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Juwon Park
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South Korea's Cryptocurrency Craze Spawns Side Industries

South Korea’s cryptocurrency mania is spreading to a host of other industries, as publishers, educational institutions and media rush to make real cash from the craze for virtual cash.   Hagwons, South Korea’s ubiquitous private tutoring centers offering courses ranging from math to mushroom cultivation, now offer cryptocurrency as

Juwon Park
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I Am a 24-Year Old South Korean and My Hopes Are in Cryptocurrency

“Do you know how to buy bitcoins from exchanges abroad?” asked my cousin on KakaoTalk, South Korea’s popular messenger app. When I told him he might need an overseas bank account, he asked, “Do you also invest in bitcoins?” I told him about my very first financial investment made

Raphael Rashid
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Bitcoin Plunges, and South Koreans Ask: How Cold is the Han River?

A quick search on South Korean portal website Daum for “temperature of the Han River” suggests another search phrase: “Bitcoin Han River.” A similar search on rival site Naver comes up with recommendations including “Bitcoin price fluctuation.” But talking about water temperatures of Seoul’s main river has slightly more

Se-Woong Koo
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End of Itaewon As We Know Nears

Rendering of Hannam Newtown District 3 as it would look after redevelopment (courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government) Itaewon in central Seoul is one of South Korea’s most diverse and interesting neighborhoods. American soldiers from the nearby military base are a fixture. Diplomats from around the world are stationed at