Korea’s Biggest Messaging App Kakao to Integrate Crypto Wallet For 44 Million Users

According to fnnews, a mainstream financial media outlet in South Korea, Kakao is integrating crypto for its 44 million local users. Kakao is the biggest internet conglomerate in South Korea that operates KakaoTalk, KakaoPay, KakaoTaxi, KakaoStory, KakaoStock, and many other platforms that have overwhelming dominance in their respective markets. On March 18, fnnews reported that … Read more

South Korean Tech Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Project Orbs

Israeli hybrid blockchain platform Orbs has announced that it is entering an investment partnership with the venture arm of South Korean internet group Kakao. Created to serve as a pioneering public blockchain system offering unprecedented flexibility and utility, Orbs permits business dApp developers to deploy over a highly secure and liquid network that comes with … Read more

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 … Read more

South Korea Has No Choice but to Legalize ICOs, and It May Happen Soon

The South Korean government has no other choice but to legalize initial coin offerings (ICO) and representative Hong Eui-rak of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea has obtained the support of 10 lawmakers to challenge the current ban on domestic ICOs. Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunities The economy of South Korea has only recently started to improve … Read more

Malta Wants to Become The ‘Blockchain Island’, With World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

This week, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a $1.7 billion daily trading volume, has relocated its headquarters to Malta, a region that has always been friendly to cryptocurrency businesses and investors. Along with its current team, Binance has moved its resources over to Malta, and has decided to employ more than 200 full-time … Read more

Bitcoin Provides Freedom, Says New PBoC Chief as China Opens Doors to $27 Trillion Payments Market

For the first time in history, the Chinese government and its central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened its $27 trillion payment market to the world. Foreign firms are now allowed to apply for licenses to operate within China, competing against local service providers. Freedom For Foreign Firms In China, homegrown companies … Read more

South Korea’s Kakao to Integrate Cryptocurrency For 12,000 Merchants & Millions Users

Asia Business, an influential finance-focused media outlet in South Korea, has reported that Kakao, one of the two largest internet companies that operate KakaoTalk, KakaoPay, KakaoStory, KakaoTaxi, and a subsidiary company which runs major cryptocurrency exchange UpBit, will integrate cryptocurrency within 2018. Importance of Kakao An exclusive coverage released by Asia Business revealed that Kakao’s … Read more

South Korea’s Largest Messaging App Plans Blockchain Unit with ICO Launch

Kakao Corp, operator South Korea’s largest messaging platform KakaoTalk, is set establish a subsidiary focused on blockchain technology coinciding with the launch of Kakao’s own ICO. Tentatively dubbed ‘Kakao Blockchain’, the new subsidiary will focus on developing blockchain solutions although it is unclear what the business plan is or where the company’s focus would lie. … Read more

Why do South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Only List a Few Tokens?

Many investors, especially traders outside of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange market, remain curious as to why local cryptocurrency exchanges like Bithumb and Korbit only list a few cryptocurrencies at a time. Low Supply Bithumb, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange which generated more than $300 million in profits from fees in 2017, has only 12 … Read more