South Korea

South Korean Gov’t Announces Second Study Group for Blockchain Regulations

The South Korean government is running a second study on blockchain regulations, examining applications in logistics, healthcare, finance and energy

Seoul to Implement Blockchain in Citizen Cards, the Mayor Reveals

The capital of South Korea plans to implement blockchain tech in an authentication system for citizen cards, the mayor of Seoul has revealed

UN Secretariat Signs Agreement with Nonprofit to Reward Climate Action With Crypto

The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change signed an MoU with the W-Foundation to promote global climate action projects using crypto

Major Crypto Exchange in Korea Shut Down in April: 2018 Was a Nightmare for Most

The shut down of a major crypto exchange in South Korea in April showed the impact a prolonged bear market could have on crypto businesses. 4 of South Korea’s top 5 exchanges recorded big net losses

Upbit Exchange Operator Plies $46 Million Into Blockchain in First Year of Investment

South Korea’s Upbit exchange operator has so far stumped up blockchain funding worth $46 million

Upbit Operator Dunamu Invested $46 Million in Blockchain Startups in Last Year

South Korean firm Dunamu, operator of cryptocurrency exchange Upbit, says it invested $46 million in 26 blockchain startups over the last year.

Samsung’s Budget Smartphones Will Reportedly Have Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Features

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung will reportedly add cryptocurrency and blockchain features to its budget smartphones

HTC Debuts Smartphone In-Wallet ERC-20 Token Swaps

Consumer electronics giant HTC is rolling out in-wallet cryptocurrency trading for users of its Exodus 1 smartphone

South Korean Internet Giant Kakao’s Blockchain Platform to Launch in June

The mainnet of Kakao’s blockchain platform Klaytn is set to launch in June of this year

Samsung SDS Includes Blockchain Within Digital Transformation Framework

The president and CEO of Samsung’s IT and consultancy arm has revealed the firm is including blockchain as one of the key technologies for its “Digital Transformation Network”

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