Korea May Issue New Crypto Regulation Soon

Ass reported, during the period from July 13 to 26 members of political parties will present their proposals on regulating the sphere of cryptocurrencies
12 July 2018   1511

In the coming days, the National Assembly of South Korea, presumably, will consider a number of legislative initiatives related to the regulation of the cryptocurrency.

As reported by The Korea Times, during the period from July 13 to 26 members of a number of political parties of the country will present their proposals on regulating the sphere of cryptocurrencies, the ICOs and blockchain.

According to the source, among others, the representative of the ruling Democratic Party Pak Jon-ji and representative of the leading opposition party "Free Korea" Chun Tae-ou will present their bills.

It is expected that many bills will be considered these days, but it is unknown exactly how the process will proceed. The Korea Times notes that members of the National Assembly "remain mostly scattered" when discussing the problem of cryptocurrency.

In any case, this initiative should serve as a catalyst for a new debate on the status of the country's cryptocurrency, whose population shows an increased interest in this market.

Another member of the National Assembly will hold another event this month, which can also affect the fate of the country's exchanges. The representative of "Free Korea" Song Hy-kun will participate in the debate with the Korean Agency for Internet and Security regarding the safety of local crypto exchanges. The event is organized in the light of the recent hacking of Coinrail and Bithumb.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   228

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.