[Grant Application] Managing Korean ICON Community and create useful data base #3

Korean: http://www.iconkr.com/qna/39885


Managing Korean ICON Community and create useful data base


Project Category
[Community Activities]
public relations, small meetups, educational content and activities, and web community development and management


Project Description

1. Web Site:

-Collect all icon related information in one website.
-All information about the icon can be searched on this one website.
-Use Private server & website to make it.

-Daily Visitor: approximately 200->300
-When searching for ICON on ‘Naver’ and ‘Daum’, the number 1 and 2 search portal in Korea, the ICONkr website can be more easily exposed.
-A ‘beginner’ bulletin board menu will be created on the ICONkr.com website to cover information for new entrants who do not have any knowledge of ICON.
-KakaoTalk official community channel and Korean telegram channel URL will be exposed to more people and activated

-Updated the overall design and functions of the ICONkr.com site

-Average monthly visitor increased from 5000 to more than 6000


3. Twitter:

-Translate information related to overseas icons into Korean and share in Korean community
-Translate Korean icon news via language translator and share with overseas users.


4. KakaoTalk

-94% of Koreans use KakaoTalk SNS.
-Manage Official Korean KakaoTalk Group Talk Room.
(The most active social media and icon community in Korea)

-Start upon opening on July 16, 2018
-Even the cryptocurrency boom is out, approximately 890->960 passionate icon supporters still remain.
-Educate detailed concept and contents of the icon project, how the icon has advantages, and the better understanding of icon.


5. Korean Telegram official room management
https://t.me/iconkorea https://forum.icon.community/c/kr/

-Manage to prevent abusive behavior and spreading rumors, sharing news shared in KakaoTalk via telegram as well.
-approximately 1320


6. CoinPan
(One of the most popular cryptocurrency communities in Korea) News is shared through icon bulletin board


7. Sharing icon information through NAVER blog

-Naver obtains more than 60% search share in Korea, and Naver’s own blog is easier to be searched

-Increased number of visitors from single digit to double digit
-When searching for ‘ICON Coin’, ‘ICON kakaotalk’, etc., it is exposed on the first page of the’Blog’ section


8. Small meetups
-After September (when the coronavirus outbreak ends), a small meetup will be held to create a more active and passionate community

-Of the subsidy, $100 per month will be used for small meetups (if the meetup is not conducted, $100 will be used for events to develop the ICON community)


The main communication contents are,
-Deliver new official information
-Simplify difficult contents for easier understanding.
-Blocking misleading information or rumors.
-Training of icon governance and overall system
-Help communication with the icon side


PS. In contrary to the expectations that come from the nick, Ethereum of Korea, Icon was not famous in Korea in the past.

The information was hard to get, and even communication was not active.

Icon Presale (ICO) began selling on September 10, 2017, and sold all ICX coins within six hours.

The pre-sale, which was prepared in 3stages, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, owed to the interest of some, the target was achieved in the 1st stage due to few people’s enthusiastic interest.

During this ICO period, the ‘Icon Official KakaoTalk’ chat room was created in Korea for pre-sales (ICO). To activate communication with official staffs. (More than 94% of Koreans use KakaoTalk SNS)

However, as the Korean worried about the social problems caused by the cryptocurrency boom that started in late 2017, government restricted to give pressure on the cryptocurrency…

January 2018, The official icon community in Korea was closed and integrated with the official English-language telegram icon.

(In the following six months, information and communication about icons in Korea was severed.)

After the official community was disappeared, people had no complaints even though communication was difficult.

-The price of ICX that conducted the ICO with $ 0.11 rose up to $17 due to Kimchi Premium (+ 40%).

-When you wake up, the price was already up, and you only had to think about what you’re going to do with the money. People were not curious what type of coins were the icons are and didn’t care about how it was used.

-At this time, there are ‘some’ users who have made a lot of money, and the profited users had already left the crypto market.

Reason for small number of users of icon is maybe because only few users were able to earned large amount in short period of time.)

-Six months after the official community in Korea disappeared, the overall price of cryptocurrency fell, and doubts and anxiety about icons were growing, wanting to obtain more information for value investing.

At that time, I was one of those who managed the unofficial icon community (KakaoTalk Group Talk Room), I shared information about icons withing my knowledge, and ICON x AD4th’s ‘ICON De: Nexo’(doesn’t exist now) noticed me and scouted me.

I accepted the position of 'ICON Official Supporter,’ promising ’ reliable communication to the icon side ’ with small amount of salary,

-In July 2018, the official KakaoTalk room was opened, and started to deliver ‘official’ information in Korean community.

-I had to work against many rumors related to icons in Korea, and wrote corrections, and taught users about the icon system.


Project duration
:3Months (2020.08.27~11.26)


Project milestones
: Every day / 24 hours a day to manage the community, search for icon related information / share / explain / consult


Funding Amount Requested

Estimated Monthly $2100 / $6300 in 3 months

  • Korea market is one of major market that support the ICON Project. Of the total ICX transaction volume, more than 15% of the pure ICX/KRW ratio is traded on Upbit (11.57%) and Bithumb (3.7%) (as of August 25, 2020)
    Also, in Korea, Binance and Velic exchanges are used a lot
  • Eventhough Korea Market is huge all the materials of ICON project is limited to English, and there are not many materials for Korean people. In general, most people trade crypto currency with speculations. There are not many people to understands true value of ICON project, this includes decentralization and on-chain governance system.
  • For last 2 years, I have been studying ICON project and Korean community acknowledged me as a great community manager.
  • I am certain that what I have been doing is worth more than $3000 per month, and the knowledge that I am passing thought the community will create more passionate ICON holders in Korea community and will add value to Korean community.
  • In my personal opinion, It would be very difficult to find someone to train to do my job, and it will cost a lot more money. I think I am best fit for this job and willing to create ICON network together by contribute in Korean community.
  • The minimum legal hourly wage in Korea is around $7.21.
  • I make and maintain ICONkr.com spending around $200+ per month to keep the server computer and server line up.


Official Team Name
ICONkr (SimSulKim)


Team Contact Information


Public Address:

Initial Review Result Comments

Review Result


Review Comments

Thank you for your continued work to grow and nurture the ICON Korean community. You continue to show that you are a true ICONist and we appreciate all of your efforts.

Next Procedure

ICON Foundation provided the Initial Review Result Comments on the proposal. Grants recipients will respond to the Foundation’s response. Depending on your comments, the foundation will provide the Final Review Result Comments.

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Final Review Result Comments

Review Result


Reporting Period

Grant recipients should produce Periodic Reports in order to continue to receive grant funding. If the Periodic Report is showing that the initiative is not meeting expectations, the ICON Foundation has the option to halt continued funding. Please check the link (ICON Community Grant Program (“ICON CGP”)) and leave reports on this page (https://forum.icon.community/c/g/pr)

The team must submit the Periodic Report by the timeframes below (UTC):

  • 2020/09/26 02:00 AM (UTC)
  • 2020/10/28 02:00 AM (UTC)
  • 2020/11/28 02:00 AM (UTC)

Funding Amount

The ICON Foundation is going to give out $6,300 in 3 monthly installments based on the Periodic Report. The amount of ICX will be determined and paid according to the price at 02:00 AM (UTC) on the day of payment.

  • 2020/09/28 02:00 AM (UTC) - $2,100
  • 2020/10/30 02:00 AM (UTC) - $2,100
  • 2020/11/30 02:00 AM (UTC) - $2,100
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Thank you!
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