Kakao to List Its Klay Cryptocurrency on Upbit in Singapore and Indonesia

Neil Dennis

Klay, the native cryptocurrency of South Korean messaging group Kakao's Klaytn blockchain will make its debut listing on the Upbit exchange.

Upbit, also based in South Korea will, however, list the klay token on its Singapore and Indonesia platforms at the end of September, rather than its parent South Korea exchange - likely to overcome any regulatory problems concerned with the country's banning of initial coin offerings.

Price Discovery

Upbit Singapore announced on September 6 that it was to conduct a price discovery survey for klay by Dutch auction - a process that involves lowering the price until buyers are found. The auction will take place in the 12 hours beginning 19.00 [Singapore time] on September 18.

The price survey will end when either the total of the bids received reaches the hard cap or the auction has run its allotted 12 hours, the announcement said. Neither Upbit nor Klaytn are to profit from the process, the companies said, and all proceeds are to be redistributed to users in the future.

On September 3, it was reported Kakao was to choose between a Korean and a Chinese exchange to list klay.

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