Bithumb forbade Cryptocurrency Trading in 11 Countries

Referring money laundering problems, South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has prohibited trading in 11 countries including North Korea, Iran, Iraq
28 May 2018   2162

As declared on Monday, the exchange claimed it will correspont to the global anti-money laundering norms by blocking all transactions of residents in jurisdictions belonging to the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) blacklisting. The 11 NCCT nations that have provided inapplicable measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other threats to the international financial system. The states, in addition to North Korea, include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Yemen.

This step was enforced on May 27 with Bithumb exchange no more accepting new clients from the 11 nations related to the NCCT initiative. Present users from those countries will also find their accounts disabled from June 21. As reported in  Coinmarketcap, Bithumb is Korea’s great and the world’s fifth biggest crypto  exchange with over $400 million in tokens traded over a 24-hour period.

Furthermore, Bithumb claims, it has powered its own anti-money laundering measures by adopting the recommendations of authorities from the South Korean government and the Korea Blockchain Association, a self-regulatory industry working group. Instituted in December, the strucrure presented a number of measures including ethical codes in an effort to foster transparency in domestic crypto trading markets. The industry body also demanded strict rules in order to prevent market manipulation and insider trading. A row of main exchanges including Bithumb and Upbit will  incur periodic estimations.

We will strictly enforce our own rules and protect our investors while we actively cooperate with local authorities.
Bithumb, South Korea

The crypto exchamge also added that for international users, Bithumb is currently in the process of mandating a mobile verification process to escape any occasions of falsification of user information.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   171

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.