Category: South Korean Exchanges


South Korean Banking Association Concerned Over Surge of the Altcoin Trading Frenzy


South Korean Banking Association Concerned Over Surge of the Altcoin Trading FrenzyA banking association in South Korea recently added weight to regulatory discussions across the country, raising concerns about the high altcoin trading volume. The Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) requested its members to audit trading volumes through their crypto exchanges’ customers’ altcoin activity. Altcoins Trading Volume Outperformed Bitcoin Last Weekend in South Korea According to […]


South Korean Police Raid Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214M Multi-Level Marketing Fraud


South Korea Police Raid a Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214m Multi-Level Marketing FraudAuthorities in South Korea have launched a major raid against a domestic crypto exchange allegedly involved in a millionaire multi-level marketing (MLM) fraud. The police accuse V Global platform of running an illicit operation that reportedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors. Masterminds Could Have Defrauded Over 40,000 People According to Yonhap, police […]


South Koreans File Online Petitions Seeking to Remove a Chief Regulator After Harsh Crypto Comments


South Koreans File Online Petitions to Ask Financial Watchdog Chief's Removal After Harsh Crypto CommentsAs the South Korean government keeps strengthening the harsh rhetoric against cryptocurrencies, citizens have become increasingly angry due to the recent words from regulatory authorities. Over the weekend, petitions started to appear on the web, seeking the removal of the head of the country’s Financial Services Commission (FSC). Over 141,000 Signatures Collected in One Petition […]


All 200 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Be Shut Down Under New Regulation in South Korea, Regulator Warns


All 200 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Be Shut Down Under New Crypto Regulation in South Korea, Regulator WarnsThe chairman of South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Eun Sung-soo, has warned that all of the cryptocurrency exchanges in the country could be shut down. South Korea currently has about 200 cryptocurrency exchanges, he said. All Crypto Exchanges Could Be Shut Down in South Korea At the general meeting of […]


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 Korean Government Seeks to Regulate International Remittances Related to Crypto ‘Kimchi Premium’


South Korean Government Seeks to Regulate International Remittances Related to Crypto 'Kimchi Premium'The famous gap in cryptocurrency prices in South Korean crypto exchanges and overseas ones known as “kimchi premium” raises some concerns among the nation’s government. The latest reports suggest that the country is planning to regulate international remittances tied to kimchi premium-driven transactions. Remittances to Exploit Kimchi Premium Could Be Flagged as Money Laundering According […]


South Korean Government Announces Crackdown on Illicit Crypto-Related Transactions in an ‘Overheated Market’


South Korean Government Announces Crackdown on Illicit Crypto-Related Transactions in an 'Overheated Market'Adding to the South Korean cryptocurrency industry’s stricter regulations, the central government is focusing on the “crackdown” of illegal crypto transactions. A meeting over the week held with high-ranked politicians resulted in a campaign that will soon be deployed. Government Seeks International Help to Monitor International Crypto Exchanges According to Chosun, the South Korean Government […]


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, […]


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