James Robert Afzelius, assistant vice chairman, Digital Gross sales GroupDigital Gross sales Group, Cebuana Lhuillier, Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, president and CEO, Cebuana Lhuillier, John Bailon, CEO and cofounder, SCI Venures Inc., and Miguel Cuneta, chief neighborhood officer and cofounder, SCI Ventures Inc.
P.J. Lhuillier Inc. (PJLI), the dad or mum firm of Cebuana Lhuillier, introduced its funding in Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) Ventures Inc., monetary know-how startup firm constructing blockchain companies and merchandise, and Kakao Funding, Korea’s largest messaging app.
“We reside in a time of unparalleled innovation,” stated Jean Henri Lhuillier, president and CEO, PJLI. “Issues that we by no means thought potential earlier than are actually the identical issues we can’t reside with out as we speak. Because of this I’m excited by the revolutionary developments I’m seeing in monetary know-how.”
Whereas SCI is constructing blockchain, Lhuillier clarified that at current, cryptocurrency is just not within the pipeline though it’s a “area price trying into.”
Lhuillier additionally stated the partnership will deal with the event of fin-tech-related functions to enhance the corporate’s monetary companies. He added the primary focus on the early levels is to discover every firm’s strengths to allow them to work collectively shifting ahead.
SCI’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rebittance Inc., is among the first Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-registered Digital Forex Exchanges within the Philippines. The corporate enterprise is backed by South Korean tech large Kakao Speak. Kakao Speak is an instantaneous messaging app utilized by 93% of smartphone homeowners in South Korea with over 50 million energetic customers.
Other than remittance, Cebuana is already servicing tens of millions of Filipinos with microloans, microinsurance, and native and worldwide cash transfers. This partnership permits SCI to introduce cutting-edge blockchain options and companies to Cebuana Lhuillier’s four,000 home companions and a million mixed bodily and digital touchpoints worldwide, increasing the native marketplace for digital property.
“We’re completely satisfied to be backed by an establishment like Cebuana Lhuillier,” stated Miguel Cuneta, SCI Ventures Inc. CCO and co-founder. “We’re well-aligned in our purpose to offer higher inclusive monetary companies within the Philippines.”