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Crypto Regulation is Necessary, But is Korea on Right Track?

On December 10, Lee Seok-wu, the CEO of Dunamu, the parent company of South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, said that regulation is important to establish industry standards. During a meeting with several members of the Congress and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted by Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, and Coinone, five of the biggest digital asset trading platform operators ...

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Crypto OTC Exchange in Korea to Gov’t: Acknowledge Fidelity, Nasdaq

At the first official meeting between five of the biggest crypto exchanges and the government of South Korea, Cumberland Korea CEO Hong Joon-ki said that both the government and local financial institutions have to acknowledge the efforts of Nasdaq, Fidelity, and some of the largest conglomerates in the global market working to strengthen the infrastructure around cryptocurrencies. Hong, who has ...

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Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

News South Korea will push for major cryptocurrency adoption, claims a new report, strengthening the spotlight on the tech hub which forms one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world.  Also read: Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Crypto Taxation Plans South Korea’s Enthusiasm for Tech As one of the most innovative countries in the world, it’s no surprise the tech-savvy population ...

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Why South Korea Will Play a Major Role in Cryptocurrency Adoption

As a high-tech hub known for its consumer electronics, tech giants, esports, and global innovation, perhaps it’s not surprising that a report by Cindicator revealed that South Korea will play a major role in cryptocurrency adoption. By reviewing existing data on exchange volumes, recent economic history, regulation, and trends, the tokenized fintech asset management company came to some interesting conclusions. ...

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South Korea Is Trialing Blockchain Voting — Here’s What That Means

South Korea will test out a new blockchain voting system this month, sources close to the developments have confirmed to Bitcoin Magazine. Developed by the country’s National Election Commission (NEC) and its Ministry of Science and ICT, the distributed ledger system is based on IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric and will be used to authenticate voters and save voting results in real ...

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South Korea Reveals Plan to Tax ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

The Finance Ministry of the South Korean government announced a plan to tax initial coin offerings and digital currencies in accordance with the creation of the taxation infrastructure and international trends. South Korea Closer to Legalize and Tax Crypto Fundraisers as New Government Takes Over Hong Nam-ki, Minister of Economy and Finance and Deputy Prime Minister nominee, has submitted a ...

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Major South Korea Tech Holding and ConsenSys Sign MoU to Develop Blockchain Business Hub

South Korean technological holding SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ConsenSys for blockchain business cooperation, according to a SK Group official press release published today, Dec. 4. SK Holdings C&C is the information technology solutions arm of the SK Group, one of the the largest conglomerates in South Korea. The entity has partnered with ConsenSys, an ...

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BORA Hosts Meetup in Korea to Discuss Development, Partnerships, and Business Direction

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Could South Korea Follow Japan in Allowing Private Crypto ICOs?

On November 26, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan held an internal meeting to discuss the possibility of allowing private crypto initial coin offering (ICO) projects. Nikkei exclusively reported that local financial authorities are actively exploring the legalization of ICOs for institutional investors and accredited investors, as long as they are lawfully conducted within the boundaries of existing financial ...

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South Korea to Test Blockchain-based Voting Prior to Integration with Online Voting

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Blockchain voting could soon be a reality in South Korea if the trial on a system based on distributed ledger technology turns out successfully. According to The Korea Times, the development of the blockchain-based voting system ...

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