The Mizuho Financial Group is ready to employ blockchain technology

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With NASDAQ and other companies preparing to test out blockchain technology as we speak, the Mizuho Financial Group has just partnered up with Cognizant in order to develop a blockchain solution, meant to provide secure record-keeping across all Mizuho companies around the world.

For those who are not yet aware, the Mizuho Financial Group represents one of the largest financial institutions in the world, while Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology services, consulting, and more. The partnership between the two companies is meant leverage the power of the blockchain for the company’s advantage. By doing so, a couple of benefits such as efficient, transparent and more secure transactions can be achieved, thus offering customers a superior experience. The change will also help the Mizuho Group to better keep track of their data.

In a recent statement, Toshitsugu Okabe, the Deputy President and CEO of the Mizuho Financial Group stated: “We are pleased to be among the early adopters of blockchain technology in Japan to make our processes and workflows faster and more efficient. The global domain and technology expertise of Cognizant will complement our vision and reinforce our reputation as the most trusted financial services group. We are impressed with Cognizant’s blockchain-based solutions for financial services organizations, and their sharp focus on this rapidly evolving technology.”

As Cognizant has recently made a couple of investments, meant to increase their blockchain knowledge and capabilities, the firm will use some of its best experts to help develop a blockchain solution for the Mizuho Group. This will also allow customers, group companies and counterparties to efficiently sign documents, thus offering faster processing and more secure verifications.

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