Korean Web Giant Kakao Announced Own Blockchain Platform

The new product will be open to the public and should become the basis on which developers can create their applications
27 March 2018   773

One of the largest Internet companies in South Korea Kakao has officially announced the creation of a subsidiary named Ground X, specializing in blockchain technologies, reports Yonhap.

During the press conference, the representatives of the operator of the popular in South Korea messenger KakaoTalk told about the launch of a new unit, which will develop its own blockchain-platform. The new product will be open to the public and should become the basis on which developers can create their applications. The release of the new site should take place during the year.

It is also planned that Ground X will integrate all future blockchain services with existing services of Kakao, said the company's CEO Joe Su-yong and Yeo Ming-su.

Now at Kakao 3.0, we will continue to explore our growth potential by seamlessly integrating services among Kakao companies and actively building presence in the global market. 

Joh Su-yong 

Co-CEO, Kakao

At the same time, according to ZDNet, Su-yong denied the earlier rumors about the release of Kakao Coin cryptocurrency and ICO outside of South Korea, where such campaigns are outlawed.

Diffusion 2019 to Gather Crypto Hackers in Berlin

World most interesting tokenised protocol teams joined forces to create one of the biggest devconf in the world
20 September 2019   166

19th-20th October 2019, Berlin, one of the IT capitals of the world, will gather representatives of blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data industries across the globe. 350 developers are going to test their skills, by hacking with 25m+ lines of open source code. Thousand of prizes awaits the winners.

This two-day event will focus on the practical application of open-source distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, machine learning and programmable tokens, to create a new data layer.


Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The conference will last for two days and is focused on the practical usage of open-source blockchain technology, machine learning, programmable tokens and smart contracts with a goal to create a new data layer. 

If you are not a skilled programmer, you will find what to do, Join panels, chats, workshops. Discuss the latest topics, such as token economics, blockchain for enterprise, AI, deep learning and more. Whether you are a dev, work in IT or tech industry, geek or just interested all that new - this is a place for you. You will be able to discuss things and share knowledge with lead developers, professors, start-upers and CEOs.

Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The event will take place at the Factory Berlin.

Hype.Codes team is happy to report that our journalist is going to the Diffusion 2019 too! Anton will provide you, our dear readers, with the freshest news and announces straight from the Factory.

Also, check out the latest conference's partnership with ETHBerlin.

And now the most interesting thing. You will be able to to take part in a hackathon for free!

Apply for free place at Hackaton now!

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