One of South Korea’s largest crypto exchanges by trading volume, Bithumb, announced its partnership with U.S. fintech company Seriesone on Oct. 31. Under the agreement, “Bithumb is investing in a Seriesone entity in South Korea to scale technical development and marketing,” Seriesone detailed, elaborating:
Bithumb and Seriesone will form a joint venture intended to create a new exchange in the United States that will offer a compliant marketplace to trade security tokens, subject to receipt of SEC, FINRA and other applicable regulatory approvals.
Bithumb was recently acquired by Singapore-based Bk Global Consortium led by a plastic surgeon. The group inked a deal with BTC Korea Holdings, Bithumb’s largest shareholder at the time with 75.99 percent interest, to buy a controlling stake in the exchange.
Seriesone recently appointed Kaine Kim, former deputy director of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission, as managing director of its South Korean operation and head of Asian operations.