Blockchain Today is a blockchain, tech and cryptocurrency media and news channel in Korea. Despite the Korean Government being quite averse to crypto trading and ICOs, the people of Korea seem to have a great appetite for this new technology and the crypto space.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Sanjay Kumar, Content Editor at Blockchain Today, who told us the story behind the channel.
“In the recent months we all have witnessed a lot of damage in terms of the perception of Blockchain and Crypto. Thus, a responsible as well as appropriate media outreach is definitely a need of the hour.”
Please tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Sanjay Kumar. I am a Ph.D. in Korean studies. I have profound interest in the 4th Industrial Revolution and Blockchain contents. This is why I am associated with Blockchain Today as a Content Editor.
Blockchain Today was started in July 2018 however; its core team members including the Chief Editor and the Publisher were running Blockchain Times from February 2018.
We are a Blockchain media based in Seoul. We offer online daily news and offline monthly magazine and reach out a large audience in Korea including the suburbs and the countryside. Our magazine (paper) is offered in Korean, English and Chinese language and we have currently collaborated to publish from Hong-Kong and China.
Our top 5 news sources are:
- Direct interaction with the Industry experts and investors
- Cover stories of the events
- Multilingual research
- Secondary sources
What are the perceptions of Blockchain technology in Korea?
There is too ample willingness among Koreans about Blockchain technology. Several organizations and business conglomerates are waiting for the finalization of government regulations regarding the trade of crypto. Since there are many investors in Korea, including the very young population, the government is still examining the positives and negatives aspects of it. However, it is expected that there would be enormous funds for Blockchain technology research in the upcoming months if the government regulates and completely legalize or reach up to any conclusion.
Many big corporate houses, banks and startups are involved in innovative research and marketing strategies. Digital assets like mining machine and wallet card are shining examples.
What are your predictions with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology?
Blockchain technology must come up with new digital products like Crypto in the past. Due to the recent downfall of cryptocurrency prices and losses faced by numerous investors, the perception about Crypto is adverse among common masses. However, based on recent researches, investments and global cooperation, we believe that in the first half of 2019, the Blockhcain market will revive and new arenas will open for all digital users.
Blockchain is a new field to all of us, but the concepts of decentralisation, smart contracts and big data is a roadway to a new world of convenience, and this dogma is required to be propagated through authentic medium.
In the recent months we all have witnessed a lot of damage in terms of the perception of Blockchain and Crypto. Thus, a responsible as well as appropriate media outreach is definitely a need of the hour.
As a media channel, we agree that crypto and blockchain enthusiasts need a trustworthy source of news and information. We too at CryptoTechNews will continue to deliver you the latest industry updates, key insights and some of the stories behind the news.
Thanks for your time and insights today, Sanjay.
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