Korea

Top 5 Upcoming Fintech Blockchain Conferences in Korea

From Singapore to Korea, the Republic of Korea continues to make moves at becoming a hub in the digital finance and fintech blockchain space. Thus, it is no wonder that a plethora of Fintech start-ups emerges month after month. It

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Kakao’s Ground X Unveils Its Blockchain Platform Klaytn

Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary Kakao, often likened to the Korean version of WeChat; has announced the launch of the Testnet version of Klaytn. This move follows the trend of messaging apps going into blockchain with companies like Line launching it’s

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North Korea is Exploring Fintech and Blockchain

North Korea is exploring the possibility of introducing fintech services to its population with an initial focus on improved payments and mobile technology. Fintech has been growing rapidly around the world and yet there’s still no appreciable fintech services available

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Alipay Launches World’s First Paperless Tax Refund Service in South Korea

Alipay operated by Ant Financial Services Group, announced that it has partnered with Global Tax Free (“GTF”), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea. Alipay has consistently been at the

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Fintech In South Korea: Regulators Step In To Boost Innovation

South Korea’s financial regulator is planning to launch a regulatory sandbox to allow fintech startups to introduce new products and services without the need to comply with existing regulations. The move is intended to boost fintech development and came in

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SK Telecom, Hyundai Motor Company, Hanwha & Element AI Create US$45M Global AI Fund

Element AI, an artificial intelligence company that delivers groundbreaking AI solutions, today announced it has established a joint $45M fund with Korean conglomerates SK Telecom, Hyundai Motor Company, Hanwha. The new fund leverages each partner’s unique value and targets the

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The First ‘E-Residency Centre’ Will Open In South Korea

E-Residency is a digital identity issued by the Republic of Estonia that provides the freedom to run a global EU business entirely online. That provides a range of benefits to entrepreneurs around the world, but it also means that the

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10 Fast Growing FinTechs in South Korea

IDC Financial Insights has unveiled a list of 10 fast growing fintechs in South Korea, part of the broader FinTech 101 list for Asia/Pacific. “IDC’s FinTech Fast 101” refers to the fast-growing fintech players in Asia/Pacific based on extensive on-ground

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10 People You Need to Meet at Inside Fintech Conference & Expo 2017 in Seoul

Rising Media, Inc. and KINTEX have announced that 2,200+ professionals representing more than 600 companies and 32 countries are expected to attend the upcoming Fintech, Bitcoin and Blockchain event Inside Fintech Conference & Expo at the Korean International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) in Seoul,

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Top 10 Fintech Startups in South Korea

Fintech has become a hot topic in South Korea, fueled by the government’s ambition to position the country as a center for tech companies and a commitment of US$230 million to help foster startups, and driven by the financial services

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