What does your company Hillstone Partners do?
Hillstone Partners is a traditional finance firm in South Korea. Founded in 1993, we are one of the oldest and most respected financial firms in the country. In fact, we’ve been recognized by the Korean government for our work, and we were the first mergers and acquisitions company in Korea. Hillstone has been focused on investment solely in Korea, but now our use of blockchain technology will facilitate global investments and build a border-less investment that overcomes geographical and legislative constraints.
What exciting projects are on the horizon for you/your business?
I’m so excited about our new platforms – “Fundy” and “Investors” – which are launching worldwide this September. These platforms will merge traditional finance and investing with blockchain and allow global investors to connect with Korean business opportunities in a way that they never could have imagined. I’ve always believed that the final purpose of technology is to make life better for people, and we want people to invest in a new paradigm.
How do these platforms take blockchain to the next level?
No one has tried to merge traditional finance with blockchain technology before. There’s no exact same model of what we are trying to do in the world. It’s understandable, because the general opinion on blockchain is not positive. However, we’re excited to revolutionize the industry. Right now, foreign investors face a lot of regulations and laws that limit transactions. Blockchain is a method for investing that doesn’t have limitations on it like traditional currencies, and Hillstone is on the cutting edge of this technology.