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Bithumb Debuts New Smart Token BTCS

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced on Monday the launch of its new smart token, BTCS. The platform now has seven smart tokens, which are ETHS, XRPS, LTCS, BCHS, BSVS, COMPS, and BTCS. According to Bithumb, basic characteristics of the smart tokens are the following:… Read More

MoneyGram Teams Up With Korean Fintech Global Money Express to Further Accelerate Digital Growth

Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Korean fintech, Global Money Express (GME). According to MoneyGram, the partnership enables GME customers to connect to the MoneyGram platform and distribution network in more than 200 countries and… Read More

Bithumb Appoints Back Young Heo As New CEO

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced on Monday it has appointed Back Young Heo as its new CEO. According to Bithumb, Heo joined Bithumb in 2017 as the head of compliance and prior to Bithumb, worked in traditional finance for 14 years at Citibank, CitiCapital,… Read More

MoneyGram Joins Forces With Korean Fintech E9Pay

Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with E9Pay, a money transfer and payment fintech company based in Korea. According to MoneyGram,  the partnership enables E9Pay customers to connect to the MoneyGram platform and distribution network… Read More

South Korean Government Sets Up Help Desk in Singapore to Assist Korean Fintech Firms in Expanding Operations into Southeast Asia

The South Korean government reportedly set up a help desk in Singapore in January 2020, in order to support Korean Fintech firms, as they continue to expand their business operations into Southeast Asia. This, according to Korea’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The… Read More

Korea Mobile App Payvil Forms New Patnership with Hong Kong’s TNG FinTech Group to Provide Global Payment Services

Emolize Co., Ltd, a Korean cross-border mobile payment platform, announced on Wednesday it has expanded its global payment services through its mobile app, Payvil, to Hong Kong and Thailand in September 2019, with further expansion reaching about 16 countries by the end of 2019. The… Read More

Bithumb Makes Changes to Mobile App to Improve Transaction Convenience

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Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced on Wednesday it has restructured its mobile web and app to allow users to make transactions with more convenient. Bithumb reported that the purpose of the restructuring was to improve transaction accessibility and to strengthen usage convenience, and it now… Read More

Bithumb Global Announces Plans to Launch in India

Bithumb Global, the global platform for Bithumb, a South Korea- based digital asset exchange, has announced its plans of coming to India. Bithumb reported that it will now onboard Indian customers with a sign-up incentive along with the opportunity for Indian exchanges to become a… Read More

MoneyGram Announces New Partnership With Korean Remittance Startup Sentbe

Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with Korean remittance startup, Sentbe. MoneyGram reported the collaboration between it and Sentbe aligns with MoneyGram’s goal of providing consumers with an expanded range of digital money transfer options…. Read More

Techstars Announces Korea Expansion to Support Startup Sector

Techstars and Hillstone Partners, a boutique capital consultancy firm specializing in startup business, announced on Wednesday the launch of the Techstars Korea Accelerator in partnership with Hillstone Partners. According to the duo, this new three-month mentorship-driven accelerator program, Techstars’ first in Korea, will source 10… Read More

MetLife Korea Announces Seven Finalists For Insurtech Innovation Challenge “collab 5.0”

MetLife Korea announced on Wednesday the seven finalists selected for its open innovation program, collab 5.0. The program is looking for insurtech companies globally to scale their business with MetLife while solving some of the insurer’s biggest innovation challenges across its Korean business. According to… Read More

Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies Now Offering MBA Programs Dedicated to Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

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Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies, often known as Assist, reportedly announced on Friday it is now offering an MBA program that is dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. According to Bitcoin News, the school described this new course as a master’s degree program… Read More

Korean Fintech HonestFund Secures $12 Million Through Series B Investment Round

HonestFund, a Korean fintech startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series B funding round, which featured investments from Dunamu & Partners, MurexPartners, KB investment, TL Asset Management, Bass Investment, and HB Investment. HonestFund total investment amount is now $21 million. Founded… Read More

Korean Blockchain Project BOScoin Announces MoU With Korea Cashback to Develop Global Travel Platform

On Monday, Korean blockchain project BOScoin announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Cashback, Inc. The duo has teamed up to create a global travel platform, tentatively named Woti. BOScoin reported it is planning to introduce the distributed-network-based Human Identity… Read More

Frost & Sullivan Announces Partnership With Seoul Fintech Lab to Support Fintech Startups in Korea

Frost & Sullivan announced on Wednesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to support activities such as commercialization, investment promotion, support for the advancement of Korean fintech startups into the global market. According to Frost & Sullivan, the… Read More

Korean Fintech Viva Republica Secures $40 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By GIC & Sequoia China

Viva Republica, Korea’s foremost fintech startup and creator of financial services app Toss, announced on Monday it has secured $40 million during its latest funding round, which was led by GIC and Sequoia China, bringing its total amount of funding raised to $116 million. Founded in 2011, Viva Republica stated that Toss “completely… Read More

Pundi X Teams Up With American Chamber of Commerce Korea to Introduce Cryptocurrency Payment Solutions

Pundi X (CURRENCY: NPXS) announced on Tuesday it has established a strategic partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Korea (AMCHAM) to help introduce and promote Pundi X’s blockchain-based point-of-sales solution to its members, including leading multinationals in Korea. According to Pundi X, under the terms of… Read More

NewStyle-Collinstar Capital to Establish $300 Million Blockchain Fund

NewStyle-Collinstar Capital, a leading company in the Blockchain infrastructure space and cryptocurrency investments, has announced a strategic development plan. Announced in Beijing, Collinstar says it will fuel the development of the Blockchain industry and ecosystem with a series of alliances and investments. Ryan Xu, Chairman… Read More

South Korea Makes it Legal to Transfer Cryptocurrencies Internationally

According to several online sources, a new law in South Korea is set to make it legal for companies to process international transfers using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. Digital Currency Exchanges Can Register with Korean Gov’t The new laws, which are set to go… Read More

Trulioo Expands into Korea with AML/KYC Solution

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, has expanded coverage to the Republic of Korea with its GlobalGateway platform. GlobalGateway was created to help businesses comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules and has evolved to support a diverse range of identity… Read More

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