UpBit to Compensate Possible USDT Losses in USD

South Korean cryptoexchange made an unexpected statement
07 February 2018   2421

South Korean crypto-exchange Upbit promised users to compensate to the full extent their possible losses in the event of the collapse of Tether and USDT. This is reported by Etoday ko.

We are aware of various suspicions about Tether. We compensate the entire amount to customers who have deposits in USDT on our exchange, in case of problems.
 

UpBit Team

Previously, users have repeatedly expressed doubts that Tether has the necessary amount of deposits in real US dollars to provide all the released tokens USDT.

At the moment of press, only 0.26% of whole Tether volume is being trade at Upbit. 

These are main USDT market parameters:

  • Average price: $1.01
  • Market Cap: $2 232 239 542 
  • 24h Volume: $5 161 760 000 

Few weaks ago, famous economist Dr. Doom accused Tether in recent Bitcoin price dump.

Korean Exchange to Create AML Hotline

Operators will be checking suspecious transactions in real time by the user reports
28 January 2019   1404

The four leading cryptocurrency exchanges of South Korea are joining forces in the fight against money laundering, reports the local news agency The Korea Herald.

Bithumb, Upbit, Korbit and Coinone exchanges organized a hotline through which users can report suspicious transactions that may be related to criminal activities, such as financial pyramids. A representative of one of the participating exchanges, on condition of anonymity, said that operators would be able to verify suspicious transactions in real time and immediately block the accounts associated with them if the information is confirmed.

Earlier this month, it became known that 21 South Korean stock exchange cryptocurrencies were audited by the security of local authorities. Most firms were unable to prevent criminal activity, but the measures used by Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit were satisfied with the regulators.

The cooperative step against money laundering via cryptocurrencies is expected to boost the soundness of the industry and to better protect consumers.
 

Quote, Yonhap

On January 20, it was reported that the leaders of the Korean Komid Crypto Exchange were sentenced to prison terms for falsifying trading volumes.