With the revised Korean Specific Financial Information Act (SFIA) that regulates virtual asset providers in effect on the March 25th, exchanges that have not yet issued real-name confirmation deposit and withdrawal accounts from banks have started to prevent customer churn.
The so-called 'Kimchi Premium (KIMP)' phenomenon in which the price of domestic virtual assets is higher than that of overseas is rising again. Until the beginning of this year, the 'Reverse Premium' of which foreign transaction prices were higher than the domestic price continued, but the recent enthusiasm for investing in domestic virtual assets is heating up and there are signs that Kimchi Premium is intensifying.
As the amendment bill of the Specific Financial Information Act (Special Act) that regulates virtual asset business operators is being implemented from the March 25th, attention is also focused on whether there are any points that general investors should pay attention to.
As interest in the virtual asset market, such as the surge in bitcoin this year, increased rapidly, the amount of daily virtual asset transactions in Korea exceeded 8 trillion won. This is an increase of more than eight times from the average daily transaction amount of 9,759 billion won last year.
Last week, in foreign media dealing with the news of virtual assets, the expression “worst week” came out a lot. This is because bitcoin's decline was large, and the price of bitcoin (BTC) based on the coin market cap has fallen by more than 18% over the past week.
On the 19th, the daily trading value of the Upbit (www.upbit.com) won market exceeded 10 trillion won. The most traded stock on this day was BORA, which traded over 2 trillion won in the last 24 hours, and the daily increase rate recorded 433%. Paycoin, which increased 25 times in the day before, was traded at 1.4 trillion won on Upbit that day, and plummeted 46.41%.
Bithumb (www.bithumb.com), a virtual asset exchange, is aggressively responding to illegal listed brokers.
Lambda256, a blockchain service platform, will start developing a blockchain-based digital asset service with economical and scalable capabilities.
Korea Digital Asset Trust (KDAC), a virtual asset custodial company invested by Shinhan Bank, utilizes the technology of a virtual asset financial company 'Bitgo'.
The Personal Information Protection Committee announced on the 15th January that it requested Kakao to convert all existing Kakao Map favorites folders to private in connection with the controversy regarding the leakage of Kakao Map personal information.