DEC 28, 2023
PiLab Technology and Mirae Asset Securities to build Web3 infrastructure to navigate tokenized securities market
Blockchain firm PiLab Technology has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mirae Asset Securities to collaborate on creating Web3 infrastructure – namely Web3 technology for identity authentication – and identify asset management trends in the Web3 sphere. This comes in an effort to establish leverage in the emerging tokenized securities market, according to Korean news outlet The Block Post on Thursday (KST).
"Through our collaboration with Mirae Asset Securities, we expect to play a major role in the convergence of blockchain technology and financial markets," said Park Do-hyun, CEO of PiLab Technology. "PiLab Technology will continue to lead the way in making Web3 services more user-friendly."
Financial giants unite
Mirae Asset Securities is the largest investment banking and stock brokerage company by market capitalization in South Korea. The firm previously co-founded a financial innovation consortium with telecommunications conglomerate SK Telecom called Next Finance Initiative, which is preparing to issue tokenized securities by operating a token securities working group on a global blockchain network. Hana Financial Group also recently joined the consortium as a member company.
Pioneering services in Web3
Meanwhile, PiLab Technology operates its own multichain network called Bifrost, which houses a deposit and lending DeFi service called BiFi. The company has previously raised KRW 14 billion (approximately $10.9 million) in funding from venture capital firms like Korea Investment Partners and more. Last month, PiLab teamed up with the Korea Information Certificate Authority (KICA) and Travel Rule solutions provider CODE to establish an authentication system to advance the country’s Web3 environment.