[The Birth of Mercoin] Why is Merpay CEO Naoki Aoyagi So Fired Up? A #MercariDays Special Report!

On April 2nd, 2021, Mercari Group announced the establishment of subsidiary “Mercoin”.

With Mercoin, Mercari aims to develop services related to cryptoassets and blockchain technologies. More specifically, Mercari will make it even easier for users to utilize financial services, such as by allowing users to receive payment for Mercari sales in bitcoin and providing a single wallet function that incorporates not only Merpay’s payment and remittance services, but credit, cryptoasset, and asset management features as well.

Naoki explaining the establishment of Mercoin, Inc. during Merpay’s company-wide All Hands (Merpay Representative Director & CEO/Mercoin Representative Director & CEO, Naoki Aoyagi)

While this certainly marks Mercari Group’s first real step towards work on cryptoassets and blockchain technologies, we wanted to ask Naoki directly what makes him so excited about this announcement!

Naoki:There are many things that I’m excited about, personally. We want to redefine what it means to buy and sell through blockchain technology with Mercoin. Specifically, we would like to present new opportunities to empower athletes, artists, and individual creators. Through Mercoin, we’re aiming to create a world where anyone and everyone can easily exchange value in all its forms.

At Mercoin, we’re hoping to achieve that vision alongside others who want to create the “next phase” of blockchain and who believe in the future potential of the technology itself. If you are interested, please check our career page!

Mercoin is looking for more new members! If you would like to hear more about Mercoin, please check out the scheduled events below.

See you next time for more #MercariDays!

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