Police Allege Coinone Margin Trading Is Illegal Gambling

Police suggests that the margin trading of cryptocurrencies on Coinone can be a form of illegal gambling activity and used for money laundering
07 June 2018   1145

The South Korean Police Department announced the investigation on the Coinone exchange due to its services in margin trading of cryptocurrencies, CoinDesk reports.

The police refers to the results of their 10-month investigation, during which it was found that 19,000 people participated in margin trading on the platform, and 20 of them became the main defendants of the case because of high trading volumes.

The high-volume traders, as alleged by the lw enforcements, in total handled over 3 billion won ($2.8 million) in 3,000 to 13,000 instances of margin trading using Coinone's service, which is deemed illegal gambling by the police.

Thus, police is going to bring to responsibility three Coinone executives, including its CEO, Muyunghun Cha, and 20 traders with the highest volumes of trades.

At this time we are focused on cooperating with the ongoing investigation, and will continue to do so as the case is in the process of moving over to the Prosecution Service from the Police Agency.
 

Coinone Representative

Coinone provided shoulder-trading services from November 2016 to December 2017, and the investigation, according to Yonhap, was initiated in August 2017.

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   234

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.