KOREA BLOCKCHAIN WEEK, SEOUL — BitGo, a crypto custodian based in California, has signed a strategic business agreement with South Korean commercial bank Hana Bank, BitGo said at Korea Blockchain Week on Tuesday.
The announcement comes three weeks after BitGo raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.75 billion.
BitGo also plans to open an office in Korea in the second half of next year after preparing necessary licenses to abide by local regulations.
Neither BitGo or Hana Bank immediately responded to CoinDesk's request for comment.
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