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.
Guilty verdicts handed down in S.Korea’s biggest crypto scam
Seven executives of scam crypto exchange V Global were found guilty on Friday and sentenced to jail time — but it might not be enough to console victims.
South Korea wants to be the physical home of the metaverse
The tech-savvy nation is deemed a prime environment to grow the metaverse. What comes next, and will some be left out by a digital divide?
Crypto investors are being wooed in South Korea’s tight presidential election
The top contenders jockey for position on initial coin offerings and other blockchain-based innovations. How did crypto become a critical factor in the race?
Fusang receives green light for US$10M equity-token IPO
Malaysian exchange will offer equity tokens representing direct shares on the blockchain, claiming it will be the world’s first fully regulated equity-token IPO.
NFTs may be the next killer app for video games, but some traditional players object
Developers adopt NFT technology to promote staple video game franchises, but reaction from a number of gamers has been negative.
LG to follow Samsung adding NFT features to flagship TVs
The ability to display, buy and even mint NFTs is seeping into mainstream products from South Korea’s largest corporations.
Crypto is presidential election campaign issue for South Korea
In South Korea, a new presidential administration will be chosen in March. Here’s where the four major candidates stand on Korea’s booming virtual asset space.
Bitcoin sent by mistake, recipient will not be punished for keeping it: South Korea ruling
An investor who received $1.25M in Bitcoin by accident will not be criminally penalized, raising questions on the legal status of cryptocurrencies.
Game company Nexon America now accepts crypto for in-game payments
Asia’s gaming giant Nexon’s US subsidiary supports cryptocurrencies for players in buying items inside its popular online games.
In Hong Kong, a look at how the blockchain revolution in gaming continues
Gamers and developers gather at the annual Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum to discuss how video games may evolve in the future.
Bitcoin crash drags down South Korean NFT game stocks
South Korean game shares fell sharply, just a few weeks after announcements of new NFT metaverse ventures sent the shares up.
South Korean regulator jumps to a crypto exchange
Experts expect more disruption as the crypto industry matures and a younger generation places different values on status and job security.
Japan’s central bank is urged to speed up its digital yen project
With economic security as a top priority, the Kishida administration anticipates the release of competing CBDCs.
K-pop agency Cube bets big on NFT and metaverse
The impresario behind superstars BTOB and (G)I-DLE tells Forkast.News there’s ‘no upper limit’ to how much Cube will invest in NFTs and a metaverse for concerts.
Crypto tax delay is a chance for South Korea to fix loopholes, experts say
Now that South Korea’s crypto tax is delayed a year, what will the final form look like? Should crypto gains be taxed like stock profits — or winning the lottery?
South Korea and Japan grapple with how to define, and tax, cryptocurrency gains
South Korea reaches a tentative agreement to delay a pending tax on virtual assets. Crypto investors in next-door Japan already face taxation up to 55%.