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SORAMITSU — Designing a Better World Through Decentralized Technologies
Our clients count on us to help them design and launch their next-generation financial applications, at a lower cost and in record time.
We are pleased to announce Bakong, the collaboration between SORAMITSU and the National Bank of Cambodia. Bakong is Cambodia's only integrated payment system that allows you to do everything - e-wallets, mobile payments, online banking and financial applications - all in one place.
SORAMITSU is a global technology company delivering blockchain-based solutions for enterprises, universities, and governments. From the creation of domestic and cross-border payment systems, to the development of our own decentralized autonomous economy, our projects and use case studies represent the next-generation of fintech.
Our Projects and Use Case Studies
Bakong
A collaboration between Soramitsu and the National Bank of Cambodia, Bakong is a next-generation Real-Time Gross Payments System that promotes financial inclusion through a friendly yet powerful iOS and Android app.

RTGPS - is the revolutionary and unique DLT core solution that allows for real-time gross domestic and cross-border payments between any and all account holders on a single platform.

The Bakong central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a secure alternative to paper bank notes designed to function within the parameters required by the banking system.

Using a secure and standardized digital currency as a means of payment can increase trust and confidence in the payment system.
SORA
SORA is both a new economic system that decentralizes the concept of a central bank as well as a network that implements a parachain to the Polkadot relay chain and ecosystem, with in-built tools focused on DeFi. The Polkaswap decentralized exchange is being built on the SORA Network.

The SORA Network excels at providing tools for decentralized applications that use digital assets, such as atomic token swaps, bridging tokens to other blockchains, and creating programmatic rules involving digital assets.

Using the SORA App for iOS and Android, users can send and receive VAL tokens and invite users to join the ecosystem.

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Fearless Wallet
SORAMITSU is releasing the Fearless Wallet, a new wallet tailor-made for peer-to-peer transactions on the Kusama and Polkadot networks.

The Fearless Wallet is unique on both technical and user-experience levels. Future revisions will incorporate advanced features — such as staking, governance, Polkaswap DEX integration, and the ability to buy KSM/DOT via credit card or payment service — within the context of a modern interface designed with simplicity and elegance in mind.

The goal is to expand access to decentralized finance by radically improving the usability of the notoriously complex functions of present-day wallets.
D3 Ledger
Soramitsu and the central securities depositories of Slovenia (KDD) and Russia (National Settlement Repository of Moscow Exchange Group) are collaborating on D3, The Decentralized Digital Depository.

This is a token issuance and post-trade settlement infrastructure for financial institutions to use to provide custodian, asset creation, OTC trades, and settlement services to their users.
KAGOME
KAGOME is a C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host developed by Soramitsu and funded by a Web3 Foundation grant.

With KAGOME, all SORAMITSU projects can be connected to blockchains supporting Polkadot, thus becoming a part of the next-generation decentralized web.
FUHON
Filecoin has announced two additional implementations of the Filecoin protocol: forest – being implemented in Rust by ChainSafe, and FUHON – being implemented in C++ by SORAMITSU. These implementations are in active development, and are now fully open for anyone to use or contribute to. Check them out on GitHub!

SORAMITSU has collaborated with the Web3 Foundation since 2018, receiving multiple grants to implement Kagome, the Polkadot Host in the C++ programming language; build the Fearless wallet for Kusama; and contribute to Polkaswap, a non-custodial AMM-DEX protocol for the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem. The SORA Network is also going to become a parachain of the Polkadot and Kusama relay chains.

