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South Korean authorities block KuCoin and other 16 unregistered digital asset operators



Time:8/18/2022 12:33:26 PM

[South Korean authorities block KuCoin and other 16 unregistered digital asset operators in South Korea] According to news on August 18, South Korea’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) announced on the 18th that it has notified the investigation agency of 16 unregistered digital asset operators such as MEXC and KuCoin. Foreign digital asset operators. According to the FIU, these operators are suspected of violating certain financial information laws. Unregistered illegal business activities will be punished with imprisonment for less than 5 years or a fine of less than 50 million won. These platforms will also be restricted from declaring as domestic digital asset operators for a certain period of time in the future. In addition, South Korea's financial intelligence agency asked the Korea Communications Commission and the Korea Communications Standards Committee to block relevant operators from accessing services in South Korea to prevent Koreans from using unregistered operators. Credit card companies are planning to check and block the use of foreign digital asset business credit cards in South Korea for digital asset purchases and payment services. Registered digital asset operators were ordered to suspend transactions with unregistered operators. (Yonhap News Agency Infomax)

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