S. Korean Capital to Launch Own Crypto

S-Coin will be used in city-funded social benefits programs
03 April 2018   158

Mayor of the capital of South Korea Park Won-soon announced plans to create a crypto currency called S-Coin, which will be used in urban social assistance programs. In addition, a special fund will be organized in Seoul to support the development of blockchain technologies and related start-ups, CoinDesk reports.

As Seoul is the world's leading city in the field of information and communications, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution, I think we should study new technologies such as blockchains. Blockchain can be applied to all bureaucratic administrations in Seoul, such as the public transport system system operated by Seoul City and the provision of youth allowance.

Park Won-soon

Mayor, Seoul

Won-soon also noted that S-Coin will be used as a method in urban social security programs for civil servants, young applicants and citizens who help the environment by saving energy, water and gas.

In order to make an S-Coin, we need to prepare institutional and legal support such as bylaws. I've met blockchain companies, and I think our companies are not seeing the light because of the various regulations. Actually, [the] technology is as advanced as any other country. By creating clusters that will allow blockchain companies to build up, and startups to develop new technologies, we are working to develop and spread blockchain technology around the world.

Park Won-soon

Mayor, Seoul

At the end of last year, the "daughter" of the South Korean electronic giant Samsung SDS announced the development of a blockchain-platform for the public sector of Seoul.

BOScoin sets up a meetup in Amsterdam

The first European BOScoin meetup will be held in Amsterdam on May 13 to introduce the platform to the public
21 April 2018   25

BOScoin is holding its first European meetup session on May 13 in Amsterdam. The venue is chosen to be at Berlage Meet and Workspace. During the meetup members of the team with CTO Yezune Choi and the community manager will be available to answer questions in order for BOScoin community to learn more about the project, and understand how it fits into the broader market. Mr. Choi will be presenting an overview of the BOScoin platform, and going into greater detail about the project's future plans, and technical aspects of the platform.

Among the topics to be covered there will be explanation of the technology and project's business strategy. Currently BOScoin has a working and functional blockchain network called tokenNet, which allows for the transfer of BOScoin from wallet to wallet.

The event starts at 13:30 local time.