While on trip to China for economic talks, South Korea’s Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon spoke positively about the potential for Blockchain, saying that “Blockchain technology can disrupt and revolutionize the world,” according to the South Korean-based Yonhap News Agency.
During a meeting with Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, Yeon also spoke of a need for more cooperation with China on Blockchain technology.
“Blockchain technology is an important technological breakthrough to fuel the fourth industrial revolution and as such, the ministry will take a cautious approach in regulating the cryptocurrency market. For negative use cases of cryptocurrencies, the ministry will impose strict regulations.”
“For open-source blockchain networks, cryptocurrencies are necessary as incentives for individuals to participate in the network.”
Yeon’s positive comments about Blockchain and cryptocurrencies come after a period of harsher restrictions on crypto investing and exchanges in South Korea, with the country’s ban on anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies and a false scare of an overall crypto ban making the markets dip.