There has been a lot of discussion about how cryptocurrencies and blockchain can transform the world’s economy — leaving paper money behind and going truly digital. Indeed, many crypto businesses are pursuing solutions which can eradicate inefficiencies in practically every industry, positively affecting the goods and services we use every day.

But away from the profit margins, is there any way that blockchain can be a force for good? Some not-for-profit organizations — as well as companies and individuals who want to give back to the community — have shown that there’s a promising future in which this technology can address some of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. Read more: https://goo.gl/BWoYmv

Throughout the past two months, investors in the local crypto market of South Korea have continuously expressed their optimism towards a drastic change in the regulatory landscape of crypto.

Since early February, the crypto market has endured the third-worst correction in its history, experiencing a 78 percent decline in price. Despite the bear market, the cryptocurrency industry of South Korea has seen significant progress pertaining to regulation and adoption.

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South Korea’s Jeju island is proposing a plan to become a blockchain haven wherein initial coin offerings (ICOs) would be allowed in the autonomous province despite the ongoing ban in the mainland.

According to a report by the JoongAng Daily on Monday, the governor of Jeju Island has formally proposed that the central government of South Korea designate the island as “a special zone for blockchain and cryptocurrency” in its interests to become a hub for the blockchain industry.

Jeju Island governor Won Hee-ryong notably made the proposal during a meeting with high-ranking government officials including Kim Dong-yeon – Korea’s finance minister and deputy prime minister for the economy as well as other policymakers last week. Read more: https://goo.gl/exJqVD