Blocko Blockchain Technology Fuels Korea Exchange With KRX Startup Market Exchange

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The Korea Stock Exchange has launched its KSM (Korea Startup Market) service that provides a marketplace where the equity shares of startup companies can be traded in the open market. Blocko Inc., a Blockchain startup in Korea, participated in the project and implemented its Blockchain technology for document and identity authentication. The KSM service has applied this technology by using Coinstack, Blocko’s proprietary Blockchain-based development platform.

Blocko has secured the highest number of client references within Korea by providing its Coinstack platform to Korea’s JB Bank, Lottecard, KISA, Paygate and others. Blocko raised a series A round funding of $1.3 million from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation in July 2016.

Won-Beom Kim, Blocko Inc. CEO, said:

“This is the first example of commercialization in which Blockchain is applied to the Korean over-the-counter stock market.” He added, “We are striving to advance our product by partnering with Samsung SDS, CISCO and others to apply Blockchain to a wide range of industries in the future, beyond existing uses such as bonds, promissory notes and points within the financial sector.”

Coinstack is serviced in two ways, Cloud and On-premise, and supports all types of applications and protocols available via the Bitcoin Blockchain. Furthermore, Coinstack is a development platform that supports both Blockchain-based contracts and Ethereum-based smart contracts, enabling companies to easily apply Blockchain-based functions to its services.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including Humaniq.co where hs is interim CMO, DECENT.ch, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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