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OCT 31, 2023

Korean Blockchain Experts Suggest Tackling Everyday Challenges with Blockchain Adoption

by CoinNess Global

At a recent blockchain conference, experts from the Korean industry proposed that the adoption of blockchain could be amplified by addressing daily challenges such as parking problems, according to a report by local news outlet Decenter. They also believe that blockchain has the potential to enhance the quality of life by fostering community solidarity. For this vision to be fully realized, they emphasized the crucial role of government policy support.

Blockchain and parking management

On October 30 at the 2023 Global Blockchain Incheon Conference (GBIC) in Songdo, Incheon, several applications of blockchain technology were highlighted. Kim Jung-eun, a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering at Inha University, discussed the benefits of integrating blockchain into the management of shared parking lots. She underscored that while privately opening up idle parking lots in locations such as villas can introduce concerns of theft and time violations, blockchain technology can address these challenges. By documenting vehicle details on the blockchain and controlling usage time with smart contracts, the parking process can also become more transparent and trustworthy.

Enhancing a city’s image through civic unity

Building on the theme of blockchain’s societal benefits, the conference also touched on its prospects to enhance civic unity. Kim Hyung-joon, a professor at Pai Chai University, highlighted the significance of civic solidarity in enhancing a city’s image. He drew attention to Stockholm, Sweden, lauding it as one of the happiest cities globally and emphasizing the vital role a sense of community plays in such acclaim. Professor Kim believes that promoting a robust community feeling through Web3 platforms and decentralized autonomous organizations can boost a city’s competitive edge. He stressed that this approach should be paired with policy initiatives that actively support Web3 and blockchain technologies. With the technology being mature, Kim underscored the pivotal role governments play, noting that numerous projects have been stifled by restrictive regulations.

Four strategies for the Web3 industry

At the same event, Professor Park Soo-yong from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Sogang University shared insights on strategic approaches for the burgeoning Web3 industry. He emphasized four primary strategies: bolstering the Web3 gaming and entertainment sectors, cultivating talent for the evolving digital economy, advancing digital asset innovations and financial systems, and urging transformation within governmental agencies. Professor Park highlighted the current division in jurisdiction — with the entertainment industry overseen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the digital asset sector regulated by the Financial Services Commission. He asserted that consolidating these sectors under one unified jurisdiction could drive significant progress.
In a related note, a study from Emergen Research projects a bright future for the Web3 market. It’s forecasted to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43.7% between 2021 and 2030. This would see its revenue grow from $3.2 billion in 2021 to $81.5 billion in 2030.
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