Korean Government Plans Easing of Fintech and IoT Regulations To Encourage Growth
2014 12월 16

Internet of Things

As reported by Business Korea, the  Korean government recently announced that it plans to relax regulations on new innovation-driven industries, including as financial technology (fintech) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

This is a positive regulatory signal for local startups in these industries that have struggled against regulation. It also bodes well for the new startup accelerator in Seongdo, that will run its first hardware / IoT / Smart home program in 2015.

At a policy discussion meeting, The Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Yoon JongRok said that Internet business regulations should be minimized for the industry to build a dynamic ecosystem for further growth. “We plan to reduce the regulations on e-commerce, Internet finance, and IoT in this context,” he remarked.

Read more about Sparklabs' new accelerator, which aims to open its doors in mid 2015

We will keep you appraised of future developments in this space.

Edited from original article on Business Korea

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