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Fintech Start-Up Will Discuss the Future of Blockchain in Cayman

Fintech Start-Up Will Discuss the Future of Blockchain in Cayman
15 April 2019, 05:39 AM

Omise Holdings’ (“Omise”) founder and CEO, Jun Hasegawa, will speak on The Real-Life Applications of Blockchain in GAIMOps Cayman’s Keynote Interview alongside Northern Trust at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. The company's mission is to transform the way the world conducts payments by developing an open financial infrastructure that merges traditional and non-traditional financial services and platforms.

Currently, Omise serves small, medium, and global enterprises such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Toyota, and DTAC. The firm is one of the fastest growing companies in Southeast Asia and has been recognized by Forbes Japan as one of the top 10 best start-ups for two consecutive years.

As Omise continues to grow its global financial services, the company is exploring expansion opportunities and considering several offshore jurisdictions for its next major operational hub, including the Cayman Islands. Omise recently incorporated in Malta and will soon be launching its retail digital assets exchange business GO.Exchange from there. In addition, the company is building critical scalability infrastructure for Ethereum, namely the OMG network. The network is an open, financial technology platform that enables transparent, peer-to-peer transactions in real-time and facilitates self-sovereign financial services across geographies, asset classes and applications.

“We are looking to expand our operations to key offshore financial centers that have stable and transparent regulatory frameworks,” explains Hasegawa. “Jurisdictions that have forward-thinking governments with open communication channels and a collaborative mindset are also a priority of ours. We see the Cayman Islands as a leading financial services jurisdiction with access to top caliber professionals to support the growth of the business.”

The organization recognizes the massive opportunity in decentralized financial services and is laying the foundation for its next growth stage. Full control and resistance to censorship are fundamental properties of decentralized networks and it is these characteristics that make this open and permissionless version a potentially much larger and more inclusive financial system.

Omise is at the forefront of this new movement and leading the charge of the next wave of financial innovation. There are massive economic benefits for the Cayman Islands to attract these types of companies and become a vibrant fintech hub. To learn more, attend Hasegawa’s Keynote Interview on The Real-Life Applications of Blockchain at 12:10 PM on Monday, April 29th 2019 at GAIMOps.