根据一份官方新闻稿，韩国将投资5万亿韩元(约44亿美元)进行“创新增长（Growth Through Innovation）”计划。该战略将为8个试点项目提供资金，这些项目计划开发一个“平台经济”，包括一个用于大数据分析和交易的数字平台，以及一个氢燃料电池供应链。
今年7月，韩国还宣布成立金融创新局(the Financial Innovation Bureau 简称FIB)，这是金融服务委员会(the Financial Services Commission简称FSC)的一个政府机构，致力于研究加密货币、大数据和金融科技领域的政策。
South Korea is showing a greater interest towards the field of cryptocurrencies, budgeting upwards of one trillion won (around $880 million) for the fields of blockchain technology, AI, and the sharing economy.
SOUTH KOREA DOUBLES INVESTMENT IN BLOCKCHAIN
According to an official press release, South Korea will invest a total of 5 trillion won (around $4.4 billion) in its “Growth Through Innovation” plan. The strategy will fund a total of eight pilot projects, which plan to develop a “platform economy” comprised of a digital platform for big data analytics and transactions, as well as a hydrogen fuel cell supply chain.
South Korea plans to invest a total of between 9 and 10 trillion won in the initiative, recognizing the nationwide impact that it would have on other industries.
The official release also places an emphasis on blockchain-based technology as an important part of boosting the sharing economy:
The government will focus on promoting big data and AI, developing blockchain technology to ensure data management security and boosting the sharing economy.
The fields of big data, AI, and blockchain will receive a total funding upwards of 1 trillion won in 2019 — which is almost twice as much as what it received in 2018 (579.9 billion won).
SIGNS OF POSITIVITY
South Korea is clearly taking blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies seriously.
Apart from the massive investments which it intends to pour in the field, South Korea recently saw the opening of industry-specific research centers. These are designated to provide comprehensive analyses of the cryptocurrency market conditions within the country and abroad.
In July, the country also announced the creation of the Financial Innovation Bureau (FIB) – a governmental structure part of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) dedicated to working on policies concerning the field of cryptocurrencies, big data, and fintech.