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South Korea Pursues New Fintech Innovation Development Strategy

South Korean Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku is pursuing a new policy to advance Fintech innovation. Korea has taken some heat for its excessively restrictive approach to financial services that undermines competition and innovation in financial services. In an announcement this week, Jong-ku introduced… Read More

South Korea Said to Ban Anonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions Later this Month

A report by Yonhap News says the South Korean government will ban all anonymous transactions in cryptocurrencies as soon as January 20th.  According to the article, only real name bank accounts will be allowed for deposits and transactions on exchanges. Simultaneously, new virtual cryptocurrency accounts… Read More

South Korea Cautions Consumers on Cryptocurrencies instead of Ban, Meanwhile Report Says Largest Exchange Bithumb Has Been Hacked

South Korea has decided not to ban cryptocurrencies after all, instead the Korean government has decided to caution consumers on purchasing or trading in cryptocurrencies while regulators attempt to better manage the emerging market.  Previously, it was expected that Korean government officials were going to… Read More

Is South Korea Backtracking on ICO Ban? FSC Vice Chair Moderates Stance on Token Offerings as New Task Force is Formed

This past week saw a bit of reversal in South Korea’s stance on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). In September, it was reported that Korea had decided to totally ban ICOs following a similar approach by China. But during a presentation at the National Assembly by… Read More

Report: Korean Financial Regulators Squelch P2P Lending with Investor Cap

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Korea has clamped down on peer to peer lending.  According to a report in Korea Joongang Daily, the Commission has enacted harsh rules that limit the amount an investor may commit to peer to peer lender in a given… Read More

Korea Financial Services Commission Launches Fintech Open Platform

South Korea is claiming a “world’s first” in launching the Fintech Open Platform designed to boost Fintech development in Korea, according to the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The Fintech Open Platform is described as a combination of a website where Fintech firms can download program… Read More

UK Fintech Bridge Launched with Korea as FCA & FSC Sign Cooperation Agreement

Just because small events like Brexit crop up does not mean the UK is going to slow down its drive for Fintech relevance and dominance. This week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) signed a “regulatory cooperation agreement”. This new… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Coming Soon For South Korean Entrepreneurs?

South Korea has long had an interest in replicating the crowdfunding model. Only 2% of money invested in early-stage South Korean companies comes from angel investors. According to the Xinhua News Service, equity crowdfunding could be legal in South Korea as early as next year. This news… Read More

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