Four companies, including Softbank of Japan, experimented together to build a new social infrastructure using blockchain

On April 25, Japan's Softbank announced that it will cooperate with East Japan Passenger Railway, JR East Japan Information System and Mizuho Information General Research Co., Ltd. to implement the experiment of using blockchain to build a new test foundation for smart cities. The experiment aims to build a new social infrastructure to prevent the transfer of usage rights and the tampering and disclosure of users' personal data.