South Korea to Legalize ICOs & Impose Better Crypto Regulatory Frameworks
The chairman of Korea's National Policy Committee and member of the country's governing Democratic Party, Min Byung-Doo, has highly encouraged the government to consider legalizing initial coin offerings (ICO) and to also impose good digital currency-related regulatory frameworks to legitimize the domestic market.
New Cryptocurrency Asset Classification, S.Korea Regulators to Untighten the Policy
South Korea has been swamped reviewing its cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators hope to loosen the rules on cryptocurrency assets in line with G20 famous policies. Another government agency is managing an in-situ inspection of cryptocurrency firms following several hacks and this has attempted the Bank of Korea to issue out a report with its major focus on using cryptocurrency as an alternative means of payment.
South Korea's Hackers: Bithumb Loses $31.5m in Cryptocurrency Burglary
Bithumb, a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange revealed that hackers stole $31.5 worth of virtual coins, the second local crypto platform targeted within one week as cyber thieves showed the huge negative outcomes of selling and purchasing the digital asset. Bithumb trades over 37 different coins.
South Korea Is Reportedly Going to Remove the Ban on Initial Coin Offerings
According to Business Korea, the National Assembly has made a move to legalize the local use of initial coin offerings (ICOs). The official recommendation comes after a total ban on the financial technology in September last year. The country’s financial market’s lack of proper regulations has seen domestic businesses moving abroad.
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