South Korea's Hanwha Leads $300M Round in Grab's Financial Services Arm Southeast Asian ride-hailing and food delivery giant Grab said on Thursday it has raised more than $300 million from investors led by South Korea’s Hanwha Asset Management Co. Ltd for its fast-growing financial services business.
South Korea's Carelabs acquires online beauty and wellness concierge startup Eunogo Carelabs, a South Korea-based digital beauty and healthcare company, has acquired 53 per cent of Eunogo, a local online beauty and wellness concierge startup with offices in Singapore and Indonesia, for an undisclosed amount.
Chinese Crypto Exchange BTCC Plans South Korean Launch In November China’s first Bitcoin (BTC) exchange BTCC, formerly known as BTC China, is set to launch trading services in South Korea, Korean business outlet The Investor reported yesterday, October 16. According to the BTCC website, the Korean service — headed by Lee Jae-beom — will span a trading platform, wallet service, mining pool, and a service to enable consumer payments.
Alipay Launched the World's First Paperless Tax Refund Service in South Korea Alipay, in cooperation with tax refund agency Global Tax Free, launched the world's first paperless mobile Tax refund service in South Korea. South Korea's new tax refund service enables Chinese tourists to apply for tax rebates on mobile apps, without being bothered by the city and airport tax refund counters.
Tencent Will Become the Second Largest Shareholder of Bluehole Tencent agreed to buy about 8.5% share of the Bluehole, a developer of a famous online game Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Each share is worth 650,000 WON, for a total acquisition worth about 500 billion WON. Tencent will sign the agreement on 10, August. After the complement of the acquisition, Tencent will hold a 10 percent stake in Bluehole.
Hong Kong Shared Bicycles Ketch Were Acquired by Korean Blockchain Company JNU Recently, Hong Kong shared bicycle Ketch’up Bike was acquired by Korean blockchain company JNU. In the future, Cycling users will be rewarded with Cyclean tokens, which can be used to rent electric cars, buy mobile games or environmentally friendly items.