Hong-Kong based socially networked trading platform 8 Securities announced that it launched a Japanese version www.8securities.co.jp today.

8 Securities allows users to select the markets to trade on, use analytics tools, read news and research, watch videos and interact with other investors through social apps. The key differentiator of 8 Securities compared to other online trading platforms is its customizable platform that can integrate apps, as well as its social network functionality.

After announcing the product back in October 2011 at TechCrunch Beijing Disrupt, 8 Securities secured $8 million of funding from private wealthy investors. The platform went live in April 2012 and recorded positive cash flow by 2013.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.