Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. abbreviated as MHFG, or simply called Mizuho, is a banking holding company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It holds assets in excess of $2 trillion US dollars through its control of Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and other operating subsidiaries.

The company’s combined holdings form the second largest financial services group in Japan. Its banking businesses rank the third in Japan after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and the ninth in the world by market capitalisation as of November 2009. It is the 59th largest company in the world according to Forbes Global 2000 rankings. Its shares have a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Mizuho Financial Group to Pilot Ripple for Cross-Border Payments
July 20th, 2016

Mizuho has become one of the first Japanese banks to adopt blockchain using Ripple.

Mizuho Unveils Plans for Fintech Acquisitions, While Abu Dhabi Drives Fintech Innovation in the Middle East
June 2nd, 2016

Japanese banking group is planning to grow its financial technology business through new acquisitions. Meantime, regulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi are working on establishing fintech ecosystem in the UAE.

12 New Banks, Including Banco Santander, Join R3 Blockchain Project
December 17th, 2015

Thus R3 project has just grown up to 42 members – the world’s largest and most influential banks.

Japan’s Mizuho Bank in U.S. and Canada Suits Over Mt. Gox Bitcoin Losses
March 16th, 2014

Mizuho Bank has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt. Gox which collapsed last month after losing $400 Million worth of customers’ digital currency.