08:48 uur 13-02-2020

Northern Data en SBI Crypto kondigen strategische samenwerking aan

– Northern Data en SBI Crypto om strategisch samen te werken op het gebied van toegepaste blockchain-technologieën

– SBI Crypto, een volledige dochter van de Japanse SBI Group, wordt gehost in de nieuwe datacenterfaciliteit van Northern Data in Texas

– Andere geïdentificeerde samenwerkingsgebieden

FRANKFURT AM MAIN & TOKYO– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) en Whinstone US Inc., kondigen een strategische samenwerkingsrelatie aan met SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., een volledige dochteronderneming van SBI Holdings Inc. (Tokyo: 8473) op het gebied van toegepaste blockchain-technologie.

SBI Crypto zal een van de eerste ondernemingen zijn die worden gehost in het nieuwe datacenter van Whinstone US in Texas dat vanaf maart 2020 wordt geleverd. Bovendien hebben beide partijen andere gebieden van strategische ontwikkeling geïdentificeerd, waaronder projecten met betrekking tot blockchain-technologie-infrastructuur en gezamenlijke softwareontwikkeling. en inzet. SBI Crypto is ook gepositioneerd voor potentiële aandelenparticipatie in Northern Data. SBI Crypto is toegewijd aan crypto-mijnactiviteiten en is een volledige dochteronderneming van de Japanse SBI Group. De SBI Group is een toonaangevend online conglomeraat voor financiële diensten dat sinds 2016 zijn Fintech 2.0-ecosysteem bouwt door interne ontwikkeling en acquisitie van innovatieve technologieën en bedrijven, waaronder zijn Japan-gelicentieerde digitale activawisseling, verschillende portemonnee- en sleutelbeheertechnologieën, cybersecurity, interbancaire afwikkelingsplatforms en crypto-gerelateerde mijnbouwbedrijven.

Northern Data and SBI Crypto Announce Strategic Cooperation

– Northern Data and SBI Crypto to strategically cooperate in areas of applied blockchain technologies

– A wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s SBI Group, SBI Crypto to be hosted at Northern Data’s new data center facility in Texas

– Other areas of cooperation identified

FRANKFURT AM MAIN & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) and Whinstone US Inc., announce a strategic cooperative relationship with SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings Inc. (Tokyo: 8473) in the areas of applied blockchain technology.

SBI Crypto will be one of the first enterprises hosted at Whinstone US’ new data center in Texas being delivered from March 2020. In addition, both parties have further identified other areas of strategic development, including projects relating to blockchain technology infrastructure and joint software development and deployment. SBI Crypto is also positioned for potential equity participation in Northern Data. SBI Crypto is dedicated to crypto mining-related operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s SBI Group. The SBI Group is a leading online financial services conglomerate that has been building out its Fintech 2.0 ecosystem since 2016 through in-house development and acquisition of innovative technologies and businesses, including its Japan-licensed digital asset exchange, various wallet and key management technologies, cybersecurity, interbank settlement platforms, and crypto-related mining businesses.

“We are very pleased to have SBI as a great partner and one of the leading international financial and technology holding companies by our side,” said Aroosh Thillainathan, CEO of Northern Data AG. “With its activities to date, SBI Holdings has impressively demonstrated its leadership in the emerging crypto and blockchain industry. This partnership gives us the potential to grow even faster by joining forces.”

“We have been planning with Whinstone and Northern Data for the Texas mining farm since early 2019,” says Carson Smith, CEO of SBI Crypto. “I am excited to see the results and to see a continuing strengthening of our relationship that will benefit the ecosystems we are creating.”

About SBI:

SBI Crypto Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the SBI Group, engages in cryptocurrency mining activities. The SBI Group was established in 1999 as a pioneer of Internet-based financial services in Japan. Since then, the SBI Group has formed the world’s first Internet-based financial conglomerate, providing financial services in a broad range of fields including securities, banking and insurance. In addition, the SBI Group provides Asset Management Business, with a prime focus on investment in venture companies – an activity undertaken since before the Group’s founding. In this sphere, the SBI Group has made focused investments in the IT and biotechnology sectors, which are the 21st century growth industries. Currently, the development of new technologies is accelerating within FinTech, IoT, AI, Big Data and related fields thus attracting global attention. The SBI Group is proactively investing in venture companies within these fields.

About Northern Data:

Northern Data AG is building a global infrastructure for the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC), which goes far beyond Bitcoin and blockchain applications. The globally operating technology Company evolves from the merger of German Northern Bitcoin AG and American Whinstone US, Inc. and specializes in the infrastructure for blockchain applications, such as Bitcoin mining. For this purpose, the Company offers solutions both stationary in large data centers and in mobile containers, which can be located at any location worldwide. In doing so, it combines self-developed software and hardware with intelligent concepts for sustainable energy supply. In Texas, Whinstone is currently building the largest data center in the USA and, at the same time, the world’s largest Bitcoin mining facility. The HPC data center infrastructure built by Northern Data Group is designed to be used not only for blockchain applications but also for numerous other industries, such as game streaming, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving.


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