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Korean Prime Minister: Closing Down Crypto Exchanges ‘Not a Serious Consideration’

The South Korean prime minister has emphasized that closing down cryptocurrency exchanges is not a serious consideration. His statement clears up any remaining confusion in the market regarding whether the Korean regulators are still considering this option. Also...

South Korean Prime Minister Imposes Crypto Code of Conduct on Government Officials

The South Korean prime minister has ordered a new code of conduct to be prepared and implemented specifically to address the actions of government employees regarding cryptocurrency regulations. This follows the recent case of possible insider trading which...

Bill Introduced to Make South Korean Officials Declare Their Crypto Investments

A bill has been introduced in South Korea to require public officials to declare their investments in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin. This initiative follows the recent controversies within the government regarding cryptocurrency regulations, including insider trading and market manipulation....

No, Mainstream Media, That Country Did Not Ban Bitcoin. Again.

Headlines roared late last night in the western hemisphere, morning in the east, as mainstream media outlets breathlessly ran with an initial report from a legacy wire service: the Republic of South Korea is to ban cryptocurrency. The...

South Korea Outlines New Attempts to Dampen Crypto Markets

The government of South Korea held a meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the growing trend of cryptocurrency speculation. The regulators clarified the clampdown on virtual accounts as well as other measures to end anonymity....