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mercari R4D is a research and development organization of Mercari, Inc. established in December 2017. The name R4D represents "Research" and the four Ds of "Design," "Development," "Deployment," and "Disruption." Our goal is to conduct speedy research and development, and to implement them within society.
mercari R4D is a research and development organization of Mercari, Inc. established in December 2017. The name R4D represents "Research" and the four Ds of "Design," "Development," "Deployment," and "Disruption." Our goal is to conduct speedy research and development, and to implement them within society.
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Current Research Areas

R4D conducts research in a wide range of areas, including blockchain, quantum computer/Internet, HCI, AI, and mobility.
R4D conducts research in a wide range of areas, including blockchain, quantum computer/Internet, HCI, AI, and mobility.
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By pushing the limits of what artificial intelligence can do, we aim to improve not only our users' life but also society as a whole.
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Our work includes use cases for businesses, expansions to scalability, and trust and encryption technology that all use blockchain.

Collaboration projects

We established "value exchange engineering" through collaboration with Tokyo University's Corporate Sponsored Research Programs. We aim to research a wide range of value exchange technology in order to create a society where people around the world can fairly and safely exchange value. The setup period will be 5 years, starting in January 2020.
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