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The pilot project uses the open source code IBM contributed to the Hyperledger Project . View photo . "Mizuho Financial Group has a history of adopting new technologies to continuously improve customer services," said Masahiko Katou, Senior Technical Officer, Mizuho Financial Group. "In an era of technology transformation, Mizuho is testing blockchain, Watson , and other technologies to deliver high quality and more efficient customer services." Mizuho is working with the newly-opened IBM Bluemix Garage in Tokyo, which offers IBM Blockchain services, including blockchain application development using Bluemix, IBM's cloud platform, and assessments to determine the best uses for blockchain within the enterprise and across various industries. Based on global insights across various industries and the experience of system development at Mizuho FG, IBM is helping the bank transform the design and development of business applications using blockchain. "Mizuho Financial Group is a leading financial institution known for adopting advanced technologies such as IBM Watson," said Masao Sanbe, Managing Director, Industry Sales, IBM Japan. "IBM understands how to use blockchain and IBM Cloud as the technology foundation to transform the way businesses interact with their ecosystem of trading partners. IBM is proud to continue to support Mizuho Financial Group's important initiatives." Mizuho has a long history of promoting projects that create new customer experiences and business value by applying technologies in response to changes in environments inside and outside Japan.
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