Regulatory Sandbox Ideathon to take place in September that Utilizes mijin v.2 (Catapult)

– General Applications Begins to Accept from Today –

TOKYO – July 13, 2018 – Today Tech Bureau Holdings, Corp., a fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company, announced that it shall be in attendance at FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM. The company shall take part in this international event that is set to run in Tokyo’s Marunouchi and Otemachi districts from Tuesday, September 25 (the occasion itself being organized by the Financial Services Agency and Nikkei Inc.). To the “Regulatory Sandbox* Ideathon” (Organized by Nikkei, Inc.), Tech Bureau Holdings, Corp. shall be providing both technical assistance and the latest version of its private blockchain solution, mijin v.2 (Catapult). Accordingly, notice is hereby given that, from today, July 13 (Fri.), the company shall be accepting application for general idea.
*The “Regulatory Sandbox” is a proof-of-concept system which has been introduced to test new technologies etc. The system itself is in accordance with the enactment of the provisions set out in the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement.

mijin v.2 (Catapult) is the successor of mijin v.1, it inheriting the features of its predecessor, which as a private blockchain solution, possesses the proud record of being supplied to more than 300 companies. With its development language transitioned from Java to C++, and a shift from the http protocol to socket communications, the Catapult version of this versatile blockchain product leads the world in that it has realized fusion with leading-edge technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, both of which are required to achieve large-scale throughput. Since its initial public appearance in this April, mijin v.2 (Catapult) has moved forward in leaps and bounds, with preparations now underway to possibly release both enterprise licenses and dual licenses within this year.

In that it has positioned 2018 as a critical year for earnestly commercializing the blockchain, on this occasion, Tech Bureau Holdings felt that the Ideathon offered a wonderful opportunity to accelerate the process. Accordingly, it decided to provide mijin v.2 (Catapult) to FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM. By having many people throughout the world creatively use mijin v.2 (Catapult), the company’s goal is to bring together numerous new and imaginative ideas for business models that can themselves give rise to added value. In doing so, the aim is to assist the speedy validation and social implementation of such good ideas.

mijin v.2 (Catapult) official website:

Details on Collecting Ideas

Title: Regulatory Sandbox Ideathon
Organizer: Nikkei, Inc.
Sponsor: Tech Bureau Holdings, Corp.
Dates: September 25 (Tue.) – 28 (Fri.), 2018
Venues: Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 3×3 Lab Future
Application Criteria:
1) Ideas and business models that are; difficult to be applied to existing regulatory systems; hampered by regulation; or, required enormous costs due to regulation.
2) Innovative ideas and business models which are socially high-value-added..
3) Ideas that enable to solve public problems using advanced technology*.
4) Ideas that can be approached innovatively in regulated industries.
5) It is not necessary to be a FinTech.
* Our company will give technical support for “mijin v.2 (Catapult), the open source blockchain infrastructure, such as AI, big data, blockchain, and gene editing.
Application Website:


July 13: Commencement of Application Acceptance
Late in July: 1st Workshop (seminar room, Nikkei Inc.)
Late in August: 2nd Workshop (seminar room, Nikkei Inc.)
September 25: Workshop (Conference Square, Shin-Marunouchi Building)
September 26: Ideathon (3×3 Lab Future)
September 27: Demonstration Day (Pitches) (3×3 Lab Future)
September 28: Announcement of Results & Award Ceremony (Main Hall, Marunouchi Building)


About FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM

FIN/SUM (the Fintech Summit) represents both an opportunity to convey around the world the Fintech situation in Japan and the opportunities that exist in the country. It is also an international event that aims to construct a global startup ecosystem that utilizes Japan as a hub. In following on from last year, the event will again be held in Tokyo’s Marunouchi and Otemachi districts. This year in 2018, FIN/SUM will encompass REG/SUM (the Regtech Summit), with the overall theme of the event being “Competition & Collaboration.”

Event Details
Title: FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM: Competition & Collaboration
Organizers: Financial Services Agency, Nikkei, Inc.
Special Supporter: Mitsubishi Estate
Supported by: Bank of Japan, Japanese Bankers Association, etc.
Dates: September 25 (Tue.) – 28 (Fri.), 2018
Venues: Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 3×3 Lab Future, etc.
Activities: Symposiums, displays, workshops, Sandbox Ideathon, etc.
Visitor Numbers: Approx. 10,000 visitors
Official Website:


About Tech Bureau Holdings, Group (

Tech Bureau Holdings, Corp. and Tech Bureau, Corp., fintech and cryptocurrency group companies in Japan, the U.S., and Europe, develop software and services for blockchain technology. As a team and as a group, we have developed; mijin, a private blockchain software; and Zaif, a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange platform. Tech Bureau Holdings and Tech Bureau recently launched a one-stop solution, COMSA, which provides companies with consultation, expertise, and solutions to support their very own ICOs and implementations of blockchain technology into their businesses.

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Press contact, Tech Bureau: Aoki / / +81–3–4530–0344


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