Korea

Korea Approves 9 Companies into its Fintech Sandbox

As part of its overarching grand plan to boost fintech in Korea, the Financial Services Commission of Korea announced the first batch of financial services providers into its financial regulatory sandbox. Among 19 applications shortlisted for priority review, 9 firms

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Top 10 Hottest Fintech Startups in South Korea

Though relatively small when compared with the likes of China and Singapore, South Korea’s fintech industry has witnessed significant growth in the past years with now some 400 fintech companies present in the country. The ecosystem’s rapid development has been

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5 Things South Korea’s Regulator is Doing to Advance Fintech

2019 promises to be an exciting year for fintech in South Korea as the country’s financial regulator pushes for fintech innovation by taking on a series of ambitious initiatives. It is already home to some promising fintech startups and vibrant

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Top 10 Fintechs in South Korea

South Korea’s fintech industry remains small compared to the likes of China or Singapore but the sector is expected to grow significantly in the years to come supported by the government’s commitment to boost development and establish a favorable environment

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Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea

In the past years, Asia Pacific has seen strong growth in its fintech ecosystem, rapidly catching up with the US and Europe. In Japan, Tokyo has witnessed the development of a vibrant fintech network and regulators have recently launched fintech-friendly

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Top 5 Fintech Startups to Watch in Korea in 2019

South Korea is well-known as one of the most wired countries in the world with good education and a top global economy. First, a quick look at why Korean fintech startups have blossomed and then five startups to watch in

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3 Reasons Why Korea is Shaping up to Be A Blockchain Hub

When talking to South Koreans, the word “blockchain” has become a household buzzword. Most people have heard of it via the mainstream local media, especially when there was a massive fervor around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies towards the end of 2017.

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Where to Buy Cryptocurrencies in South Korea

While the global cryptocurrency fervor has abated throughout the course of 2018 following bitcoin’s parabolic rise in the year prior, investors in South Korea into continue to trade cryptocurrencies via large cryptocurrency exchange gateways. In South Korea, there are a

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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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