South Korea

‘Alarm' rings as crypto trading outpaces the South Korean stock market

‘Alarm’ rings as crypto trading outpaces the South Korean stock market

For the first time in South Korean history, crypto trading volumes have outperformed stock market activity, with crypto trading growing at an alarming rate, according to some. Crypto trading volume figures peaked at USD 21.5 billion per day on April 15, according to Yonhap and Segye Ilbo, as well as Kyunghyang Shinmun. In March, the […]

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South Korean MP Calls on Seoul to ‘Urgently’ Boost Crypto Innovation

A politician called on South Korea to “urgently” prioritise the development of crypto security technology. Stating that for the country, and the rest of the world, blockchain-powered finance is now an inevitable reality. At a Blockchain National Government Project event, sponsored by the Legislative Policy Research Group of the Parliament. And jointly hosted by Lee […]

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South Korean Bank NH launches Blockchain-Powered Document Wallet

Over a dozen forms of digital certificates have been issued by South Korean financial services provider Nonghyup (NH Bank) using a blockchain-powered system and an e-wallet that can hold hundreds of types of blockchain-verified authentication forms. The bank’s e-wallet received official government approval earlier this month, according to the Electronic Times, and today launched an […]

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South Korea to fund Blockchain Platform for Apartment Dwellers

The South Korean government has pledged USD 1.27 million in funding for a contact-free. Blockchain-based service platform for residents of the country’s apartments. Which operators say will allow residents to participate in electronic voting, manage parking spaces, etc. The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has selected a domestic company named Ksign as the […]

Bithumb

Bithumb Exchange Owns More Assets Than Its Customers

Leading South Korean exchange Bithumb’s own assets are, by a due diligence analysis, higher than the combined total of its customer holdings. The report was part of a recent audit conducted by Seoul-based auditor Jungin Accounting, according to Sports Seoul. The auditor found that the balance of both Bithumb’s own fiat (KRW) and crypto reserves […]

Blockchain Development Across South Korea

South Korean Government to Grant $3.2M to Blockchain Companies

Two South Korean ministries have announced their support for the blockchain industry in the country with plans to allocate up to $3.2 million in funding to local startups to encourage the use of such technology. The Ministry of Science and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and the Ministry of Information and Communication Industry Promotion will […]

South Korea passes law to introduce permit system for crypto exchanges

South Korea Passes Law to Introduce Permit System for Crypto Exchanges

On 5th March, South Korea’s National Assembly passed a revised bill on the reporting and use of special financial transaction information, focusing on the introduction of a permit system for crypto exchanges. Accordingly, virtual asset operators such as crypto exchanges would have to report their operations to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) under the Financial […]

Litecoin partners with MeconCash

13K ATMs in South Korea to Support Litecoin Withdrawal & Remittances

On Feb 28, the Litecoin Foundation announced a partnership with MeconCash to roll-out Litecoin to Korean Won (KRW) withdrawals and remittances from 13K ATMs in South Korea. The partnership will see LTC integrated onto MeconCash’s M.Pay payments platform. Litecoin will also be accepted as payment on MecoinCash’s retail platform MeconMall, and to pay for games […]

South Korea's NH Bank debuts Smasung backed blockchain ID system

South Korea’s NH Bank Debuts Samsung-Backed Blockchain ID System

A major blockchain identification project backed by South Korean tech giant Samsung is being rolled out for first commercial use. South Korea’s NongHyup (NH) Bank has introduced a blockchain-based mobile ID system developed within a tech consortium established by major local firms including Samsung Electronics and LG Uplus. According to the Feb 25th report by […]