Omise and OmiseGO sign MoU with ShinhanCard to explore opportunities for fintech and blockchain initiatives

As part of its ongoing efforts to advance financial technology and accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain technology, Omise and OmiseGO today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ShinhanCard, an affiliate of the Shinhan Financial Group, a major player in South Korea’s banking and payments arena.

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(Back, from L-R): Mr. Lee Junghoon, Mr. Cho Yong Seok and Mr. Sutthiporn Mekha Aphirak
(Front, from L-R): Mr. Kim Jung Soo, Mr. Jun Hasegawa and Mr. Ezra Don Harinsut

The agreement confirms mutual interest, and closer collaboration between the parties to further advance ShinhanCard’s digital offerings across its portfolio of payment services and mobile application in today’s growing mobile payments market. This agreement expands Omise’s presence beyond its home countries in Southeast Asia and Japan, while also working towards building a strong partnership for OmiseGO.

Present at the signing ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand were Jun Hasegawa CEO & Founder of Omise and OmiseGO, Ezra Don Harinsut, COO & Co-Founder of Omise and OmiseGO, Sutthiporn Mekha Aphirak, Business Development Manager at OmiseGO, Kim Jung Soo, Head of Digital Business Division at ShinhanCard, Cho Yong Seok, Team Leader from ShinhanCard, Lee Junghoon, Manager from ShinhanCard.

The MoU establishes a framework for closer collaboration between each party; leveraging Omise’s broad portfolio of payment technology and solutions, and OmiseGO’s server and mobile SDKs that have been made publicly available for the purpose of onboarding e-wallet providers.

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(From L-R): Mr. Kim Jung Soo, Mr. Jun Hasegawa and Mr. Ezra Don Harinsut

The agreement outlines potential areas for cooperation including;

  • Exchange of learnings, know-how, and information relating to fintech trends and payment solutions to support overseas processing of the Shinhan FAN Card, and expand its overseas merchant base;

  • Explore possibilities of establishing a payment infrastructure to enable mobile payments for foreigners visiting Korea by developing a Global FAN Card; and

  • Explore potential joint projects, new business models, identify cross-border use cases and key application opportunities based on the OmiseGO technology.

“Omise and OmiseGO are working to revolutionize the way digital value moves globally, with an end goal of creating a platform that facilitates a decentralized economy. The OMG platform, using the Plasma architecture, is being built as a public network that is powered by Ethereum.” said Jun Hasegawa. “The first phase of the wallet SDK was recently release and is available for anyone to use. We want to make it easy for those who need online asset exchange as part of their business to connect seamlessly to the OMG Network.” he adds.