Blockchain Platform ICON, Line Plus Announce New Joint Venture “Unchain”

Announcements, Blockchain | May 15, 2018 By:

Line Plus, the subsidiary of Japan-based chat giant Line, and blockchain platform ICON have co-founded “Unchain” to build the social messaging platform’s blockchain network.

Hong-kyu Lee, technical director at ICON, has been appointed as CEO of Unchain. Hong-kyu currently develops and reviews decentralized app (DApp) teams looking to collaborate with ICON.


Blockchain Mainnet Planned By Japan’s Chat Giant Line

Blockchain, News | April 25, 2018 By:

Japan-based social messaging platform Line is planning to develop a custom blockchain to accelerate the development of decentralized apps (dApps) for its platform.

During the company’s developers event last week, CTO Euivin Park said that the messaging giant is working on building a token economy by adopting blockchain technology into Line’s various features and opening dApps based on incentive-type information services.