Odaily interviewed Seihaku Yoshida, the founder of HashPort Group. In the interview, Seihaku Yoshida discussed HashPort's development history and the status quo of the Japanese blockchain gaming market. He also provided detailed insights into HashPort’s upcoming product. Let's explore the details following this interview and unveil the mystery of the Japanese market.
Odaily: Could you please introduce yourself and the development history of HashPort Group, Mr Yoshida?
Seihaku Yoshida: I founded HashPort in 2018 and have been working in the blockchain field ever since. The expansion of the blockchain industry left a strong impression on me, and I began to believe that blockchain would spread globally just like the internet. Currently, HashPort provides digital platform services including our Web3 wallet platform and SoulBound Token. We also provide Web3 technology services to clients in traditional industries such as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Toyota.
In March 2020, HashPort established HashPalette as a subsidiary focusing on Layer1 blockchains. In collaboration with Coincheck, the company issued Japan's first IEO audited by the Japanese Financial Services Agency, with a total issue of about 900 million yen, attracting subscriptions of about 22.4 billion yen. Palette Token (PLT), the native token of "Palette Chain”, a Layer1 blockchain network, was listed on five Japanese exchanges, including Coincheck and Bitflyer and its price has never dropped below its IEO price. Meanwhile, HashPalette also operates one of Japan's largest NFT trading platforms, "PLT Place," with 370,000 registered users and an in-house studio team dedicated to developing X to Earn products.
Odaily: Could you briefly introduce "THE LAND"?
Seihaku Yoshida: Speaking of "THE LAND," we are challenged to create a "Play-to-Earn" Metaverse game that complies with Japanese regulations. Our design concept is a "Metaverse with Destination" centered around three specific elements: farming, social interaction, and creation, aiming for a deeper and unique gaming experience.
Source: Globe Newswire