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Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific – TechCrunch

Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific – TechCrunch Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as prepares to expand its business in Asia Pacific. We first profiled Gogoprint in …

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South Korea’s Largest Venture Firm Backs First Blockchain Startup

South Korea’s Largest Venture Firm Backs First Blockchain Startup Korea Investment Partners (KIP), the largest venture capital firm in South Korea, is investing in its first blockchain startup. Announced Tuesday, KIP is investing an undisclosed amount of money into Temco, a blockchain-based startup that aims to revolutionize supply chain management systems …

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LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers

LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers LG Uplus – a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the nation’s fourth largest conglomerate, LG Corporation – is launching a blockchain-based overseas payment service. Announced Sunday, the trial effort will see the company working with partners in Japan, Taiwan …

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Korea Taps Samsung’s Blockchain Tech to Fight Customs Fraud

Korea Taps Samsung’s Blockchain Tech to Fight Customs Fraud South Korea’s customs authority is looking to adopt Samsung’s blockchain tech as the backbone of a decentralized customs clearance system. Samsung SDS, the conglomerate’s IT arm, said on Friday that the Korea Customs Service has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) …

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Korean Financial Watchdogs Probing Blockchain Firms Over ICO Activity

Korean Financial Watchdogs Probing Blockchain Firms Over ICO Activity South Korean financial watchdogs are contacting domestic blockchain startups as part of an investigation into initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to an exclusive report from CoinDesk Korea, the probe is causing jitters among the firms over whether it could ultimately lead to some …

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South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A – TechCrunch

South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A – TechCrunch South Korean home cleaning service Miso wants to leave its competition in the dust after raising an $8 million Series A. Led by AddVenture, with participation from returning investors Y Combinator, FundersClub and Strong Ventures, and …

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Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services – TechCrunch

Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services – TechCrunch Move over stickers and games: Japanese messaging app firm Line has announced it’s raising around 148.1 billion yen ($1.33BN) through convertible bonds to fund aggressive expansion into the financial services business, Reuters reports.  Line …

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