We maintain validators on the Polkadot and Kusama networks, so please feel free to nominate us!
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Our Core Team
CEO | Blockchain Engineer

Makoto Takemiya is the CEO and Co-Founder of SORAMITSU. Before founding SORAMITSU, he worked as a research engineer at ATR's Department of Neuroinformatics. Additionally, he has helped on other blockchain projects in the past.
Co-Founder | Group Chairman

Ryu Okada is a Co-Founder and Chairman of SORAMITSU. He worked as a Consultant at Deloitte, was a Founder of an e-commerce startup and financial consulting company, and holds a Japan CPA license.
Co-Founder | SORA Director

Ikkei Matsuda is the CEO of SARR, LLC, an accelerator for high-tech startups and the former Founder & CEO of Hokkaido Venture Capital.
CEO of Soramitsu (Japan)

Kazumasa Miyazawa is the creator of Edy electronic money and former board member of Rakuten Edy.
CEO for Soramitsu Labs

Kamil is the CEO at Soramitsu Labs, and a project lead for both Iroha, and Kagome ( C++ implementation of Polkadot Host). Kamil was one of the original developers of Hyperledger Iroha – private ledger platform with orientation on mobile devices and web applications. He holds technical degrees from both Kazan National Research Technical University and Innopolis University. He is also a former researcher in Data science and Machine learning lab at Innopolis University.

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew is a product focused technology leader, serving in management roles at both Liquid Group Inc, Yahoo! and 8 Securities (acquired by Sofi). He is an advisor and board member to several Silicon Valley based startups.
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Ales Zivkovic is responsible for contributions to Hyperledger Iroha and other large-scale blockchain projects. Prior to SORAMITSU, Ales was the Innovation Officer at Nova KBM, the second largest bank in Slovenia, and a member of the Supervisory Board at the Slovenian Press Agency responsible for IT technology.


Chief Strategy Officer

Prior to SORAMITSU, Taylor was a podcaster, speaker, and consultant in the blockchain space. He's accumulated a wide range of skills from 15+ years of founding startups and serving in executive roles in the 'Silicon Hills' of Austin, TX.
Chief Financial Officer

Katsuhiro Otake is the former CFO of Liquid Group Inc. after serving as managing roles in finance and operations for international financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Australia and New Zealand Bank.
Chief Design Officer

Tarmo has over 25 years professional experience across various roles focusing on design and technology. He was the former Head of Design & Brand for a high-end branding and crypto consultancy firm before joining SORAMITSU.
Our Advisors
SORAMITSU Director

Tsukasa Ojima is the former Vice President of Sanwa Bank California and a former Nomura Securities Executive.
Nobuyuki Idei
Advisor

Nobuyuki Idei was appointed president of Sony Corporation in 1995. During his 10-year tenure as top management at Sony, led the company through a major transformation. After leaving the company, established Quantum Leaps Corporation in September 2006 where he is working to help transform major companies as well as nurture venture businesses. Director of the nonprofit organization, Asia Innovators Initiative, as well as head of the societal movement, Adventure Village
Advisor

Satoshi Hirota is the Founding Partner at HCA Law Office.
Nobuo Nakamura
Advisor
Travin Keith
Advisor

Travin Keith is the CTO of Consortio Group and Co-Founder of STOKR. He also co-authored the Hyperledger White Paper and participated in the Blockchain4EU Initiative with the European Commission.
Masayuki Shimura
SORAMITSU Independent Advisor

Masayuki Shimura is CEO of Shimura&Partners, director of BASE Inc. and the former Senior Managing Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
Hideto Ozaki
SORAMITSU Independent Advisor

Hideto Ozaki is Outside Director of Sanden Holdings Corporation, Dean of School of Lean Management, Shanghai Jiao Da Education Group and Management Advisor of Nile Corporation (China). He also was former General Manager of Finance Div. of Toyota Motor Corporation and former CEO of Toyota Financial Services Corporation.
Haraguchi Tsunekazu
SORAMITSU Independent Advisor

Tsunekazu Haraguchi is Advisor and former CEO of AEON Bank, Ltd. and former CEO of AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd. He also was Director-General of the Financial Bureau of Ministry of Finance, Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau of Financial Services Agency and Vice President of the former National Life Finance Corporation.
Contact Us
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Jingumae 1-5-8, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001

Email: info@soramitsu.co.jp