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Report: Suspicious Transactions at Korean Exchange Coinrail Months Before Hack

Following the announcement by South Korean crypto exchange Coinrail that it has been hacked, a local publication reported that some banks had identified suspicious transactions at the exchange and stopped providing services to company months before the incident. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Suspicious Transactions Detected South Korea’s seventh-largest cryptocurrency exchange, […]

Samsung Profits Surge on High Demand for Bitcoin Mining Chips

South Korean Samsung Electronics saw its operating profits surge in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year. The company attributes the increase to its semiconductor division which manufactures bitcoin mining chips and says that it expects the trend to continue into the second quarter. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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 read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Closing Down Exchanges Not Serious Consideration Lee […]

South Korea Discusses Cryptocurrency Policies With China’s Central Bank

The South Korean Minister of Strategy and Finance has met with the governor of the People’s Bank of China to discuss and share economic policies including cryptocurrency countermeasures. While China has imposed strict regulations on cryptocurrency trading, including closing down exchanges, South Korea has adopted a less strict approach. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens […]

Korean Lawyers Take Government to Court over Crypto Regulation

A law firm from Seoul has decided to address arbitrary measures taken by authorities to regulate cryptocurrency trade. Korean lawyers have filed an appeal accusing their government of “unconstitutional” infringement on property rights. Newly imposed rules are devaluing virtual currencies, they say. Also read: Koreans Deposited 64 Times More Fiat Into Crypto Exchanges in 2017 […]