ICON announced Thursday that it would sponsor Deblock Inc. in Japan. Deblock Japan will run a Tokyo launchpad of ICX Station. The ICX Station is the accelerator program ICON sponsors, with partners both in Korea and Japan.
ICON is South Korea’s only blockchain project with a global accelerator program, ICX Station. The ICX Station has locations in Seoul, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Deblock Japan specializes in technology-driven consultation and fundraising for Japanese companies for using blockchain technology.
ICON said it would foster promising DApp projects in Japan through the sponsorship with Deblock.
The two partners will support selected projects. They will focus on the five industries where blockchain could have a significant impact—Fintech, sharing economy, gaming and entertainment and e-commerce.
ICON would offer seed investment to selected projects. Deblock Japan would support for global fundraising strategy through its network in and out of Japan.
The other partners include Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, B Cryptos, Gracone, LayerX, Yanagisawa and Company, and Wachsman.