nonce a Blockchain Coworking and Coliving Space in Seoul

In Korea, more and more entrepreneurs are blending their work and life.  Slowly co-living/co-working spaces are starting to emerge in Seoul. One of the more interesting spaces is nonce a Blockchain co-working/co-living space in Seoul.  It is located near Gangnam/Yeoksam.

nonce coworking space

nonce originally started with a YouTube channel called Studio DeCentral (formerly The Blockchainers).  They were two guys who were crazy about blockchain. This was one of the first Blockchain communities in Seoul and the first Blockchain co-living space.  In September 2017, they moved to a small 3-bedroom space where Blockchain enthusiasts ate together and studied Blockchain. As the price of Bitcoin started to rise, more and more people started to visit.  It got to the point where over 20 members were sleeping on the floor.

nonce 3.0 in Yeoksam

Nonce Blockchain Coliving Space

nonce formed a partnership with Common Town to move nonce to accommodate the growing members.  Now nonce has 55 members and with 70 beds, communal kitchens, bathrooms, laundry machines, and refrigerators.

NONCE laundry
Nonce Kitchen

Half of the 55 members are engineers and there are 8 female residents.  The members are curated by nonce and they look for teams that create decentralized products that people at nonce can leverage.  

The Best Blockchain Parties and Events in Seoul

nonce holds some of the coolest and wildest parties.  They also hold seminars and workshops dealing with the latest core Blockchain technologies and laws regarding Blockchain regulation.  Think of nonce as a constant hackathon with passionate likeminded Blockchain enthusiasts.

Nonce Rooftop
Rooftop at Nonce

Every Monday nonce holds VCVA where they study Austrian Economics.

Every Sunday nonce holds Crypto Turtles where the focus on the latest Blockchain trends.

They also hold workshops for high school students interested in coding.

Nonce Engineers
This is what happens when you live with Blockchain engineers…hacking the heating system

Co-living spaces like nonce give Korean Blockchain entrepreneurs the opportunity to form a family like community.  Some of the benefits of joining the nonce community include:

  • No Commute:  Seoul can get quite hectic, Gangnam especially.  Therefore you won’t need to wake up early in the morning and cram into Seoul buses and subways.  The ability to work from where you live can save you a lot of money and time.
  • Save Money on Housing:  Gangnam is very expensive.  Most one-room apartments need a large initial deposit.  Co-Living arrangments are much cheaper compared to having to rent a place to live.  Also, there is no need for a large deposit.
  • Open 24 hours:  Most shared offices in Seoul are not open 24 hours a day.  For Blockchain engineers, developers, and entrepreneurs, the best ideas tend to come up during odd hours of the night.  
  • Expand your Network:  Korean Blockchain entrepreneurs will be able to meet other like-minded Blockchain entrepreneurs which can increase your work productivity and network.  For Koreans that are shy, a co-living space can encourage you to connect and share with the community.
Nonce Jon Ha and John Yoon

Jon Ha, one of the co-founders at nonce gave Seoulz a tour of nonce as well as spoke about some of the interesting stories to come out of nonce.  He spoke about an email he got at 7 am in the morning a year and a half ago from a college student. His story embodies what nonce is all about.

Story of Jake

At our old house, I got an email from Jake who lived in Daejeon but loved Blockchain and our YouTube Channel.  After responding to his email he was at hour door 6 hours later for our open house session. He had a military scholarship but was really passionate about Blockchain.  After telling him to do what he loved and was passionate about, he quit school 2 weeks later. Now he is working for one of the top consulting firms. Said Jon HA, Co-Founder at nonce

This is just one story but you will find many like it at nonce.  These are passionate entrepreneurs in Seoul that are following their dreams and not living by societal standards.  nonce is about changing lives and living in the moment because you never know what the future holds.

nonce Pricing

Single room

750,000 ~ 990,000 won / month (tax not included)

2/3 person room

Nonce Rooms

790,000 won / month (tax excluded)

4-9 people person room

390,000 ~ 490,000 won / month (tax excluded)

Hot desk

350,000 won / month (tax excluded)

Reserved seat

450,000 won / month (tax excluded)