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   555

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.

Crypto Exchange White Label Service launched by OKEx

OKEx, one of the biggest exchanges in the world, has declared the run of a crypto exchange creation programme ‘Digital Asset Exchange Open Partnership Program’
20 June 2018   81

The announcement claims that the programme is intended to “nurture a new generation of digital asset exchanges”. To establish a new crypto exchange, interested parties have to provide OKEx with a domain name, logo, and specialties of the management team. They are assured to possess “solid industry experience, quest for service excellence, and strong industry influence.”

Applicants should also deposit 500,000 OKB tokens into their accounts. This equals around $2.5 million at the present rate, according to coincodex.com. OKB is a utility token that were first sold in March of this year in packages of up to 100, each costing $100. They can be applied to settle transaction fees on the exchange and traded for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether.

The applicants will get access to OKEx’s fitting system (which links up buy and sell orders), cold and hot wallets (offline and online cryptocurrency storage), clearing system (which handles money transfer), client support system, and know-your-customer and anti-laundering systems. They will also get support from the OKEx technical team.

100 places are suggested by the programme in its first phase. It is anticipated to start in July. The announcement also points out the setup that the new exchanges must have. They will develop their own native tokens, and distribute them as follows:

  • 25 percent to themselves;
  • 24 percent to OKB holders;
  • and 51 percent to be mined.

OKEx explains the mechanisms by which the tokens will be mined/released. The term white label was firstly invented in the music industry - a white label vinyl record was a release so new that it had not yet been labelled, a much sought-after thing. Presently it cites to a service or product manufactured by one company and sold to another for re-sale under a different brand name.