Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korean Startup Presto to File Constitutional Appeal Against Local ICO Ban

A South Korean blockchain startup, Presto, will reportedly file a constitutional appeal over the county’s ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), South Korean economic media outlet Sedaily reports Dec. 6. Presto claims on its website that it provides a “total solution to development teams from website building to token issuing.” The startup was reportedly trying to run a… Read More »

Chile Court Says Banks Can Ban Crypto Exchanges: Will Market Survive?

Advertisement On December 6, the Third Chamber of the Chilean Supreme Court officially sided with the state-owned BancoEstado after it banned a local crypto exchange by shutting down its bank account. Orionx, a digital asset trading platform based in Chile, filed an appeal with the supreme court following an abrupt termination of its account by BancoEstado. Ultimately, the… Read More »

Why South Korea Will Play a Major Role in Cryptocurrency Adoption

Advertisement 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 came to… Read More »

Report: South Korean Crypto Exchanges Overtake Maltese Ones by Daily Trade Volume

Cryptocurrency exchanges registered in South Korea have overtaken their Maltese-registered counterparts by average daily trade volume in November. This is according to a report by cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare, published Thursday, Dec. 6. The November edition of CCCAGG, a monthly crypto exchange review published by CryptoCompare, shows that South Korean exchanges, including Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit and Upbit… Read More »

South Korea: Financial Watchdog Warns Two Banks Over Poor Crypto Transaction Management

A South Korean financial authority has warned two major domestic banks about their lack of management of cryptocurrency transactions and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation, local online media outlet The Daily reports Dec. 4. The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has reviewed Kookmin Bank and Nonghyup Bank and found “unreasonable elements related to virtual [currency] handling business.” However, the article… Read More »

South Korea Reveals Plan to Tax ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

The Finance Ministry of the South Korean government announced a plan to tax initial coin offerings and digital currencies in accordance with the creation of the taxation infrastructure and international trends.South Korea Closer to Legalize and Tax Crypto Fundraisers as New Government Takes OverHong Nam-ki, Minister of Economy and Finance and Deputy Prime Minister nominee, has submitted a… Read More »

Major South Korea Tech Holding and ConsenSys Sign MoU to Develop Blockchain Business Hub

South Korean technological holding SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ConsenSys for blockchain business cooperation, according to a SK Group official press release published today, Dec. 4. SK Holdings C&C is the information technology solutions arm of the SK Group, one of the the largest conglomerates in South Korea. The entity has partnered with… Read More »

South Korea Mulls Imposing Taxes on Cryptocurrency ICO

The South Korean government reportedly has plans to tax cryptocurrency and ICOs, despite the lack of a regulatory framework. Cryptocurrency ICO Taxation Policy According to The Korea Times, Hong Nam-Ki, Finance Minister nominee, revealed that the South Korean government is planning to tax cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO). Nam-Ki submitted his written answer before the South Korean… Read More »

Could South Korea Follow Japan in Allowing Private Crypto ICOs?

Advertisement On November 26, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan held an internal meeting to discuss the possibility of allowing private crypto initial coin offering (ICO) projects. Nikkei exclusively reported that local financial authorities are actively exploring the legalization of ICOs for institutional investors and accredited investors, as long as they are lawfully conducted within the boundaries… Read More »

South Korea’s Finance Ministry Considers Taxing Crypto and ICOs, New Minister Reveals

South Korea‘s Finance Ministry is considering taxation on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), daily English-language newspaper The Korea Times reports Monday, Dec. 3. Hong Nam-ki, South Korea’s new Minister of Economy and Finance as well as new Deputy Prime Minister, revealed that а crypto taxation plan will be finalized according to global taxation trends in the industry.… Read More »