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SB Payment Services and MonoBundle launch NFT payment infrastructure, Hokusai Payment
Facilitating NFT-related payments in Japan

December 1, 2022

Monobundle Co., Ltd.

SB Payment Service Corp.

Monobundle Co., Ltd. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO Yosui Harasawa, hereinafter “Monobundle”) and SB Payment Service Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Jun Shimba, hereinafter “Monobundle”) "SBPS") will provide a payment infrastructure "Hokusai Payment" that links the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) infrastructure service "Hokusai" provided by Monobundle with SBPS's Online Payment Service on December 1, 2022. started at Businesses using “Hokusai Payment” will be able to use Credit Card Payment as a payment method for NFT. SBPS will lead the "Web3" industry in the field of payments through this collaboration with Monobundle.

Background of Hokusai Payment

NFT is a non-fungible token, and blockchain technology that is difficult to forge or tamper with can give uniqueness to digital data. It is also used in various fields such as real estate. The NFT infrastructure service “Hokusai”, which has been provided by Monobundle since June 2021, has solved a wide range of issues by supporting the development and sales of NFTs, mainly for companies that newly provide NFTs. However, the fact that NFT payment methods are centered on crypto assets (virtual currencies) has been a major barrier for end users who want to purchase NFTs. Monobundle, which provides NFT infrastructure services, and SBPS, a PSP that holds licenses for international credit card brands, will provide "Hokusai Payment" by leveraging SBPS's knowledge of vetting to provide NFT We aim to create an infrastructure that enables Credit Card Payment as a payment method for NFTs in Japan and facilitates payments related to NFTs in Japan.

Click here for details on "Hokusai Payment".

Payment payment methods that can be used with "Hokusai Payment"

Credit Card Payment Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club International

About "Hokusai"

“Hokusai” is an NFT infrastructure service that provides value to businesses that want to do business using NFT. It has features such as original contract issuance, flexible royalty settings, and can be used without crypto assets, supporting the construction of a highly scalable business. It is already used for various purposes such as education, finance, and community, and is used by more than 200 individuals and businesses.

About SBPS's Online Payment Service

As a PSP, SBPS provides business operators with more than 35 brands of payment methods that can be used in online shops. We have licenses for international credit card brands such as Visa, Mastercard, and UnionPay, and we not only act as a PSP, but also provide vetting and management operations, settlement services, and fraud detection services as an acquirer. We are a one-stop shop. “AI fraud detection *”, which was originally developed by utilizing the payment data and knowledge of payments held by SBPS, can be used easily from 0 yen and contributes to the early detection of fraudulent transactions. SBPS has also joined the Japan Crypto Asset Business Association and the Japan Blockchain Association. In the future, we will promote the development of the "Web3" industry while collaborating with crypto asset exchange companies, blockchain and Web3 related companies, etc.

Monobundle and SBPS will continue to provide highly convenient services that meet the needs of business operators, looking ahead to the addition of payment methods that can be used with "Hokusai Payment".

Company Profile

Monobundle Co., Ltd.

Representative Representative Director Yosui Harasawa
Location 9-3 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo THE BASE Kojimachi 1F
Established June 4, 2021
Business content Providing NFT infrastructure business “Hokusai”, security related business “SuperAudit”, research and development related to blockchain technology
URL https://monobundle.com/

SB Payment Service Corp.

Representative Jun Shinba, President and CEO
Location 1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Portcity Takeshiba Office Tower
Established October 1, 2004
Business content Payment service, collection agency and corporate calculation office work, acquiring (card merchant business) business, issuing (card issuing business) business
URL https://www.sbpayment.jp/

Inquiries about "Hokusai"

Monobundle Co., Ltd.

Inquiry form https://monobundle.com/contact

Inquiries about payment services

SB Payment Service Corp.

Inquiry form https://www.sbpayment.jp/contact/?argument=3qe9Sa9A&dmai=a5d1c838fbaef4

Inquiries from the media regarding this matter

Public Relations Officer SB Payment Service Corp.

Inquiry form https://www.sbpayment.jp/internal/public/index.php