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Danny Park

Danny is a journalist at Forkast.News. Originally from South Korea, Danny has produced content for media companies in Korea, Hong Kong and China. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Business Marketing from the University of Hong Kong.

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May 2022

Do Kwon’s wife seeks police protection

The wife of the CEO of Terraform Labs sought protection after an unidentified individual visited their home in South Korea, local police told Forkast.

Hong Kong retail, art hub rolls out the carpet for NFTs. What would Bruce Lee think?

Hong Kong’s K11 retail and art complex is host to three events to showcase the new, wild and expensive world of non-fungible tokens as (debatable) art.

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No hard fork, governance vote in Kwon’s updated Terra revival proposal

S.Korean lawmaker proposes summoning Do Kwon to the National Assembly

UST, LUNA mess hits S.Korean P2E tokens; stocks bleed red

South Korean authorities cite LUNA debacle to call for speedier crypto oversight

S.Korean president’s plan to raise crypto tax threshold hits road bump

South Korea hopes to institutionalize crypto by 2024

Bitcoin kimchi premium spikes to 2022 high before dropping to 3%

President-elect’s crypto plans disappoint S.Korean fintech groups

S.Korea’s incoming administration pushes to end ICO drought

S.Korean KakaoBank considers crypto exchange partnerships

S.Korea finance minister nominee wants to delay crypto tax for two years

Square Enix sells Tomb Raider and other titles, raising cash for blockchain ventures

May 2022

Be kind, rewind! South Korea’s Cyworld is back in Web 3.0 avatar

Time to dust off your Dotori. The social media platform that once reigned in South Korea is trying to make a grand comeback with in-game crypto, NFTs and the metaverse.

Bitcoin ATMs face existential threat in Hong Kong

Authorities in Hong Kong moving to block retail investors from accessing non-derivative crypto products could undermine the presence of Bitcoin ATMs in the city with the most crypto ATMs in Asia.

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Square Enix sells Tomb Raider and other titles, raising cash for blockchain ventures

South Korean crypto CEO, soldier, sold military secrets to North Korea for Bitcoin

South Korean police arrest man behind NFT sale of cat-like character CatSle

US charges two Europeans with helping N.Korea evade sanctions with crypto

Zombie Zoo Keeper, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen maker team up for PikoZoo NFT

S.Korean music sharing platform to use NFTs for copyright protection

Cryptocurrency investors in South Korea catch a break on ‘Travel Rule’

Pudgy Penguins’ NFT sales surge 500% on mystery map

South Korea approves fifth cash-to-crypto exchange

Experts cut Bitcoin’s 2022 price outlook to slightly less bullish: report

Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban-backed startup sells autographs as NFTs

Robinhood to acquire UK crypto app Ziglu in Europe expansion

S.Korea eyes restraints on crypto unicorn Dunamu over monopoly concerns

Hyundai Motor drives into metaverse branding with Meta Kongz NFT project

North Korea behind Ronin hack: US

Stablecoins gain amid stormy crypto market in Q1: CoinGecko

Japan’s messenger app LINE launches NFT marketplace

Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith gets 63 months in prison

T Scientific to acquire 60% of S.Korean crypto exchange Hanbitco for $19.5 mln

South Korea’s ‘crypto friendly’ president seeks STO, IEO oversight

First S.Korean bank issues crypto accounts for corporations

Sky Mavis raises $150 mln to offset Ronin hack, Axie NFT sales surge more than 350%

South Korea’s Kakao to buy into Japanese crypto exchange

Ronin hack proceeds seen headed to Tornado Cash

New owner gives Pudgy Penguins NFTs happy feet

South Korean banks seek green light on crypto

April 2022

DeFi, NFT access at stake as FATF travel rule takes effect in South Korea

Flexibility allowed in new rule requiring crypto companies to comply with anti-money laundering guidelines leads to some confusion.

A crypto bull wins the presidency: What it means for South Korea

ICOs, revamped taxation, and investor protection reverse a past crypto reluctance under the incoming administration.

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South Korean banks seek green light on crypto

S.Korea tosses travel rule private wallet compliance to exchanges

South Korea’s second-largest conglomerate to issue own cryptocurrency

Plant a tree in metaverse, and S.Korea will plant two in fire-damaged forest

S. Korean exchanges set stage for Friday’s travel rule arrival

Shinhan Card sends all employees to metaverse training camp

Jack Dorsey’s Block funds Japanese fintech company Kyash in $41M round

S.Korean crypto industry calls for local language white papers

Terra founder bets millions on LUNA’s annual growth

LG first in S.Korea cosmetics industry to digitize beauty brand with NFTs

Ripple proposes S. Korea distinguish between cryptocurrencies for regulatory clarity

20,000 line up for S.Korean convenience store’s NFTs on White Day

Tomorrowland wants to bring music to Web 3.0 with FTX Europe

ICON surges 60% as South Korea elects new president

S.Korean presidential hopefuls campaign to avatars in the metaverse

SCMP remakes Hong Kong’s Star Ferry Pier on the metaverse

S.Korean presidential candidate issues over 22,000 NFTs

Four more South Korean crypto exchanges block Russian IPs

S.Korean crypto exchange freezes around 20 Russian accounts

Over half of S.Korea crypto traders are in their 30s and 40s

Ukrainian Bitcoin ATM producer eyes Asia expansion

March 2022

South Korea struggles to prevent sexual harassment of minors in the metaverse

While the government cultivates the booming metaverse industry, experts say laws fail to protect youth from abuse within virtual and digital realms.

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Ukrainian Bitcoin ATM producer eyes Asia expansion

South Korea places $185M bet on the metaverse

South Korean crypto businesses scramble to meet FATF travel rule

NFT credit card in the works for top S. Korean crypto exchange

South Korea sees new metaverse ETF while forerunners lag in profit

South Korea’s largest financial group mulls crypto ETFs