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Samsung Ventures Funded Blockchain Startup Aergo Raises $30 Million

Samsung backed blockchain startup Aergo has received $30 million in venture funding, according to release from the company. Aergo is a partner of South Korea based Blocko – an enterprise blockchain provider. Aergo allows businesses to build applications and services by sharing data on a… Read More

Korean Crypto Exchange Zeniex Dissolving

The Korean cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex is shutting down and has “abolished” it’s cryptocurrency fund and related token, ZXG. According to a November 9th notice from the company: “(A)ll services of Zeniex will be terminated on November 23, 2018.” The exchange launched in May 2018 with the reported backing of Chinese internet… Read More

Korean Courts Order Nonghyup Bank to Restore Services to Coinis Crypto Exchange

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A judge at the Seoul Central District Court has ordered one of South Korea’s largest banks, Nonghyup, to restore services to the Coinis cryptocurrency exchange, 8BTC reports. The showdown reportedly began in September when Nonghyup announced it would no longer process deposits and withdrawals on behalf… Read More

Korea: Report from Wadiz Indicates Growing Investment Crowdfunding Market

Wadiz, the largest crowdfunding platform in South Korea, has shared a recent report on equity crowdfunding that indicates a growing marketplace. Online capital formation was first legalized in Korea in January 2016 by legislation that created amendments to the Capital Markets Act. Presently, there are… Read More

South Korean Government Reps Reaffirm Anti-ICO Stance

South Korean Finance Minister, Yong-Joo Park told auditors from the Finance Committee of the Yeouido National Assembly in Seoul this morning that ICOs (initial coin offerings) pose undue risks to investors and should not be equated with blockchain, Yonhap News reports. “The government does not… Read More

Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Lose Special Tax Status and Designation as Venture Firms

Cryptocurrency exchanges in Korea say their international competitiveness and ability to attract investors will be adversely affected by a recent Korean government decision to revoke their special status as venture firms, Business Korea reports. The change will affect all exchanges registering as business from this… Read More

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

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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

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