Listed Korean firm Gamevil to acquire $28 million stake in local crypto exchange Coinone

South Korea-based publicly traded video game development company Gamevil is set to acquire a 13% stake in local crypto exchange Coinone for 31 billion won (around $28 million).

Announcing the news on Monday, Gamevil said the acquisition, involving 87,474 shares of Coinone, is expected to complete on June 11.


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With the investment, Gamevil looks to find new business opportunities in the crypto sector and increase corporate and shareholder value.

Coinone is the third-largest crypto exchange in South Korea by trading volumes, after UPbit and Bithumb. As for Gamevil, it is one of the largest gaming companies in the country, having a market capitalization of around 355 billion won (around $320 million).

Earlier this year, Gamevil rival Nexon was said to acquire Bithumb, but the company later denied such reports. Bithumb has been looking for a buyer since 2018.

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