Posts From Startup Radar

Korean Startups Competing at Runway to RISE

Runway to RISE Seoul Pitch Competition will be hosted by 500v2 at Google’s Campus Seoul on June 14th. The Korean startups competing have been announced. This will be the first time RISE has come to Seoul. Runway to RISE travels to 8

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Seoul Mayor Pledges his Support for Blockchain Development

A lot will change for the Blockchain ecosystem in Korea after the elections on June 13th.  Depending on who gets elected or re-elected, there is a legit chance that ICOs will be back in Korea.  The public is behind the

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Will a Korean EOS Block Producer Make the Cut?

If you thought the U.S. elections were heated, wait until you see the battle between EOS Block Producer candidates in the coming weeks.  It is one of the hottest topics in the cryptocurrency space as the voting for the 21

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Top 10 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Koreans are more interested in cryptocurrencies than any other country. This is in spite of the Korean government banning ICOs in Korea as well as regulating cryptocurrency exchanges in Korea. Many Koreans are even banking on cryptocurrencies as their retirement

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RISE is Coming to Seoul

RISE will be coming to Seoul for the first time ever!  They have partnered with 500v2 the organizers of Startup Festival 2017 to bring Runway to RISE Seoul. Runway to RISE gives an opportunity to early-stage startups (those that have

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Vitalik Buterin Founder of Ethereum Arrives in Seoul

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum arrived in Seoul to emphasize the need for a more proactive stance on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation in Korea. This meeting was held a few days before Deconomy. The round-table conference was held by

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ICOs in Korea

Since starting Startup Radar, I have seen many bad projects in the ICO market.  Because ICOs are so new that currently it is not healthy. The tool itself is very innovative and can address the financial challenges faced by startups

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The 2018 Tokensky Blockchain Conference in Seoul

The 2018 Tokensky Blockchain conference in Seoul was a huge success.  It was held at the Grand Hilton Hotel Convention Center and brought together a large gathering of Blockchain/token companies. Startup Radar, as well as 500v2, were at the event for both

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Fintech Startups in Korea to Watch in 2018

South Korea is on the verge of a Fintech revolution and 2018 looks to be a very important year.  The issue will be in regards to the role cryptocurrencies will play in the financial sector.  The ongoing evolution of blockchain-based

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Bitcoin in South Korea

South Korea has the highest adoption of smartphones in the world with over 80% of young adults using smartphones. Add that to the high-speed internet connection and you have a tech ecosystem that is welcoming of the latest tech trends. 

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