Japan’s largest on-line financial conglomerate, SBI Holdings, now owns two licensed cryptocurrency buying and selling platforms with its new acquisition of TaoTao exchange.
In line with an official announcement on Oct. 7, SBI’s overseas exchange and derivatives arm SBI Liquidity Market has acquired all shares of TaoTao, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the corporate.
Previously 40% owned by web giant Yahoo! Japan’s YJFX, TaoTao launched its crypto buying and selling service in Could 2019.
With the brand new acquisition, SBI now has two crypto buying and selling platforms as the corporate is already providing crypto buying and selling companies by means of its crypto-focused enterprise capital arm, SBI VC Commerce. Working a crypto asset exchange, SBI VC Commerce has bee a subsidiary of SBI Securities since July 2019.
Per SBI, TaoTao’s acquisition will contribute to the corporate’s experience to offer higher crypto-related companies:
Sooner or later, we’ll make most use of the administration assets comparable to information of the SBI Group as a complete financial group, in addition to the client base and repair experience of the crypto property that TaoTao has cultivated to date […]”
SBI’s acquisition of TaoTao comes shortly after the exchange formally ended negotiations with Binance. After 9 months of negotiations intending to construct a joint crypto exchange initiative in Japan, TaoTao abruptly deserted the alliance on Oct. 5. As reported by Cointelegraph, Binance is unlikely to enter Japan in 2020 consequently.