Official Cardano partner and commercial arm EMURGO Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO Ken Kodama) has introduced payments using the Cardano ADA cryptocurrency at the charcoal grill BBQ restaurant “Tamura”, whose owner is the popular Japanese comedian Kenji Tamura. The launch event was held in Osaka on June 22nd. Keep reading for the full event report!
With the kind support of Kenji Tamura and the top crypto influencer “Shishin”–both longtime supporters of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ADA in particular–EMURGO was able to bring about this launch event introducing ADA payments at the restaurant using EMURGO’s own Yoroi Wallet.
Note: Since its release in 2018, Yoroi Wallet from EMURGO has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from users, with ratings at or near 5 stars on the Chrome Web Store, App Store, and Google Play.
A Twitter prize campaign held at the same gathered 4,000 retweets and 3,500 new followers for the Emurgo twitter account, with people entering for gifts such as a sirloin steak from Tamura, EMURGO products, a Yoroi Ledger Nano, and other prizes. For information about the prize winners, please see our twitter account at https://twitter.com/Emurgo_Japan
Although it was held in the city of Osaka, about 500 km from the capital of Tokyo, a total of 63 cryptocurrency and Cardano ADA fans as well as members of the media gathered for the event, including some who traveled from Tokyo and Fukushima. The participants were also joined by Gari Gari Galixon, another popular comedian with an interest in cryptocurrencies.