Tagged: south korea

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

Report: South Korea will Fine Virtual Accounts as Pressure Increases on Digital Currency Investing

A few days ago we reported that South Korean government authorities had initiated a ban on all anonymous transactions in cryptocurrencies. Today, according to a report in Yonhap, officials will fine anyone who had not migrated a virtual account to a real name account. Account… Read More

Bitcoin Tanks as South Korea Expected to Ban the Popular Cryptocurrency, Exchanges are Raided

South Korea has been back and forth on the future of cryptocurrency and its exchanges for some time now. Today, apparently things have taken a turn for the worse as reports indicate that South Korea will ban all cryptocurrencies and prominent exchanges have been raided… 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

Wow. P2P Money Transfer Service Toss is Processing $1 Billion per Month in South Korea After Less than 3 Years of Operations

In 2015 Viva Republica launched Toss, a peer to peer money transfer App that has become one of the world’s fastest growing financial Apps have now transacted more than USD$ 10 billion with a current run rate of $12 billion per year with $1 billion per… Read More

WorldRemit Launches Digital Money Transfers to South Korea

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit announced on Sunday it has expanded its remittance service to South Korea. WorldRemit stated that its mobile-first, digital model allows hard-working migrants to send money to South Korea in a few taps, directly from their phones or through the WorldRemit website without the need to visit… Read More