Coinpia Has Temporarily Suspended Its Crypto Activity

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinpia has suspended the ability to make deposits using the fiat currency as well as the trading activities
08 February 2018   737

The crypto exchange Coinpia faced problems in complying with the new regulations, especially Know-Your-Customer (KYC) policy. This policy was implemented by the Finance Service Commission (FSC) in South Korea. It implies that the platform should have an access to the clients’ personal information such as user’s full name, residence address, citizenship, birth date, photo of government issued ID, social security number, bank statement.

At the moment, South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have to respect new laws in case they want to continue trading. Every company is compelled to comply with the KYC law. Otherwise, they will have to block their provision activities.

Due to the lack of time the exchange was forced to suspend the trading activity in order to adapt to new country’s regulations. According to the company’s Executive, the Coinpia team will start to revise the personal system in order to meet government’s requirements.

Starting from 30 January 2018, all the unknown institutions that have virtual bank accounts were restricted. The Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, Kim Yong-Beom, stated that traders are not allowed to make deposits in digital accounts if the name of their bank account does not match the account name in the crypto exchange.

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   170

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.
 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.