Category: South Korea

Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15. KB Financial is reported to have over $342 billion in assets under management and presides over multiple overseas and domestic subsidiaries, […]

South Korean Government to Exclude Sale, Brokerage of Digital Assets from Venture Business

South Korean cabinet ministers have agreed to exclude digital assets trading companies from venture business classification, Business Korea reported September 27.   Back in August, the country’s Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Startups (MSS) had already excluded cryptocurrency exchanges from legislation governing venture businesses, Cointelegraph reported. During the recent cabinet meeting held […]

Korean Mobile Carrier LGU+ Launches Blockchain-Based Overseas Payment System

South Korea’s LG UPlus, a mobile carrier owned by the country’s fourth largest conglomerate LG Corp., is launching a blockchain-based cross-carrier overseas payment service, Korea Times reports today, September 16. Last Thursday, September 13, LG UPlus had signed an MoU to develop the new service alongside three global partners: Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications, Japan’s SoftBank, […]

South Korean Official Proposes Greater Cooperation for Global Crypto Regulation

An official from South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has proposed greater international cooperation between regulators for crypto and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) regulation, local news outlet Asian Economic TV reports Friday, September 7. Yoon Suk-heun, governor of FSS, made a statement about the potential for more cooperation during the opening ceremony of the 20th […]

South Korean Ministry Drops Cryptocurrency Exchanges From Venture Enterprise Classification

The government of South Korea announced it had excluded cryptocurrency exchanges from legislation governing venture businesses in a press release issued Monday, August 13. The brief document from the country’s Ministry of Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Startups (MSS) explained that contrary to previous decisions, it would now place exchanges alongside bars and nightclubs […]

KB Financial Group Report Finds Only 2% of South Koreans Interested in Crypto Investing

South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has released an Aug. 6  report on crypto investments in 2018, finding the majority of domestic respondents revealed no intention to invest in crypto. KB Financial Group Inc. is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and focuses on a range of banking and related financial services. Their […]

US and South Korea to Strengthen Joint Cooperation on Fourth Industrial Revolution

The US State Department and South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MSIT) have resolved to strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in advancing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at a press conference held in Seoul today, June 22. The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution has been characterized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a series of […]

New Partnership Announced Between Korea University and Huobi Subsidiary

Korea University is teaming up with the South Korean subsidiary of crypto exchange Huobi for “industry-academia” cooperation in the field of blockchain development, Seoul Daily reports, June 12. The agreement between one of South Korea’s most prestigious universities and Huobi Korea seeks to bridge academic research of the innovative technology with products useful for the […]

South Korea’s Top Financial Watchdog Joins Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korea’s top financial regulator the Financial Services Commission (FSC) joined the ongoing probe into local cryptocurrency exchanges Sunday, May 13. The FSC will now be taking part in the anti money laundering investigation, hitherto led by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), in order to help expand its scope, news outlet Korea Times reports. Commenting […]