Metaps plans to start ICO platform business

On July 13, 2018, Metaps Inc. (“Metaps”) announced its plan to start an ICO platform business to further expand its finance business in global markets. Metaps Plus, Metaps’ Korean subsidiary, completed the first Korean ICO with a successful crowdsale that ended in November 2017. Metaps Plus is now in preparation for the launch of “CoinRoom”, crypto currency exchange, in full-scale. In June 2018, Metaps Plus acquired a new patent on user identification system such as smart contract KYC. Having these strong track record in ICO related business, Metaps Plus recently received the first ICO advisory mandate from Bryllite Limited, Hong Kong subsidiary of Hanbit Soft Inc. (KOSDAQ 047080) and successfully supported them to raise large scale funds (expected ICO size of USD50mn) In an environment marked by increasing global demand for ICO, Metaps plans to register one of its subsidiary, Metaps Crypto Gateways (MCG), as FSA licensed crypto currency exchange and start ICO platform business called “Metalist”. MCG aims to operate similarly to securities firms in financial industry offering one stop ICO advisory service while considering the legal, accounting, and tax perspective. (Chart 1).

Acquisition of KOL Media Limited

On June 26, 2018, Metaps Inc (“Metaps”) announced that its board of directors has resolved matters relating to its acquisition of KOL Media Limited (“KOL”), a marketing company in Hong Kong.In recent years, the mobile game companies in Asia, primarily Chinese companies, have been rapidly expanding to global markets. Correspondingly, the demand for comprehensive support to publish and operate games in the global market has been increasing. The Greater China business in Metaps has been providing total solution services including marketing, operation, and introduction of IP to mobile game publishers in China, Japan, and other Asian companies; however, the fast-growing global market has motivated more clients to expand their products globally.KOL has a core strength in marketing business in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, and is also a leading company in the game outsourcing operation by the greater China clients in its product expansion to the above mentioned regions. The management team of KOL has deep knowledge in the gaming and tech industries, and the company has the capability and experience handling the client needs in multiple languages. KOL has also been focusing on the management of branding promotion, as well as performance marketing.

Metaps Plus’ 1st Korean ICO PlusCoin gets listed on QRYPTOS

May 24th, 2018 – Seoul/Tokyo Metaps Plus, the Korean subsidiary of Metaps Inc (TSE:6172) will have its token PlusCoin listed on QRYPTOS. Metaps Plus owned PlusCoin will be traded on QRYPTOS starting May 29th. Plus Coin (PLC) is the first Korean ICO token with a successful crowdsale that ended in November 2017. Metaps Plus is a leading fintech company in Korea with a mobile O2O payment platform that executed 10 million transactions per year across more than 30,000 offline stores in Korea. Metaps Plus plans to connect PlusCoin to offline payments later in 2018. 

Metaps and Avex agree to establish a Joint Venture 〜Aim to create a new artist/musician support business utilizing Timebank etc〜

Metaps Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Katsuaki Sato, “Metaps”) and Avex Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Masato Matsuura, “Avex”) announced today that they have agreed to establish a joint venture company, mee Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Katsuaki Sato, Masato Matsuura, “mee”).  In recent years, due to the growth of the Internet and smart phones, the way contents is being consumed is becoming more and more diversified. With this new tie-up, it will accelerate the collaboration between both companies, one which owns the know-how on the latest marketing methodologies, not limited to SNS etc., and another which owns the know-how on producing top artists / talents. Both companies will be working together towards a new entertainment business with a mutual theme, called “Movement for Entertainment & Economy”.

Metaps announced a capital and business tie-up with Tagpic Inc., Japan’s largest Instagram influencer network 〜Accelerating the business collaboration with time exchange “Timebank”〜

Metaps Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Katsuaki Sato, “Metaps”) announced a capital and business tie-up agreement with Tagpic Inc. (Tagpic), Japan’s largest Instagram influencer network, which manages more than 3,600 influencers in Japan and Southeast Asia (SEA). In the influencer market which is growing rapidly, Tagpic will connect with a network of leading instagrammers (total number of followers/reach exceed 790 million people in Japan and Southeast Asia (including duplication among followers)), promote casting to brand advertisers and also provide consulting business on Instagrammers. Tagpic aims to enhance their presence as the No. 1 company in Asia for Influencer marketing.

Change to full year results announcement date

Metaps Inc. announces that it has changed the date of its full year results announcement for the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2017 from Monday, 16 October 2017, to Friday, 20 October 2017 to ensure accurate financial reporting and statements.

Metaps joined Japan's Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC) - explore future possibility of virtual currency issuance with “Timebank”-

 Metaps, Inc. (“Metaps”) joined Japan's Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (“BCCC”) (*1). BCCC was inaugurated with objectives that included spreading and building awareness of blockchain technology (*2), promoting its research and development, encouraging related investments, and collaborating with overseas blockchain organizations.