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    • 32 min
    Episode #11 - Ryan Lackey, Tezos Foundation

    Episode #11 - Ryan Lackey, Tezos Foundation

    Ryan Lackey, Chief Security Officer at the Tezos Foundation, came straight from a red eye flight from Bangkok to talk to us about his career, the role of the Tezos Foundation, governance in the crypto/blockchain world, and some of the largest projects that are under way with Tezos in Thailand and Brazil, for example.


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    • 33 min
    Episode #10 - Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Episode #10 - Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the financial services regulator, kindly gave us the opportunity for a brief interview during his recent visit to Tokyo.

    We talk about the FinTech innovation ecosystem in Singapore, ASEAN and Japan, the upcoming Singapore FinTech Festival, APIX as an open innovation platform, and how regulators might respond to the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement.


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    • 11 min
    Episode #9 - So Saito, So & Sato Innovative Lawyers

    Episode #9 - So Saito, So & Sato Innovative Lawyers

    With So Saito, one of Japan's most prominent FinTech lawyers supporting several high-profile blockchain & crypto companies, as well as other startups, we discussed ICO and STO regulation in Japan, stablecoins and Libra.

    There are significant changes coming in the regulatory environment over the next nine months, so please tune in!


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    • 29 min

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