Tagged: south korea

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

First Ever Nigerian Bobsled Team Raises $75,000 Through GoFundMe to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Nigeria officially has its first bobsled team, all thanks to the team’s crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. The team, which consists of female athletes Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga, launched the initiative in January, seeking $75,000 so that they could get the 2018 Winter Olympic… Read More

Swiss Greater Zurich Area AG Signs MOU with Fintech Center of South Korea during Demo Day

The FinTech Center of South Korea, chaired by Yushin Jung, held its 20th FinTech Demo Day. In the day’s event, relevant personnel from the Financial Services Commission, Financial Supervisory Services and relevant organizations as well as overseas FinTech support organizations, VCs and Accelerators participated to… Read More

Singapore-Korea Fintech Collaboration: Marvelstone Group & Seoul Metropolitan Sign MOU

  Marvelstone Group, the creators of LATTICE80 in Singapore, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to partner on Fintech. Earlier today, a signing event took place at LATTICE80 where representatives of Marvelstone Group joined with representatives from South Korea… Read More

Report: South Korea to Punish ICOs as Officials Look to Strengthen Crypto Regulations

A joint task force took place this weekend in South Korea addressing the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. According to a report in BusinessKorea, The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and the National Tax Service (NTS) came together to review digital currencies,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Sets up Centralized Clearing Platform for Online Payments The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, has required all banks and third-party payment institutions to connect to a unified platform by June 30 of 2018 to ensure effective regulation and transaction security. The… Read More

South Korean Fintech Startup Paycock Set to Bring Mobile Payment Service to Russian Financial Market

South Korean fintech startup Paycock has reportedly signed a business MOU with AEB IT, a Russian financial IT corporation, and will now begin to commercialize its mobile payment solution into the Russian financial market. Paycock Check is described as a mobile payment service that does… Read More

Currencycloud Partners with Hyundai For Seamless International Payments in South Korea

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Monday it is teaming up with Hyundai Card to enable the launch of South Korea’s first mobile remittance service provided by a credit card company. The service will be established by Currencycloud and Hyundai Motor Group’s credit issuing arm… Read More