Korea's Jeju Island May Become ICO Hub

Governore belives that blockhain can help South Korea
14 August 2018   1230

The governor of the South Korean province of Jeju Won Hee-ryong plans to make his island the center of the blockсрфшт industry. Despite the tough position of the state in relation to crypto-currencies, Jeju Island can be allocated to a special zone for ICO and cryptocurrency. This is reported by Korea JoongAng Daily.

Governor Won announced the proposal at a meeting with the South Korean government. The event, among others, was visited by the country's finance minister Kim Don Yong.

Blockchain can cut costs, provide stable transactions and essentially has the potential to become a game changer that could alter the ecosystem of the internet platform industry. For Korea to become a leader rather than a consumer of this new global industry, we need to quickly allow [the operation of] blockchain and cryptocurrency [firms].
 

Won Hee-ryong

Governor, Jeju

According to the plan of the governor Won, the blockchain start-ups in Jeju can easily conduct the initial offers of coins (ICO) and collect the necessary funds.

Also, the authorities of the Jeju province propose to create a special structure together with representatives of the state and experts in the crypto-currency area, which will deal with issues of state support for the block industry. There's no news on the mining regulation in Jeju.

Last fall, the South Korean authorities have banned the conduct of ICO, as well as all types of lending in digital currencies, including margin trading.

New Antminer S9SE to be Sold Out in Few Hours

Price of updated device is is $ 351, hashrate - 16 TH\s and power efficiencey is 80 J\TH
19 June 2019   86

The Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain introduced a budget device for Bitcoin mining Antminer S9SE. New ASIC miners were sold out in few hours.

Antminer S9SE is more efficient than previous models of this line. It's hashrate is 16 TH/s and power efficiency is 80 J/TH. For example, for S9k, the hash rate is 13.5TH/s, for S9j - 14.5TH/s.

The company's website indicates that the price of the updated S9 is $ 351. The first batch was presented yesterday, June 18, but in a matter of hours sold out. The next delivery of devices is scheduled for July 21-31.

In early April, Bitmain introduced the high-performance Antminer 17 Series based on 7-nm chips.