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Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Global Fintech Wise, Reveals Company Continues to Lower Cross-Border Transfer Fees

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Wise (previously dba TransferWise), which aims to make money work without borders, notes that they’re building the world’s most international account. 1/ @Wise Q2 Mission Update is here. Our team is 2,600 people now. How much progress did we… Read More

Fintech Unit of Kakao, a Major South Korean Tech Firm, Submits IPO Paperwork, Seeking $1.4B

Kakao Pay, a Fintech division of Kakao, which is the South Korean company that operates the KakaoTalk messenger app, reveals that it has submitted its initial public offering (IPO) filing. The company intends to secure as much 1.632 trillion Korean won (app. $1.4 billion) in… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Help Startups with Expanding Businesses to Japan, South Korea

Startups currently being supported by the Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will soon have the option to visit Japan or South Korea in order to expand their businesses globally. These initiatives will be supported and facilitated by setting up two new camps this year to address… Read More

South Korean B2B Fintech Webcash Group Receives $20.9M Investment from KT, a Major Telecom Firm

KT, one of South Korea’s largest telecom companies, reveals that it will be investing KRW 23.6 billion (appr. $20.9 million) into the operations of Webcash Group. The investment will be part of a plan to form an alliance relationship for the B2B sector. Webcash Group… Read More

Fintech Accelerator F10 and Seoul Fintech Lab to Expand their Startup Incubation Program to South Korea

F10, a leading Fintech startup incubator and accelerator program, has teamed up with Seoul Fintech Lab which is supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K accelerator, a Fintech support center headquartered in Seoul. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to expand their incubation… Read More

South Korean Crypto Exchange Streami Gets Strategic Investment from digital Currency Group

Streami has received a strategic investment from the Digital Currency Group (DCG), according to a release. Streami is based in South Korea and operates GOPAX, a crypto exchange. DCG is said to be the second-largest investor in Streami and previously participated in the Series A… Read More

Uppsala Security Conducts First Virtual Assets AML Training Program for South Korean Government Agency Compliance Officers

Uppsala Security has reportedly conducted the very first “Virtual Assets AML Training Program” for partners and government agency compliance officers. Uppsala Security, the provider of tools for Crypto Risk Management and Cybersecurity, revealed on May 4, 2021, that it has begun its Virtual Assets AML… Read More

Uppsala Security and South Korean Digital Asset Exchange Bithumb Reportedly Helped Victim Recover 20M KRW from Alleged Fraud

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity revealed on Monday (April 26, 2021) that with assistance from Bithumb, one of South Korea’s leading digital asset exchanges, it has helped a victim to “recover approximately 20 million KRW”… Read More

South Korea to Introduce Updated Crypto Regulations due to Investors Engaging in Trading Activities with Investors, Platforms in Other Nations

Financial regulators in South Korea are reportedly discussing the launch of an updated regulatory framework for overseas remittances made by investors. These traders are allegedly trying to make huge profits by capitalizing on Bitcoin price gaps found on different cryptocurrency exchanges based in Korea and… Read More

Regtech: Compliance Firm Uppsala Security to Create Virtual Asset AML Solution for South Korean Crypto Exchange

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity, has revealed they’ve entered into a contract to create a ‘Virtual Asset AML’ solution for the Coin&Coin exchange that “complies with the amendment of the Special Money Act in South… Read More

Illicit Activities involving Bitcoin and other Cryptos May Now be Prevented with New Tech from Elliptic, CoolBitX

Earlier this year, the team at Elliptic, which works to assist with categorizing financial crime typologies while protecting legitimate crypto-asset users from illicit activities, had explained how proper and effective compliance can prevent (potential) money laundering activities using Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital currencies. Elliptic… Read More

South Korean Authorities are Reportedly Planning to Impose Heavy Fines on Businesses Violating Crypto Regulations

South Korean authorities have stated that they’re planning to impose heavy penalties or fines on individuals and businesses violating applicable guidelines for cryptocurrency transactions. The Korean financial regulator stated that it would impose a fine on virtual currency exchanges if they fail to report suspicious… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins Report Steady Growth of Global Operations including Asian Markets

LocalBitcoins, a peer to peer BTC exchange service, notes that Bitcoin is “swooping” over the world and Asia is now at “the center” of all the action. LocalBitcoins writes in a blog post that this should come as no surprise given all the opportunities Bitcoin… Read More

Markus Jun: Founder of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative Shares Latest Insights from South Korea Crypto and Blockchain Sector

We recently connected with Markus Jun, the founder and CEO of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative, a leading block validator for the ICON network with $20 million in total staked value, and Hyperconnector, an official accelerator partner of the ICON Foundation & ICX Station Seoul. Markus… Read More

ICON Foundation Introduces 50,000 ICX Token or Over $1 Million Smart Contract Auditing Fund for Blockchain Platforms

The ICON Foundation has confirmed that blockchain-enabled platform ICON, one of the largest DLT initiatives in South Korea, has introduced a dedicated audit fund. The initiative has been launched in order to support the secure development for ICON’s evolving ecosystem. The ICON Foundation noted that… Read More

Digital Asset Savings Platform ICONFi Introduces Mobile App for Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, ICX Trading

Crypto-asset savings platform ICONFi has introduced its mobile app on Android and iOS. As confirmed in a release shared with CI, available globally, ICONFi aims to offer simple, flexible, and fixed earning products that allow investors to grow and diversify their digital asset holdings. The… Read More

Industrial Bank of Korea Partners Naver’s Cloud Affiliate for Development of Fintech Services to Enhance AI Capabilities

The Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) has teamed up with a platform managed by Naver’s Cloud affiliate for digital innovation and development of Fintech-related services, the state-run bank confirmed on December 23, 2020. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to enhance their Cloud and artificial… Read More

CIMB Bank Vietnam and Viva Republic have Launched New Debit Card after Success of their Virtual Payments Card

CIMB Bank Vietnam and Viva Republica, the operator of the Toss app (a payments service), have launched the CIMB-Toss debit card after the success of the CIMB and Toss virtual card – which was introduced in July of this year. Launched earlier this month, the… Read More

South Korean Digital Asset Management Platform Haru Hits $100M Total Transaction Volume Milestone

  Haru, a South Korea-based digital asset management platform and a service brand name of Block Crafters, announced on Wednesday its total transaction volume has reached the $100 million milestone within 15 months of its official launch. Haru also revealed that its user number has… Read More

Fintech Firm Lightnet and Siam Commercial Bank to Support Cross-Border Payments from South Korea to Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK:SCB) has partnered with Lightnet to provide cross-border fund transfer services from South Korea to Thailand. As a digital banking service provider, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is focused on continuously updating its Fintech capabilities. SCB will now be working with the Lightnet… Read More

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