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Japan’s Most Popular Chat App Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange

The operator of Japan’s most popular chat app with approximately 168 million monthly users has announced its plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. Line Corporation has already begun the registration process as a crypto exchange with the country’s...

Despite Regulations, One South Korean Crypto Exchange Rises to the Global Top

Amid regulatory uncertainty, South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has grown rapidly, offering 121 cryptocurrencies and over 200 trading pairs. Backed by Kakao Corp, the platform is now the largest crypto exchange by volume globally. Also read: South Korea Urges...

Japan’s Most Popular Chat App In Talks to Integrate Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s most popular chat app, with 168 million active monthly users, Line, could soon integrate cryptocurrencies. The company is reportedly in talks with a number of companies to integrate cryptocurrencies into its mobile payment service, Line Pay. Also...

Korean Crypto Exchanges Go on Hiring Spree, Stealing Workers From Banks

Major South Korean exchanges are on a hiring spree. The demand for cryptocurrencies and the government’s mandate for stronger security systems are driving the need for additional manpower at crypto exchanges. Their attractive employment benefits and flexible work environment...

Koreans Deposited 64 Times More Fiat Into Crypto Exchanges in 2017

The South Korean government has for the first time obtained data of the total amount of fiat deposits made at cryptocurrency exchanges. At the end of last year, the amount of deposits was 64 times higher than in...

South Korean Exchanges Revise Policies to Comply with Crypto Regulation

South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchanges have implemented changes to comply with the government’s mandates announced last week. In addition to restricting certain customers from trading cryptocurrencies, the exchanges have stopped issuing new virtual accounts in accordance with the regulators’...