Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services
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Chat app Line to raise $1.33BN via convertible bonds to double down on financial services

Move over stickers and games: Japanese messaging app firm Line has announced it’s raising around 148.1 billion yen ($1.33BN) through convertible bonds to fund aggressive expansion…

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Making way for new levels of American innovation
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Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in…

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The Real Reason South Korea Is Warming Up To Cryptocurrencies
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The Real Reason South Korea Is Warming Up To Cryptocurrencies

Since January of this year, South Korea has been making headlines for taking drastic measures in the cryptocurrency industry. The country was the first to…

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Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia
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Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

One of the fascinating things about watching an emerging startup ecosystem is that it isn’t just companies that are scaling, the very VC firms that…

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Human Rights Agenda In South Korea Takes Backseat To U.S.-North Korean Peace Talks
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Human Rights Agenda In South Korea Takes Backseat To U.S.-North Korean Peace Talks

South Korean human rights groups worry that peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea could be undercutting humanitarian agendas and forcing them to lose…

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Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack
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Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack

Just weeks after Korean crypto exchange Coinrail lost $40 million through an alleged hack, another in the crypto-mad country — Bithumb — has claimed hackers…

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US, South Korea Suspend Summer War Games Amid Dialogue With North Korea
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US, South Korea Suspend Summer War Games Amid Dialogue With North Korea

The U.S. and South Korea have decided to cancel the war games initially scheduled for late summer, the Pentagon and South Korean defense ministry revealed….

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Toss, Korea’s top payment app, raises $40M from Sequoia China and Singapore’s GIC
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Toss, Korea’s top payment app, raises $40M from Sequoia China and Singapore’s GIC

The largest payment app in South Korea, Toss, has pulled in $40 million in fresh investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Sequoia China….

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Trump Catches Everyone Off Guard With Sudden Decision To Stop War Games In Korea
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Trump Catches Everyone Off Guard With Sudden Decision To Stop War Games In Korea

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will stop war games on the Korean Peninsula, following his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim…

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Korean crypto exchange Coinrail loses over $40M in tokens following a hack
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Korean crypto exchange Coinrail loses over $40M in tokens following a hack

Another day, another crypto hack. This time it’s Korea, the crypto-mad Asian country, where an exchange called Coinrail lost more than $40 million in altcoins,…

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Pompeo Cautiously Optimistic About June 12 Summit
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Pompeo Cautiously Optimistic About June 12 Summit

While warning that much hard work remains, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed cautious optimism Thursday about the prospects of a historic summit between President…

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Heat-Not-Burn Popularity Is Helping Millions Of Overseas Smokers Ditch Cigarettes
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Heat-Not-Burn Popularity Is Helping Millions Of Overseas Smokers Ditch Cigarettes

The popularity of harm reduction technologies like the heat-not-burn IQOS device from Philip Morris International (PMI) is causing millions of smokers to ditch cigarettes in…

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US Officials Cross Into North Korea For Summit Preparations
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US Officials Cross Into North Korea For Summit Preparations

U.S. officials reportedly traveled to North Korea Sunday to prepare for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un….

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North, South Korean Leaders Hold Surprise Meeting At The Border
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North, South Korean Leaders Hold Surprise Meeting At The Border

World   South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Kim leaves after a farewell ceremony at the…

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Trump Withdraws From North Korea Summit
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Trump Withdraws From North Korea Summit

President Donald Trump announced in a letter Thursday that he would be withdrawing from the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un….

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North Korean Soldier Defects To South Korea With Korean Relations On The Rocks: Report
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North Korean Soldier Defects To South Korea With Korean Relations On The Rocks: Report

Two North Koreans, including one soldier, defected to South Korea Saturday by way of the Yellow Sea, according to South Korean media. The South Korean…

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Fewer Think of North Korea as Enemy, Poll Shows
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Fewer Think of North Korea as Enemy, Poll Shows

It’s amazing how far a few small rhetorical gestures can go. A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday suggests 45 percent of American voters view North…

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De-Nuking Will Get Security Promises, Prosperity, Pompeo Tells Kim
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De-Nuking Will Get Security Promises, Prosperity, Pompeo Tells Kim

If North Korean leader Kim Jong-un cooperates with President Donald Trump’s demands for denuclearization, then the U.S. will “provide security assurances” stipulating that Kim may…

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