A new report from Matrixport reveals there is a dominance of altcoins in South Korea currently. Matrixport's Head of Research and Strategy Markus Thielen breaks down which of these tokens are translating into success outside of Korea, citing Ripple's XRP and Aptos Labs' APT token.
PLUS: Western crypto innovators with great ideas are eyeing the East for tech-embracing governments and fresh opportunities. A West-East partnership may be crypto's model for the future, the co-founder of Taipei-based Woo Network, Jack Tan, writes.
ALSO: Five CoinDesk journalists offer their takeaways from Consensus 2023. They found an industry still filled with optimism but also realistic about the challenges ahead – most notably about the regulatory uncertainty.
ALSO: Writing about different sessions at Consensus 2023, CoinDesk columnist Daniel Kuhn considers the difficulty that the builders of decentralized finance (DeFi) and financial regulators are having in finding linguistic common ground.
ALSO: CoinDesk columnist David Morris writes that Taylor Swift's avoided the embarrassment of striking a business deal with embattled crypto exchange FTX by reportedly asking the type of common-sense questions that should be part of any business negotiation.