The chairman of the Finance Committee in South Korea, Eun Seong-soo recently mentioned that more than two hundred virtual currency exchanges are at the risk of being closed down in the month of September this year if they are unsuccessful to follow the applicable regulations, according to a report on leading local outlet Chosun.
He said that the officials were further planning to levy taxes on crypto trading and that the government had no plans to protect virtual currency investors.
Earlier this year, the nation introduced new laws for digital asset businesses and traders, presenting harsher regulations, new KYC policies, a changed tax scheme, and necessitating all digital asset businesses to register in the nation.
The revised bill of the Special Money Act came into effect on 25th March. However, according to Eun, no virtual currency exchange has registered with the government under the Special Money Act, to which he mentioned,
“There are 200 virtual currency exchanges, but they could all be closed. They could be closed suddenly in September.”
“I don’t think that the people should protect (investors) because the people are investing and interested in a lot of money. If you go the wrong way, it is the wrong way.”
Notably, the 3 biggest Korean crypto exchanges traded around twenty billion dollars in the past day alone, with other top crypto exchanges witnessing volumes over hundred million dollars, according to the crypto data analytics site CoinGecko.
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