For the East and West, the paths to blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption are not the same and both have their own challenges.
Simon Seojoon Kim
Simon Seojoon Kim is the CEO and managing partner at Hashed. He is the leading blockchain thought leader and evangelist in South Korea, working with dominant IT companies including Kakao, Line, Watcha and Spoqa to launch their blockchain initiatives. Prior to Hashed, Simon co-founded an ed-tech startup Knowre in the U.S. and Korea where he served as the chief product officer. Knowre was named one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company later acquired by Daekyo — the largest education company in South Korea. Simon is also a venture partner at Softbank Ventures Asia and serves as a member of the 4th Revolution Committee of the South Korean Parliament. Simon also sits as a Director of the Korea Blockchain Association and a member of the Busan Blockchain Free Zone committee.