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Rakuten Shares Drops 9% on Report of Possible $2.2B Public Offering

Rakuten shares gained approximately 7.9 percent YTD despite dropping about 20 percent last year. Shares of Rakuten Group Inc (Tokyo: 4745) closed Monday trading at ¥643, down 9.05 percent from the day’s opening price. The sudden drop in Rakuten shares was attributed to the announcement by Reuters that the company is in the final stages of issuing new shares in a bid to raise approximately $2.2 billion. According to the media outlet, Rakuten plans to issue shares to founder and CEO Hiroshi...

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Rakuten Bank Set to Go Live after Floating Biggest Japanese IPO in 5 Years

Following the IPO, Rakuten Bank is billed to finally go public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on April 21. Rakuten Bank, the financial services offshoot of the Japanese conglomerate Rakuten Group is set to go live following a successful float of its Initial Public Offering (IPO). According to a report from The Business Times, Rakuten Bank priced its IPO at 1400 Yen, a point that coincided with the upper range of its revised pricing. In the months and weeks leading to the IPO, Rakuten Bank set...

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Visa, Mastercard Debuts New Buy Button to Make Online Checkout Great Again

Photo: Philip Taylor / FlickrIn what seems to be one of the biggest challenges to online payment processors such as Paypal, Apple Pay and a whole host of others, the biggest guns in credit card processing have decided to team up and implement their own single button-based checkout process. American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have decided to join forces to make checkout easier for consumers.Based on what the card industry refers to as Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) which is a...

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Blockchain Startup Everledger Secures $20M Funding from Tencent, Fidelity, and Others

London-based blockchain startup Everledger recently announced of securing a massive $20 million in Series A funding led by Tencent Holdings Ltd. Other major participants to this funding round included Rakuten, Fidelity, Graphene Ventures, Bloomberg Beta and Vickers Venture Partners.Founded in 2015, Everledger uses the blockchain technology to develop an immutable ledger for asset ownership. In addition, Everledger also looks to tap other emerging technologies like AI and IoT to create robust...

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