Announcement of Executive Personnel Changes

Metaps Inc. (Tokyo; President & CEO: Yuichiro Yamazaki), a company engaged in the DX support business, decided at its 13th Regular General Meeting of Shareholders held today to reappoint two Directors and appoint three new Directors (Audit & Supervisory Committee Members) following the retirement of previous Directors due to the expiration of their terms of office. 

Metaps Announces the Share Transfer of Greater China Subsidiary Metaps Entertainment

Metaps Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yuichiro Yamazaki; hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) has officially announced the transfer of all shares of Metaps Entertainment Limited (British Virgin Islands, CEO: Shuo Zhang; hereinafter referred to as “ME”), a consolidated subsidiary of the Company and the holding company for its marketing business in Greater China, to DIGITAL HEARTS HOLDINGS Co., Ltd (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Genichi Tamatsuka).
The subsidiaries to be transferred include seven subsidiaries based in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other areas, and as a result of this transfer the Company will withdraw marketing operations from Greater China. This move coincides with the Company’s medium-term management plan, that includes the selection and concentration of its businesses with a focus on its core offerings such as DX support.

Metaps Plus, A total of 11 patents were filed for the Blockchain technology filed in 2018. Achieve the largest registration in Korea.

South Korea's Block-chain registered 18 patents in 2016, 32 in 2017, and 103 last year, three times more than the previous year, making related industries actively growing every year.Metaps Plus registered 11 patents for Blockchain technology in 2018, ranking the top in the domestic industry.Of the patents filed in 2018, a total of 11 patents have been granted until January 2019. There are ‘Distributed Ledger Using Proof of Work for Game Difficulty Control Based on Blockchain’, and 'KYC implementer using KYC Blockchain’.As a result, Metaps plus has produced the largest number of patent applications ever filed for block-chain patents last year. It has become a pioneer of Blockchain technology in South Korea.In particular, 'KYC implementer using KYC Blockchain' is a technology that provides distributed director devices and methods to manage personal information through the user's digital wallet address and control the flow of tokens within the Blockchain. It is expected that the users will be satisfied with the fund procurement by using the cryptographic money because the transaction can be done transparently and quickly without complicated identification process.  

Smartcon Co., Ltd. entering the Chinese franchise market with Smartcon and SmartPlus.

Smartcon(CEO: Kim Jonghyun) has signed a business agreement with ZQC, a key subsidiary of China's largest franchise company Kuaidao group on the October 31st.Kuaidao group is the largest franchise company in the world with approximately 320,000 merchants in China.Kuaidao has approximately 127 premium brands and opening about 100 new stores daily. In addition, it operates about 873 franchise shops including Chinese local Korean restaurants such as Gyeongbok Palace and Han Sang-gung.

Metaps Plus and EMURGO Collaborate on Joint Launch of World’s First ADA CRYPTO CARD in South Korea〜Expanding cooperation to support demand for Cardano in the South Korean market 〜

Tokyo and Seoul, December 11, 2018 -Metaps Plus CEO Seungyeon Kim, the Seoul based subsidiary of Metaps Inc. (TSE: 6172) and EMURGO, the commercial development arm of Cardano, the leading third-generation blockchain ecosystem, has finished technical integration of ADA on the Metaps Plus platform and announced the joint launch of the world's first cryptocurrency card based with ADA cryptocurrency. The card enables users to spend their ADA at over 30,000 offline merchants in South Korea including well-known convenience stores such as Emart24. Users have the option of selecting a  mobile gift card or a physical gift card that works easily with mobile app recharge capabilities.Metaps Plus had received over  200 pre-orders for the physical ADA CRYPTO CARD which is available in denominations of 100 ADA and 1,000 ADA units for use at a wide selection of merchants in South Korea. Users can easily log onto Metaps Plus CRYPTO CARD website and go through KYC (Know Your Customer) process to buy the ADA CRYPTO CARD at the fixed rate offered to users from Upxide.com exchange and use it in QR code format.

Partnership announcement of Smartcon Co., Ltd., Korea Mobile Game Association, Korea Blockchain Contents Association

On December 5th, 2018, Smartcon Co., Ltd. (CEO Kim Jonghyun) announced a business partnership with the Korea Mobile Game Association and Korea Blockchain Contents Association to promote the development of Korea’s game and blockchain industry. The partnership will help building a triangle business model of blockchain, games, and mobile coupons by establishing a mobile coupon platform in the game market, where blockchain technology is rapidly integrated.Smartcon will support the development and deployment of blockchain-based item trading platform for the member companies of the Korea Mobile Game Association, starting with the launch of game exclusive gift coupons.

Notification of Personnel Changes

We hereby announce that the following personnel changes effective on November 29, 2018. Since Katsuaki Sato, founder of Metaps Inc., became CEO in 2007, under his strong leadership, the company has been fully engaged in creating customer value through expanding its business domain from marketing to finance and other new businesses.  To further bolster our business competitiveness and reinforce the earnings structure, the company is announcing a series of changes at the top.Sato will remain as Chairman and continue to be primarily involved in generating new businesses ideas with long-term perspective while Yamazaki, new CEO, is responsible for the day to day management of the business.

Metaps Group announces the establishment of a new holding company "Metaps Entertainment Limited" for further business expansion into the Greater Chinese market.

In the highly uncertain business environment of technology industry, Metaps group aims to build a strong management system that can respond quickly/flexibly to the market changes. Each company / business is classified as continuous growth and discontinuous growth, and the new company is to compile the greater china businesses with the aim of reinforced business foundation for further expansion.Hong Kong's marketing company KOL Media Ltd., Taiwanese advertising agency Luminous Co. Ltd., Singapore's marketing company Metaps Pte Ltd., Chinese marketing company Metaps Shanghai Co., Ltd., and Metaps Greater China Operations, are to be under the responsibility of Metaps Entertainment Limited.Metaps group will strive for further growth and strengthening competitiveness, including strategic alliances with external partners, based on the knowledge and data that have been cultivated so far

Metaps Plus, Casual Mobile Games ‘Digstar’ has launched at Google Play!

Metaps Plus has launched Casual Mobile Games ‘Digstar’ at ‘Google Play’ in 154 countries around the world on 26th Nov.‘Digstar’ is a casual game that travels the planet and decorates ‘My Planet’. Social networking features that allow you to visit or invite your friends' stars can also be added to build a variety of relationships.‘Creature fusion system’ can collect and combine creatures with different characteristics to create more powerful creatures.‘Creature fusion system’ can create about 5 million creatures. It is possible to deal with users on the web exchange.