Leading cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have reached agreements with Korean banks to maintain the issuance of real-name accounts, media reports revealed. The deals, although not yet permanent, will allow the trading platforms to register with financial authorities before the Sept. 24 compliance deadline. Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit Maintain Partnerships With Korean Banks Banks have […]
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb said it will deny access to foreigners unable to verify their identities via mobile phone. The decision comes as the trading platform moves to comply with the country’s updated regulations coming into force later this month. Korean Exchange Bithumb Prepares to Register Under New Rules Foreign nationals who do not […]
The increased trading volume comes following the country’s Financial Services Commission requiring crypto trading platforms to register as digital asset service providers before Sept. 24.
Regional reports disclose South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) had a closed-door meeting with roughly 20 different cryptocurrency exchanges on June 3. The report highlights that virtual asset business operators (VASPs) that attended the meeting all had ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification. South Korean Regulator Holds a Closed-Door Meeting With 20 VASPs A report […]
As cryptocurrency regulation heats up worldwide, South Korean officials have been increasing regulatory discussions concerning the swelling crypto economy. While digital currency markets like bitcoin have tumbled in value in recent times, global crypto market prices have increased across the board on Monday. In South Korea, crypto-assets like bitcoin are once again experiencing a ‘kimchi […]
During the first week of April, South Korea’s ‘kimchi premium’ on domestic cryptocurrency exchanges had jumped over 18%, but then leveled off, equalizing with global exchange rates over the last two weeks. On Monday, as bitcoin prices spiked 8% higher surpassing the $54k zone, in South Korea, the premium on bitcoin climbed 4.56% higher than […]
While a great number of spot exchanges have seen consistent prices in a few select areas in the world, bitcoin is selling for a premium. That’s the case in South Korea right now as there’s a price gap, otherwise known as the ‘kimchi premium’ on domestic South Korean exchanges in comparison to foreign exchanges. Bitcoin, […]
South Korea’s Shinhan Bank has invested in a crypto custody service backed by local crypto exchange Korbit.
Nexon, the South Korean multi-billion-dollar gaming conglomerate, is reportedly planning to buy a 65% stake in troubled crypto exchange Bithumb in a deal worth about 500 billion won ($460 million). ● According to local media reports, Nexon is to buy all the shares owned by Bithumb chairman Lee Jung Hoon, including several others totaling up […]
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The customer databases of Trezor, Ledger, and Keepkay have allegedly been listed for sale by the perpetrating hacker.