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Developed Countries Have Little Need for CBDCs, Says Bank of Korea Official
The Bank of Korea has again poured cold water on the idea of adopting a central bank digital currency, according to remarks made by an official of the central bank.
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Japanese Merchant Bank Signs Deal to Tokenize Estonian Properties
MBK, a Tokyo-based and Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed merchant bank, has signed a deal for the tokenization of property in Estonia.
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Korean Government to Back Blockchain Startups With $9 Million Fund in 2020
The Korea Internet Security Agency will be supporting blockchain-related projects in 2020 with about $9.0 million in funding.
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Huobi Japan Raises $4.6 Million From Tokyo-Listed Financial Services Firm
Huobi Japan has received $4.6 million in investment from a Tokyo-listed company involved in real estate and financial services.
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Major Korean Banks Back Bitcoin Startup Coinplug's $6.4 Million Round
South Korean bitcoin exchange and wallet startup Coinplug has raised $6.4 million from venture arms of major local financial institutions. 
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SoftBank to Develop Cross-Carrier Blockchain Payments With IBM Tech
SoftBank is working with IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain tech to enable smartphone users to make local payments when traveling abroad.
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Binance Joins Governance Council of Kakao's Klaytn Blockchain
Binance has joined the governance council of Kakao's Klaytn blockchain network as the project scrambles for partners and use cases.
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Japan's Third Largest Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test
The third largest bank by assets in Japan, is set to begin utilizing R3's Marco Polo trade finance blockchain on a commercial basis by the end of 2019.
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Major Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative
Institutions including the Shinhan and NH Nonghyup banks have joined a blockchain identity initiative aimed to securely share personal data.
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Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency
Mitsubishi Research Institute and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan.
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