Major Korean Exchanges Secure Real-Name Account Arrangements With Local Banks

Major Korean Exchanges Secure Real-Name Account Arrangements With Local BanksLeading 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 […]

Bithumb to Ban Foreign Traders Failing Mobile Phone Identification

Bithumb to Ban Foreign Traders Failing Mobile Phone IdentificationSouth 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 […]

South Korea’s Financial Regulator Holds Closed-Door Meeting With 20 Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Financial Regulator Holds Closed-Door Meeting With 20 Crypto ExchangesRegional 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 […]

South Korea’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns, BTC Prices Up 8% Higher Than Global Average

South Korea's 'Kimchi Premium' Returns, BTC Prices Up 8% Higher Than Global AverageAs 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 […]

South Korea’s Bitcoin ‘Kimchi Premium’ Reappears, Korbit and Bithumb Exchange Volumes Spike

South Korea's Bitcoin 'Kimchi Premium' Reappears, Korbit and Bithumb Exchange Volumes SpikeDuring 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 […]

South Korea’s Kimchi Premium Returns: BTC and ETH Prices Jump 18% Higher Than the Global Average

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 Korean Gaming Giant Planning to Buy Crypto Exchange Bithumb for $460 Million

South Korean Gaming Giant Planning to Buy Crypto Exchange Bithumb for $460 MillionNexon, 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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