Fintech Services Provider Omise Secures Undisclosed Sum from Nomura Holdings

Asia Blockchain Review
August 2, 2019

Omise Holdings, Southeast Asia’s leading fintech service provider, has recently received funding of an undisclosed amount from Tokyo-headquartered Nomura Holdings.

According to an official press release, this strategic round of funding will go towards expanding Omise Holdings’ subsidiaries as they continue to scale operations across multiple jurisdictions in the areas of payments, blockchain technology and digital assets exchange industries.

Facilitating Growth of the Blockchain Industry

Jun Hasegawa, Group CEO at Omise Holdings, stated:

“The fact that a key player in the regulated finance world is embracing the financial services, open infrastructure and disruptive technology we’re developing is an extremely positive indication for us.” 

Hasegawa also cited the speed of blockchain regulation, policy and compliance as factors that continue to impact the industry, but said they cannot be allowed to stifle growth. He added that jurisdictions with stable and transparent regulatory frameworks are being sought out, together with “forward thinking governments,” as Omise looks to expand operations.

Offering Fintech Services and Leading Innovation

With a global network spanning 30 countries, Nomura is one of only a few firms working on digital asset custody and has since started exploring blockchain. It is also an integrated financial group offering a range of financial services and advisory solutions, both to institutional and individual clients.

Omise is meanwhile leading the charge of the next wave of financial innovation, recognizing the opportunities presented by its financial ecosystem as it lays the foundation for its growth. Additionally, the firm aims to support businesses seeking to enter the industry amid rapid growth of the asset tokenization market.


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