South Korean cryptocurrency operator to invest $93 million in blockchain technology

Dunamu reveals plans to spread investment over three years

South Korean Upbit cryptocurrency exchange operator Dunamu is set to invest 100 billion won ($93 million) in blockchain tech over the next three years.

The firm said it is investing in blockchain tech start-ups, as well as firms specialising in data analytics and management, artificial intelligence and financial technology.

To this end, it plans to set up a venture capital subsidiary named Dunamu & Partners headed up by its chief investment officer Lee Kang-jun to lead its M&A activity.

Chain funding

Dunamu has already started investing in blockchain technology. In February it teamed up with Kakao Ventures to invest in Kodebox, which is set to launch a mobile game based on the Ethereum blockchain in the next few months.

“There is high interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain in Korea. And now is a pivotal opportunity for Korea to become the global mecca of blockchain-based technologies,” said Dunamu CEO Song Chi-hyung.

“Through this investment, we hope to become a foothold for youths who are interested in blockchain technologies to establish and run their own start-ups.”

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