Naver and Daum to track cryptocurrency prices

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Naver and Daum to track cryptocurrency prices

Naver and Daum, Korea’s two largest search engines, will begin providing real-time cryptocurrency prices on their websites.

Dunamu, an affiliate of Kakao which operates the cryptocurrency exchange Upbit, will run the service, the company said Wednesday. Users can enter the name of a cryptocurrency in either search engine, and the current price will show up in the results.

Service began on Daum, which is owned by Kakao, immediately after the announcement on Wednesday. Naver plans to start the service early next month.

Users of KakaoTalk chat app could also check cryptocurrency prices inside the chat app starting Wednesday.

Dunamu already provides real-time cryptocurrency prices as well as information about highs and lows of the day, week, month and year, and transaction size on its own website.

Its trading platform, Upbit, deals in 124 different cryptocurrencies.

By Seo Ji-eun
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