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Rakuten launches NFT marketplace

News | Online Payments | 02 Mar 2022

Japan-based electronic commerce and online retail company Rakuten has announced the launch of an NFT market.

Rakuten, NFT, marketplace, ecommerce, blockchain, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, loyalty programme

Douugh, Rakuten sign partnership agreement

News | Ecommerce | 08 Mar 2021

Douugh has signed an affiliate marketing agreement with Japan-based online shopping marketplace Rakuten’s advertising division, hoping to grow its userbase.

Douugh, Rakuten, ecommerce, partnership, retail

Walmart sells majority stake in retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten

News | Ecommerce | 16 Nov 2020

US-based retailer Walmart has announced it is selling most of Japan-based retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten in a deal that values the supermarket chain at USD 1.6 billion.

Walmart, Rakuten, KKR, Seiyu, Japan, US, acquisition, ecommerce, retail, AEON, Tesco, Carrefour, big retail, big merchant, marketplace, Asia, APAC

Rakuten Germany closes its marketplace

News | Ecommerce | 01 Oct 2020 has announced that from 15 October it will no longer accept any new orders, due to 'the challenges of leading the business and the platform to a relevant market presence.'

Rakuten, Germany,, marketplace, ecommerce, Club R, open ecommerce platform, retailers, Rakuten Points, Rakuten TV, shopping credit, eBay

Rakuten is closing the online shop

News | Ecommerce | 31 Jul 2020

Japan-based conglomerate Rakuten has pulled the plug on its US online retail store, originally known as, TechCrunch reports.

Rakuten, online shop,, ecommerce, retail

Rakuten teams up with IBF Financial to establish a joint venture in Taiwan

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 21 May 2020

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten, together with IBF Financial have set up a joint venture in Taiwan.

Rakuten, IBF Financial, banking, Taiwan, Japan, ecommerce, Rakuten International Commercial Bank, RICB, Taipei, electronic banking, Rakuten Card, online banking

Rakuten, Vodafone invest in satellite network that provides universal mobile coverage

News | Ecommerce | 03 Mar 2020

Rakuten and Vodafone have invested in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the globe, according to Light Reading.

Rakuten, Vodafone, mobile coverage, ecommerce, smartphones, SpaceMobile, 4G, 5G, payments

Japan's Rakuten to set big data mobile plan to undercut rivals: Nikkei

News | Ecommerce | 02 Mar 2020

Japan’s Rakuten has announced plans to set its big data mobile plan at 2,980 yen (USD 27.68) per month, or less than half of major rivals’ offerings, the Nikkei business daily reported for Reuters.

Rakuten, Japan, ecommerce, mobile data, online payments, Asia, finance offerings

China leads the ecommerce market in APAC, Rakuten report finds

News | Ecommerce | 04 Oct 2019

A Rakuten Marketing report has revealed that China continues to lead the ecommerce market in the Asia Pacific with 61% of consumers shopping online.

Rakuten, report, mobile commerce, online shopping

Everledger gets USD 20 mln from Fidelity, Tencent, Rakuten to track the provenance of goods

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Sep 2019

Everledger, a UK-based blockchain startup, has attracted investment led by Tencent, American financial services corporation Fidelity, and Japanese electronic commerce company, Rakuten.

Everledger, Tencent, Fidelity, blockchain, Rakuten, crypto, ecommerce, funding, technology

Rakutens crypto exchange launched for trading in 3 cryptos

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Aug 2019

Japan-based retail company Rakuten has launched its own cryptocurrency exchange, after a five-month delay.

Rakuten, cryptocurrency, exchange, trading, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Japan, digital assets, bank accounts, wallet

Rakuten selects CipherTrace as compliance partner for new crypto exchange

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 May 2019

Rakuten, a Japan-based ecommerce company, has partnered with blockchain analytics company CipherTrace to help ensure compliance for its soon-to-go-live cryptocurrency exchange.

Rakuten, Rakuten Wallet, cryptocurrency, crypto wallet, crypto exchange, Bitcoin, CipherTrace, Japan

Rakuten rolls out its new cryptocurrency exchange to customers

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Apr 2019

Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten has started accepting account registrations for its new cryptocurrency exchange, Rakuten Wallet.

Rakuten, Rakuten Wallet, cryptocurrency, crypto wallet, crypto exchange, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency payments, Japan

Rakuten to launch crypto exchange in April

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Mar 2019

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten has completed the registration of their cryptocurrency exchange, Rakuten Wallet.

Rakuten, launch, cryptocurrency, exchange, wallet, virtual currency, security, payments , transactions , service provider, Japan

Rakuten to expand movie streaming to 42 new countries

News | Ecommerce | 14 Mar 2019

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten had planned to expand its video-on-demand streaming service to 42 European countries.

Rakuten, expansion, movie streaming, Europe, Japan, ecommerce

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten to set up new payments subsidiary

News | Ecommerce | 24 Jan 2019

Rakuten has announced a revision to its corporate restructure, setting up a new payments subsidiary that includes its cryptocurrency business.

Rakuten, Japan, ecommerce, payments , cryptocurrency, Spotlight, Rakuten Payment, Everybodys Bitcoin, prepaid card service, Rakuten Edy

Walmart and Rakuten open the first Walmart ecommerce store in Japan

News | Ecommerce | 11 Dec 2018

Rakuten and Walmart have officially opened the first Walmart ecommerce store in Japan, on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall.

Walmart, Rakuten, ecommerce store, Japan, Rakuten Ichiba, online commerce, digital bookshop, digital store, ecommerce

Ecommerce company Rakuten partners KDDI for mobile phone services

News | Ecommerce | 05 Nov 2018

Rakuten has unveiled a partnership with telecom company KDDI as the Japan-based ecommerce company aims to enter the mobile phone services business.

Rakuten, partnership, KDDI, Japan, ecommerce