An Island In Korea Is Planning To Become An ICO Hub

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An Island In Korea Is Planning To Become An ICO Hub

Post by howlermunkey » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:22 am

Blockchain startups may soon have a green land in Korea to conduct ICOs after recent reports revealed that the Jeju Island government has a plan to allow crypto projects to flourish in the self-governing province.

According to a local news source, Won Hee-ryong, governor of Jeju Island revealed the plans in a meeting with the central government official and lawmakers which included the country’s finance minister.

Even though cryptocurrencies are not in the good books of government authorities in the country, Woo’s request is to designate the island as an exclusive zone for blockchain and cryptocurrency projects so that the “nation can become a leader rather than a consumer in the new global industry.”

The governor spoke extensively on the benefits of blockchain technology at the official meeting and proposed that “entrepreneurs looking to innovate should be allowed to raise funds through cryptocurrency.”

Won Hee-ryong’s proposal is likely to be given due consideration because the Jeju island is a self governing province in South Korea. The region enjoys relative autonomy as part of plans by the central government to promote tourism and economic development. ... n-ico-hub/

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