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Uzbekistan Creates Cryptocurrency Tax Free Zone, Licenses First Crypto Exchange in Partnership with Korean Firms

Uzbekistan is taking comprehensive steps, with the help of Korean partners, to enshrine the region as a friendly one for crypto industries and hopes to become, “a new coin special zone after Malta,” ETNews reports. The venture is being led cooperatively by KOBEA, the Economic Committee of Korea… Read More

Blockchain Platform Orbs Expands Into South Korea Through Partnership With Kakao Subsidiary Ground X

Orbs, an Israel-based hybrid blockchain scaling base-layer protocols, announced on Tuesday it has established a partnership with Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of South Korean internet company Kakao, for research, development, and business cooperation. Through the partnership, Orbs has expanded into South Korea and opened… Read More

Exchange Rankings Shake Up: Researchers Say Two-Thirds of Crypto Trade Volume is Fake

Two-thirds of all trade volume in crypto- or $6 billion dollars per day- is faked, say researchers at the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BIT), and many of the world’s “top” crypto exchanges aren’t even coming close. The researchers made their conclusions after comparing the order books… Read More

Crypto Exchange Targeted by Possible North Korean Hack Group

Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has claimed that hackers with possible ties to North Korea have struck against an unnamed crypto exchange using malware targeting macOS. Kaspersky lab attributes the latest hack to the Lazarus hack group. According to Wikipedia, the Lazarus Group earned its… Read More

Alipay Debuts Paperless Tax Refund Service in South Korea

Digital payment platform Alipay announced on Monday the launch of its paperless tax refund service in South Korea. The firm reported that it teamed up with Global Tax Free (GTF) for the new service, which notably enables Chinese tourists to apply for and claims tax rebates on their mobile phone… Read More

Incubator OurCrowd Labs/02 signs Agreement with Two Leading Korean VC Firms: Yozma Group Korea and DTNI

OurCrowd Labs/02, a  seed stage incubator and part of Israel based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, has formed a new partnership with two leading venture capital firms in South Korea: Yozma Group Korea and DTNI. The dual Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) were signed in early July 2018,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China and South Korea’s Financial Regulatory Agencies Reach Cooperation on Cryptocurrencies and Other Issues According to Chosun’s report last week, Yoo Kwang-yeol, the first senior vice president of the Korea Financial Supervision Service (FSS), recently met with the vice chairman of the China Banking &… Read More

Currencycloud Launches South Korea Remittance Service

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Thursday it has launched remittance service in South Korea. This news comes nearly one year after forming a partnership with South Korean credit card company, Hyundai Card. According to the company, this news builds on its momentum in Asia-Pacific, with… Read More

Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Bans Transactions from Blacklisted “Non-Cooperative Territories”

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and the fifth largest exchange in the world has announced it will cut off new and existing users trading from 11 countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as lax on money laundering and terrorist financing. Effective May… Read More

Korean Political Candidates Promise Governance Blockchains: How Realistic is It?

Reporter Jang Hyeong-tae at Chosen Ilbo shared yesterday that a number of politicians running in Korean regional elections are promising to incorporate blockchain into governance if elected. At least twelve have proposed new cryptocurrencies, said Jang. Korean regional elections are set for June 13th. The Mayor… Read More

Bithumb, South Korea’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, is Killing it

Bithumb recently had its audit report published in the Korean Financial Supervisory Services disclosure system and the information provided is enlightening. Bithumb was said to be holding just shy of $6 billion in crypto at the end of 2017. Sure, prices have fluctuated since that… Read More

Asian Pop Stars Leading the Charge into Celebrity-Branded Crypto

Musicians are increasingly looking to crypto to secure and boost bottom lines. Korean paper The Chosun Ilbo reported in February that Korean girl band T-ara are working with Australian firm ENTCash to produce a cryptocurrency or token that fans will be able to trade for… Read More

Vitalik Buterin Outlines Off-Chain Ethereum Smart Contract Activity at Deconomy

In addition to calling Craig Wright a fraud, Vitalik Buterin addressed serious matters in Ethereum scaling at the Deconomy Summit in Seoul, Korea April 4th.   Vitalik Buterin calls Craig Wright (fake Satoshi Nakamoto) a fraud, while standing in front of him. #Ethereum #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/lWd2cqLXfj… Read More

CoinDesk Korea to Cover Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Sectors with South Korean Hankyoreh Partnership

CoinDesk, Inc, a digital media, events and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community, has partnered with South Korean daily newspaper The Hankyoreh to help launch the new CoinDesk Korea. With the new partnership, The Hankyoreh will translate and distribute CoinDesk’s daily news in Korean,… Read More

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

Smart Crypto Indexes: LATTICE80 to Launch Altcoin Futures

LATTICE80, a Fintech Hub that has recently migrated its headquarters from Singapore to London, has announced its intent to launch Altcoin Futures. LATTICE80 expects to reveal details during Money20/20 taking place in Singapore this month. LATTICE80 is co-founded by Joe Seunghyun Cho, and is backed… Read More

Sentbe Collaborates With TransferTo to Expedite Money Transfers From South Korea

Sentbe, a digital money transfer operator in South Korea, announced this week it has teamed up with TransferTo, a global cross-border mobile payments network for emerging markets to offer its customers greater flexibility and reach to perform real-time money transfers from South Korea to more than 60 countries across… Read More

Singapore based Fintech Hub LATTICE80 Opens R&D Operation in South Korea

Marvelstone Group backed Global FinTech Hub LATTICE80 has opened a Research and Development (R&D) operation in South Korea, according to a note from the company. Joe Seunghyun Cho, Founding CEO of LATTICE80 and Chairman of Marvelstone Group, said that South Korea has become one of… Read More

In Advance of Initial Coin Offering, LATTICE80 Adds Former South Korea Senator as Advisor

Singapore based Fintech Hub LATTICE80 has enlisted Sang Min Kim to the company’s Board of Advisors. Kim was previously a Senator in South Korea and interestingly a committee member of the National Policy Committee overseeing regulatory bodies. Kim was the youngest senator in the ruling party,… Read More

The Government Answers if the Public Asks: Korean Petition on Cryptocurrency Tops 200,000 Signatures Necessary to Compel the Government to Respond

South Korea has veered off track in allowing digital currencies to grow and evolve. Frightened by the rapid rise in Bitcoin trading and speculation, public officials have been raiding exchanges, banning anonymous accounts, and threatening to ban cryptocurrencies altogether. As the South Korean government moved… Read More

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