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    Animoca Brands Japan appoints Kensuke Amo as Chief Operating Officer

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    Animoka Brands JapanAnimoca Brands Corporation Limited, a strategic subsidiary of Hong Kong gaming company Animoca Brands Corporation Limited, announced on Thursday the appointment of Kensuke Amaha as Chief Operating Officer, effective February 1, 2024.

    Animoca Brands said in a statement that Amo has a proven track record of leading new crypto asset businesses, having launched the non-fungible token (NFT) business as a managing executive officer at Coincheck.

    “I am very excited to join Animoca Brands, one of the world's leading Web3 companies.

    “Animoca Brands has a culture of open-mindedness, kindness, and good people who think openly about Web3 technology. are these traits. For years,” Amo said.

    As a strategic subsidiary of Animoca Brands Japan, Animoca Brands Japan will take full advantage of its assets and network, including over 400 portfolio companies, and combine its business and rule-making knowledge and experience in Japan's Web3 industry. , Web3 takes root in society.

    Joined Recruit Co., Ltd. in 2007. He joined Coincheck Co., Ltd. in 2018 after gaining experience in developing multiple new businesses.

    Mainly in charge of the department responsible for new business development, new handling of crypto assets, and collaboration with industry organizations, etc.

    As an executive officer since 2020, he has created new businesses such as Japan's first NFT marketplace for crypto asset exchange companies and Japan's first IEO.

    Since 2021, he has been appointed as the representative director of Coincheck Technologies Co., Ltd.

    In June 2022, he was appointed as Managing Executive Officer of Coincheck Co., Ltd., and is responsible for the Web3 area, leading the NFT business and Metaverse business.

    Under the partnership concluded between the company and Animoca Brands in 2020, he is also involved in the expansion of “The Sandbox” and “Otherside” in Japan.

    Currently serves as an advisor for the Japan Crypto Asset Business Association (JCBA), Shibuya Ward Startup Ecosystem, Web3 Project “OASIS”, and LIFULL Co., Ltd.

    His books include “NFT Textbook” and “Non Fungible Me” (Asahi Shimbun Publishing).

    “Animoca Brands Japan has so far worked with partner companies to play a role in connecting Japan and the world in the Web 3 domain, including the overseas expansion of Japanese intellectual property and content (IP) and the domestic development of overseas IP. ” said Daisuke Iwase, President and CEO of Animocha Brands Japan.

    “Now that the temporary Web3 boom has passed and only what we need is left, we are working with Mr. Kensuke, who continues to lead the field of crypto assets, NFTs, and the Metaverse in Japan, and who has launched several successful businesses. I'm looking forward to working with you. I look forward to taking on various challenges at Animocha Brands Japan.”

    Established in 2021. Animoka Brands Japan is a global He Web3 company with a portfolio of motorsport games including collaboration products with MotoGP™ and other major motorsport brands.

    Animoca Brands Japan was founded to support the global Web3 strategies of Japanese intellectual property and content holders, including leading publishers, brands, education, sports teams, athletes, artists, and gaming companies.

    The company provides a platform that combines IP and blockchain technology, supports IP holders to build their own ecosystem through a full stack of Web3 services, and builds a bridge between Japanese IP and fans around the world. Offers.

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