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Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) today announced the opening of the Rakuten Blockchain Lab in Belfast, UK, next week. The new venture will be a dedicated research and development organization within Rakuten, focused on blockchain technology and its potential applications in the fintech and e-commerce sectors.
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Back in April 2015 Rakuten.com become one of the largest e-tailers providing a bitcoin payment option, thanks to a cooperation with Bitnet Technologies Ltd., which operates a digital payments platform powered by blockchain. The establishment of the new lab now follows the ... (read more)