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Shinhan Bank Joins Race for South Korea’s Fourth Internet-Only Bank License

Shinhan Bank, a prominent player in South Korea’s banking sector, is set to enter the digital arena, vying for a license to become the country’s fourth internet-only bank, according to a Korea Herald report. The move positions Shinhan to compete with established digital banks such… Read More

Digital Assets: Crypto.com App to Launch in South Korea

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced that it is launching the Crypto.com App in South Korea, which will allow Korean retail users in the market to trade… Read More

OurCrowd Talks Up Korea-Israel Venture Fund, Aims to Raise $80 Million

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform catering to smaller (accredited) investors, has announced the launch of its Korea-Israel Venture fund – officially labeled NH-OC Global Open Innovation Fund. OurCrowd offers single-company investment opportunities as well as a growing list of sector funds along with its… Read More

ZilBank.com, a B2B Payment Platform, to Assist South Korean Entrepreneurs with Sending Funds to the US

ZilBank.com, a B2B payment platform, has recently announced its initiative that enables South Korean entrepreneurs and freelancers to conduct payments to the United States effortlessly, promoting worldwide business expansion without being limited by geographic barriers. The platform has made it easier for South Korean businesses… Read More

Fintech Lightyear Announces Investments from South Korean VC Firms Sunbo Angel Partners and Lighthouse Combined Investment

Lightyear announced a strategic investment from two South Korean venture capital funds, Sunbo Angel Partners and Lighthouse Combined Investment. Both funds, with ties to South Korea’s automotive industry and other manufacturing corporate alliances, “have recognized Lightyear’s potential to create the next era of highly efficient… Read More

Fintech Nium, Jeonbuk Bank to Introduce Global Remittance Service

Nium, the firm enabling real-time global payments, and Jeonbuk Bank (JB Bank), aSouth Korean financial institution, have announced a partnership. Together, they will offer the country’s first global remittance service “targeted at the 2.5 million non-Korean residents that live in South Korea.” The service will… Read More

Insurtech bolttech and LOTTE HIMART to Offer Home Appliance Switching Service in South Korea

LOTTE HIMART, one of the largest electronic goods retailers in South Korea, has partnered with international insurtech bolttech in order “to launch the country’s first-ever home appliance switching service.” Powered by bolttech’s embedded insurance technology, the service will “enable LOTTE HIMART customers to easily replace… Read More

Blockchain Firm Elliptic and CODE to Support AML and Travel Rule Compliance in South Korea

Elliptic – the firm enabling blockchain analytics and data intelligence – and CODE – a South Korean Travel Rule solution provider – have launched a partnership which represents Elliptic’s entrance into the Korean market. The new alliance will help companies in the country ramp up… Read More

East Ventures, SV Investment Launch $100m Fund to Bridge SE Asian, Korean Startups

Indonesia- and Southeast Asia-focused venture capital investor East Ventures has partnered with Seoul-based SV Investment to launch the “East Ventures South Korea fund in partnership with SV Investment” with a target corpus of $100 million. The initiative’s primary goal is to bridge the investment avenues… Read More

Blockchain Adoption: South Korean Entertainment Platform Supports Ticketing Platform with Avalanche

Dreamus, the entertainment events and streaming pioneer supporting globally known K-pop stars and most South Korean concert ticket sales, is now using Avalanche. The 21M loyalty users of its popular ticketing app, OK Cashbag, “can now buy Avalanche-backed tickets in just a few clicks.” Dreamus,… Read More

Tokeny, Klaytn Foundation Unite for RWA Tokenization Adoption in Asia

Tokeny and Klaytn Foundation unite for “massive” RWA tokenization adoption in Asia Tokeny, the global tokenization platform, announces its strategic alliance with Klaytn Foundation, an EVM-compatible public blockchain “developed by the renowned Korean IT giant, Kakao.” This strategic alliance is set “to catalyze the widespread… Read More

Fintech Currencycloud Partners with South Korea-based Cross-Border Payments Firm MOIN

Currencycloud, which claims to be the experts in simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has partnered with South Korea-based cross-border payment company MOIN in order to expand its global coverage “while delivering faster processing times, lower transaction costs, and enhanced security measures to its customers… Read More

Digital Assets: VNX Gold, VNX Euro, and VNX Swiss Introduced to South Korean Crypto Traders

VNX, a Liechtenstein-based company registered by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA), has partnered with Burrito Wallet, which is developed by a subsidiary of Bithumb, a Korean cryptocurrency exchange, to introduce South Korean users “to the digital assets VNX Gold, VNX Euro, and VNX Swiss… Read More

Digital Asset Taxation: CryptoTax, Uppsala Security Focus on Technical Collaboration

Uppsala Security, a provider of security tools and services for Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Transaction Tracking, and Cyber Security announced a significant collaboration with CryptoTax, a virtual asset tax service platform headquartered in South Korea. This strategic partnership is geared “towards fostering… Read More

Web3 Adoption: Catalyze Research, Fintech Ripple to Enable XRP Ledger Adoption in South Korea

Catalyze Research, the Web3 and blockchain consulting group, and Ripple, which claims to be the “leader” in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced their partnership to bolster the presence of the XRP Ledger (XRPL) in South Korea. This collaboration aims to tap into the robust… Read More

Stablecoins: Shinhan Bank, SCB TechX Pilot Stablecoin Remittances on Hedera Network

Shinhan Bank, SCB TechX, and an unnamed financial institution in Taiwan have announced the successful completion of a stablecoin remittance proof-of-concept (PoC) pilot, according to a release. The PoC was reportedly built on the Hedera network, a high-performance blockchain. The pilot was said to have… Read More

Web3 Adoption: Cronos, City of Seoul to Launch Blockchain, Web 3.0 Focused Hackathon in Korea

Global blockchain technology company and start-up accelerator Cronos Labs announced that it will participate as the main blockchain network partner of the ‘Seoul Web 3.0 Festival 2023’ (SWF2023), organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. SWF2023 aims “to enhance the competitiveness of Korea’s Web3 industry and… Read More

Uppsala Security, a Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management Provider, Partners with CODE, a South Korean VASP

Uppsala Security, a provider of award-winning security tools and services for Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance and Transaction Tracking has announced a partnership with CODE, a South Korean-based virtual asset service provider (VASP) compliance solution. As part of this partnership, CODE has “launched… Read More

Binance Labs Invests in GOMBLE, a South Korean Developer of Blockchain-based Casual Games

Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, committed an investment in the seed funding round of GOMBLE, a blockchain-based casual game developer. GOMBLE will use the funds “to develop and release its first mobile game, RumbyStars, and continue to expand its gaming… Read More

Do Kwon, Founder of Terraform Labs, Creator of Failed Stablecoin TerraUSD and Crypto Luna, to Stand Trial in Montenegro First: Report

Do Kwon is expected to stand trial in Montenegro before facing charges in other interested jurisdictions. Kwon is the founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the crypto company that created TerraUSD and LUNA. TerraUSD was an aspiring algorithmic stablecoin pegged to the US dollar. The… Read More

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