Organized by the Korean government and the Korea Blockchain Association, the blockchain event featured Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, who spoke on best practices in digital innovation and the country’s e-Residency program, which utilizes blockchain technology.

”Both countries are forward looking. We have a lot to learn from each other, and together can be spokespersons for digital societies globally,” said the Estonian president. 

JH Kim, ICON Foundation Council member, was also invited to partake in discussions on the importance of further legislation for the future growth of the Korean blockchain industry.

As part of her three day state visit, Kaljulaid was also awarded the title of honorary citizen of South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Agreements between the two countries date back to earlier this year with a signed MOU with the Gyeonggi provincial government.