Leaders of South Korean Crypto Exchange Komid Jailed for Faking Volume: Local Media

Two leaders of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Komid were reportedly sentenced to serve jail time for faking exchange volumes. Two leaders of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Komid were reportedly sentenced to serve jail time for faking exchange volumes, Korean crypto media outlet blockinpress reports on Jan. 18. The exchange’s CEO, surnamed Choi, received a […]

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South Korean District to Implement Blockchain for Administrative Transparency

An administrative district in southwest Seoul plans to use a blockchain-based system for evaluating proposals. A district in the South Korean capital has announced it will apply blockchain to its proposal evaluation system, privately owned local news agency Newsis reports on Jan. 16 According to the article, South Korea’s Yeongdeungpo-gu — an administrative district in […]

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South Korea Government Approves Seven out of 21 Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Security Policy

Of a total of 21 exchanges, the majority still had notable problems meeting South Korean authorities’ 85 security criteria. Some of South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges have passed a government security audit, but the majority could be exposed to attacks, local tech news outlet ZDNet reported on Jan 10. Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit, in addition […]

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South Korea Regulators Indict Three Upbit Employees for Alleged Trade Volume Manipulation

Three figures at Upbit and owner Dunamu are under investigation after South Korea’s financial regulator complained to authorities. South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has denied accusations it had manipulated its order book after regulators indicted three of its staff, local English-language news outlet The Korea Times reported 21. Upbit, which is owned by developer […]

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Taiwan is Tightening Regulations on Crypto Exchanges, Possible Pressure From China?

Taiwan has implemented new AML regulations on crypto exchanges. Was it influenced by China? On November 2, Taiwan officially tightened anti-money laundering (AML) policies targeted at crypto exchanges, requesting exchanges to monitor and prevent any illegal transaction processed using digital assets. According to the newly drafted Money Laundering Control Act and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act […]

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Tezos Korea Foundation Partners With Yonsei University for Blockchain Development

The Tezos Korea Foundation has agreed to cooperate with a South Korean university on blockchain talents development. The South Korean branch of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University to collaboratively work on the development of blockchain talents, says a Tezos official press release published Nov. 21. The new […]

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South Korea: Messaging Giant Kakao to Attract Crypto Investments in Singapore

The blockchain technology platform Klaytn, the brainchild of Kakao subsidiary Ground X, has been established in Singapore to attract crypto investments. Kakao Corp, a major South Korean Internet conglomerate, has established a subsidiary of the company in Singapore to attract foreign investments with cryptocurrencies, Seoul-based media outlet News1 reported Nov. 21. According to the article, […]

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South Korean University, Radio Broadcast Group Promote Blockchain-Academia Relationship

South Korea’s Jeju Province is set to create a new blockchain ecosystem in the region to interlink industry-academia specialists. The Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA) and Jeju University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for blockchain-related industry and education in the Jeju area, Korean economic media outlet Seoul Economic Daily reports today, Nov. 16. […]

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