カテゴリー: South Korea

‘Asia’s Amazon’ Starts Using Bithumb’s Payment Service for Cryptocurrency Users

'Asia’s Amazon' Starts Using Bithumb's Payment Service for Cryptocurrency UsersOne of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has begun providing a cryptocurrency payment service to a major online marketplace it refers to as “Asia’s Amazon.” Korean users can use their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange to pay for purchases on Qoo10 using this service. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Qoo10 […]

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Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency Laws

Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency LawsThe Korean Bar Association, whose membership is mandatory for all lawyers in the country, has campaigned publicly for the government to pass a number of cryptocurrency-related laws. The group specifically proposes regulation for crypto exchanges, initial coin offerings, domestic and foreign crypto transactions, and cryptocurrency funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency Laws

Korean Lawyers Lobby Government to Pass Several Cryptocurrency LawsThe Korean Bar Association, whose membership is mandatory for all lawyers in the country, has campaigned publicly for the government to pass a number of cryptocurrency-related laws. The group specifically proposes regulation for crypto exchanges, initial coin offerings, domestic and foreign crypto transactions, and cryptocurrency funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Top Three South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expand Overseas

Three of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges are expanding overseas. Upbit has launched a Singaporean crypto exchange with 156 coins and 221 trading pairs. Coinone has established a crypto exchange in Malta while Bithumb is planning to launch a security token platform in the U.S. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bithumb to […]

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South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency FundsSouth Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company

Bitstamp has confirmed that it has been acquired by a European subsidiary of a South Korean corporation. Nejc Kodrič will remain the CEO of the exchange. The Korean group also owns gaming giant Nexon and Korbit, the country’s fourth largest crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitstamp Acquired The oldest […]

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Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Fund Criteria, South Korea Warns Investors

Regulations Roundup: SEC Considers Crypto Funds, South Korea Warns InvestorsIn this edition of Regulations Roundup, we focus on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing discussions with companies that are interested in setting up cryptocurrency funds. We also look at a recent warning by the South Korean financial regulator about virtual currency investments, as well as a call by the CEO of U.S. […]

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BTCC Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in South Korea

BTCC Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in South KoreaHong Kong-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is reportedly launching services in South Korea this month. In addition to a cryptocurrency exchange, the company will offer a wallet service, a mining pool, and a consumer payments service, according to its Korean website. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals BTCC Expanding Into South […]

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Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says

Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official SaysThe South Korean government is expected to announce its position on initial coin offerings in November, according to a high-ranking official. The decision will follow the outcome of the survey which the country’s Financial Supervisory Service recently sent out to domestic blockchain companies. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision […]

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South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based ConsortiumThe largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has reportedly been sold to a Singapore-based consortium for approximately 400 billion won or $354 million. Bk Global Consortium, led by plastic surgeon Kim Byung-gun, will acquire the controlling stake and become the largest shareholder of Bithumb. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter […]

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