Why South Korea Will Play a Major Role in Cryptocurrency Adoption

As a high-tech hub known for its consumer electronics, tech giants, esports, and global innovation, perhaps it’s not surprising that a report by Cindicator revealed that South Korea will play a major role in cryptocurrency adoption. By reviewing existing data on exchange volumes, recent economic history, regulation, and trends, the tokenized fintech asset management company …

US, Korea, China Stock Markets Plummet: is Crypto Correlated?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The crypto market is continuing to lose its value as the U.S., South Korea, and China demonstrate record high losses in their respective stock markets. As an alternative store of value, cryptocurrencies are considered as viable long-term investments, especially by millennials, in a period of global financial market instability and volatility. However, …

South Korean Province Issues its Own Cryptocurrency

The South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk has become the unlikely location for the latest government-sanctioned crypto experiment, with the news that it plans to set up its own cryptocurrency. The move is emblematic of South Korea’s marked shift in regulatory position on cryptocurrency, from reportedly considering a China-style ban on crypto trading barely nine months …

South Korean Government to Promote Blockchain Training as Part of ‘4th Industrial Revolution’

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT will promote the training of blockchain technology as part of an effort to prepare young people for what it calls the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Blockchain technology is included in courses that have recently been announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT. The Ministry of Science and ICT …

Roger Ver Sent Governor of Jeju I$100 in Bitcoin Cash, Did it Violate Local Policy?

Roger Ver, a prominent cryptocurrency investor who has backed some of the largest companies in the global crypto sector such as Blockchain, Zcash, BitPay, and Kraken, recently sent the governor of Jeju Island of South Korea $100 worth of bitcoin cash at a public event. Humorous Kim Yeong-Ran Rule Banter Over the weekend, Ver visited …

South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Re-opens Deposits & Withdrawals

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb will resume deposit and withdrawal services on Saturday at 11 am KST. The exchange had suspended all deposits and withdrawal services on its platform following the June hack on a hot wallet, which led to the loss of tokens valued at over $30 million. Hacked Crypto Exchange Bithumb Unfreezes Withdrawals …

What Happens After it’s Passed?

The government of South Korea is hurrying the finalization of the country’s first crypto and blockchain legislation, to recognize the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector as legitimate industries. What it Means For Crypto As CCN reported, local financial authorities initially disclosed their intent to regulate the cryptocurrency market with stricter but more comprehensive regulatory frameworks to …

Korea’s Regulator Calls for ‘Urgent’ Crypto Laws amid Security Concerns

South Korea’s primary financial regulator is urging lawmakers to hasten the country’s first regulatory bill for the cryptocurrency sector amid fears of substandard security in the industry. Hong Seong-ki, head of the virtual currency response team at South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), has joined the chorus among authorities and lawmakers seeking to regulate the …

South Korea is Officially Recognizing Crypto Exchanges as Regulated Banks

For the first time in history, the government of South Korea has officially recognized crypto exchanges regulated financial institutions and banks. Local publications in South Korea have reported that the financial authorities of South Korea have finalized their plans to categorize crypto exchanges as an industry called “Cryptocurrency Exchange and Brokerage” to enable trading platforms …