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Increasing smartphone penetration in North Korea and actively promoting the use of QR code scanning payment

via:CnBeta     time:2019/12/16 16:07:26     readed:112

With the popularity of smart phones in North Korea, the two-dimensional code scanning payment method is actively promoted and used in North Korea, attracting people's attention.According to the October issue of Qianlima, a Korean magazine quoted by Yonhap on the 16th, an article entitled "expanding the introduction of commodity identification code" was published in the magazine, introducing the news of payment by introducing QR code in North Korea.


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According to reports, North Korea is currently using barcode and QR code at the same time, while QR code which can record more information and has error correction function has obvious advantages.

According to the analysis, this is a natural phenomenon with the increase of smartphone penetration in North Korea. According to a survey conducted by IBK North Korea Institute of economics in South Korea, as of December last year, the mobile communication access rate in big cities such as Pyongyang reached 50% - 70%, and the younger generation such as college students became the mainstream user group of smart phones.

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