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.

  • Established PUBLISH, Inc.

    Oct. 2018

  • Launched PUBLISHsoft (content management system)

    Jan. 2019

  • Registered patent for a blockchain-based integrated transaction system

    July 2019

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

    Oct. 2019

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

    Dec. 2019

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

    July 2020

  • Entered into strategic partnership with NDSOFT

    July 2020

  • Awarded BBB rating Xangle Credibility Ratings report

    April 2021

  • Launched PUBLISHwallet (digtal asset wallet)

    May 2021

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

    Aug. 2021

  • Launched PUBLISH iD (blockchain-based DID service)

    Sept. 2021

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

    Nov. 2021