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Our History

Having worked for several years in the newspaper industry, Sonny Kwon had an intimate understanding of the problems facing the newspaper industry. In 2017, just as blockchain technology was starting to gain widespread attention, he founded TokenPost, a niche media outlet covering the blockchain industry. TokenPost would later go on to issue a cryptocurrency to incentivize subscribers to participate in a national survey. The initiative, which was met with much success and accolade, inspired Sonny to create PUBLISH, a technology media company with the mission of solving the challenges faced by the newspaper industry. Today, PUBLISH has grown to become a leader in its field with a growing portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions for the media industry.

  • Listed NEWS on bithumb - Top 2 cryptocurrency exchange in Korea

    March 2023

  • PUBLISHlink Media Partner: 64 Partners (10 million Monthly Unique Visitor)

    Nov. 2022

  • Launched Korea's first cryptocurrency donation platform with World Vision

    Sept. 2022

  • Launched PUBLISHmint - B2B NFT brokerage platform for media companies

    Aug. 2022

  • July 2022

  • Released major upgrade of PUBLISHiD and PUBLISHlink read-and-earn solution

    May 2022

  • Minted world’s first 'News Tip’ NFT with major Korean television network JTBC

    May 2022

  • Listed NEWS on GOPAX - top 5 cryptocurrency exchange in Korea

    May 2022

  • April 2022

  • Partnered with kiosk solutions companies to expand NEWS payment network

    Feb. 2022

  • Certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 37301:2021 Compliance management systems, and ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery management systems

    Feb. 2022

  • Conducted closed beta of PUBLISHlink

    Nov. 2021

  • Launched PUBLISHlink, read-and-earn solution for news media organizations

    Nov. 2021

  • Won “Non-Fungible Token (NFT)” category award at 2021 TADS Awards for “Hunminjeongeum NFT” project

    Nov. 2021

  • Launched PUBLISHiD (blockchain-based DID service)

    Sept. 2021

  • Signed MOU with the institute for Voluntary Data Disclosure by Internet Newspapers

    Aug. 2021

  • Launched 'PUBLISHwallet' (digtal asset wallet)

    May 2021

  • Awarded BBB rating Xangle Credibility Ratings report

    April 2021

  • Entered into strategic partnership with NDSOFT

    July 2020

  • Registered patent for a blockchain-based news fact-checking system

    July 2020

  • Awarded "Best in Blockchain Notarization" at Decentralized People's Awards 2019

    Dec. 2019

  • Awarded "Best Digital News Start-up" by WAN-IFRA

    Oct. 2019

  • Registered patent for a blockchain-based integrated transaction system

    July 2019

  • Launched PUBLISHsoft (content management system)

    Jan. 2019

  • Established PUBLISH, Inc.

    Oct. 2018