Japanese finance giant Nomura invests in smart contract auditing startup

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Japanese financial group Nomura invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp. Founded in 2017, Quantstamp provides an automated tool for developers & users that helps “identify & secure vulnerabilities” in smart contracts. US based Quantstamp is setting up a subsidiary in Japan following the “significant” investment.

Chuzaburo Yagi, director of innovations at Nomura, said “As blockchain technology is adopted in the financial world, smart contracts will play an increasingly important role. Security assurances through auditing & certification will become increasingly indispensable.”
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