Ken Kodama, CEO of EMURGO - the official commercial arm of Cardano - was recently featured in Business APAC magazine, as a “blockchain impeccable” and one of the most prominent figures in the rising blockchain industry in 2019. Mr. Kodama established EMURGO with a mission to drive the growth adoption of Cardano and add value to ADA holders by building, educating, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s third-generation decentralized blockchain ecosystem.

Mr. Kodama has several years of experience in the financial planning & consulting industry. In 2015, he embarked on the Cardano project with early founding figures and started working on business development and promotion. He then went on to establish EMURGO in 2017 to be the official commercial arm of Cardano. He has built a wide range of relationships with leading entrepreneurs and blockchain experts in Japan and globally to support EMURGO’s mission, while also giving keynote addresses at high profile industry conferences such as Japan Blockchain Conference.

Mr. Kodama further highlighted his vision and EMURGO’s profile with the readers in an interview. Under his leadership & vision, EMURGO has consistently grown into a talented, global team and expanded into high potential markets with business units in Indonesia and India; in addition to forging strategic partnership agreements with some of the most recognized names in finance, technology, and blockchain to drive the global adoption of Cardano.

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Over the past several months, EMURGO has steadily developed the Cardano ecosystem by offering in-house developed products such as Yoroi ADA Wallet for Android, iOS, Chrome, & Firefox; Seiza Cardano Blockchain Explorer; launching dLab/EMURGO accelerator in NYC; integrating Cardano ADA with Ledger Wallet, and partnering to deliver ADA Crypto Cards, among other notable achievements.

With a strong rebranding, onboarding of talented personnel from all over the world, and a new office to foster creative mindsets, EMURGO is constantly pushing forward to build the Cardano ecosystem with a rich array of products and diverse stakeholders over the coming months. As always, please stay tuned to our social media channels on Twitter and YouTube to receive the latest news from EMURGO.

You can also check out the full article “EMURGO: Driving Adoption And Development Of Cardano Blockchain Worldwide” at Business APAC.

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EMURGO drives the adoption of Cardano and adds value to ADA holders by building, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. EMURGO leverages its expertise in blockchain R&D as well as its global network of related blockchain and industry partners to support ventures globally.

EMURGO is the official commercial and venture arm of the Cardano project, headquartered in Singapore, with a presence in Japan, the USA, India, and Indonesia. EMURGO works closely with IOHK and The Cardano Foundation to grow Cardano’s ecosystem globally, and promote its adoption. Learn more about the project at

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