South Korea

Shinil Scam

Police Suspect a Shipwreck Filled With Tons of Gold Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

All traces of Shinil Group are vanishing from the internet.
Daniel Oberhaus
Jordan Pearson
8.14.18
I Fought the Law And...

South Koreans Will Soon Have to Go to Through a Bank to Buy Bitcoin

The country is announcing some serious new policies this week.
Jordan Pearson
1.23.18
You've Been Slimed

It Appears a Truckload of ‘Slime Eels’ Has Exploded Onto an Oregon Highway

Come claim your hagfish.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.17
Crypto-heist

South Korea’s Largest Ethereum Exchange Was Hacked

Losses may be upwards of $1,000,000 USD.
Jordan Pearson
7.4.17
Gaming

A Google Maps Glitch Turned this Korean Fishing Town Into a 'Pokémon Go' Haven

Tour buses from Seoul to Sokcho are filling up with Pokémon Go fans.
Madison Margolin
7.19.16
war

The US Is Setting Up a Missile Shield in South Korea

Aimed to knock down North Korean rockets, Washington and Seoul's missile-defense system already has its work cut out.
Joseph Trevithick
7.12.16
streaming

Twitch Streamers Are Eating and Throwing Up on the Air

New streaming channel models itself off of South Korea's popular mukbang videos.
Leif Johnson
7.3.16
Google

Google's AI Beats Go Player Lee Sedol Again to Win Tournament 4-1

AlphaGo took its fourth victory in the final of the 5-game tournament.
Victoria Turk
3.15.16
Google

Google’s Go-Playing AI Wins Second Match Against Pro Player Lee Sedol

2-0 to AI.
Victoria Turk
3.10.16
dogs

An Exact Clone of a Dead Dog Was Just Born

The first puppy to be born from the DNA of a dead dog was born at a lab in South Korea.
Melissa Cronin
12.27.15
uk

Couple Prepares to Livestream Birth of Cloned Puppies, a Christmas Miracle

The puppies were cloned from 12-day-old DNA, previously thought impossible.
Fruzsina Eordogh
12.25.15
video

This 'Robotic Finger' Will Push All Your Home’s Buttons for You

Never touch a switch again.
Clinton Nguyen
11.3.15