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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

18 Jan 2018

Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent. | Video

18 Jan 2018

South Korea considers shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges

SEOUL South Korean policymakers joined the global chorus of virtual-coin critics on Thursday, saying Seoul is considering shutting down domestic virtual currency exchanges as the new breed of market exposes users to speculative frenzy and crime. | Video

11 Jan 2018

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

SEOUL South Korea's government said on Thursday it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. | Video

08 Jan 2018

South Korea inspects six banks over virtual currency services to clients

SEOUL South Korean financial authorities on Monday said they are inspecting six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions, amid concerns the increasing use of such assets could lead to a surge in crime.

29 Dec 2017

South Korea students dive into virtual coins, even as regulators crack down

SEOUL Hackers have stolen millions, lawmakers are pushing for new taxes and regulations, and a leading financial official has called them a "Ponzi scheme". | Video

29 Dec 2017

South Korea students dive into virtual coins, even as regulators crack down

SEOUL Hackers have stolen millions, lawmakers are pushing for new taxes and regulations, and a leading financial official has called them a "Ponzi scheme". | Video

26 Dec 2017

Solid growth seen for South Korea December exports, aided by memory chips: Reuters poll

SEOUL South Korea exports likely rose for a 14th straight month in December, wrapping up the year with an upbeat tone as global demand for memory chips and petroleum goods from Asia's third biggest exporter continued.

19 Dec 2017

Lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee dies in possible suicide

SEOUL The lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee died in hospital on Monday in a possible suicide that robs fans of the globally-famous K-Pop genre of one of its biggest stars. | Video

15 Dec 2017

Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent

SEOUL A South Korean blockchain association announced on Friday measures to boost transparency in trading of cryptocurrencies, agreed by 14 exchanges in the country including the world's busiest virtual currency exchange, Bitthumb.

13 Dec 2017

South Korea to hold emergency meeting on cryptocurrencies, measures expected Friday

SEOUL South Korea's government has called an emergency meeting to discuss the trading of cryptocurrencies, and measures on the market will be announced on Friday, a central bank official said on Wednesday.

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