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Overseas cryptocurrency exchanges using Korean currency required to register with anti-money laundering body
Overseas-based cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Binance, must register with South Korea's anti-money laundering body when using the won currency in serving local customers.
The revised law mandating the registration with the (Korea) Financial Intelligence Unit went into effect in March with a six-month grace period.
From Sept. 25, banks are required to issue real-name accounts under stricter guidelines to prevent money laundering and assess a cryptocurrency exchange's possibility of criminal activity, transparency, and business risks.
The law also mandates that minor cryptocurrency exchanges, estimated at around 100 in Soth Korea, be banned from withdrawing money for cryptocurrency trading absent real-name bank accounts.
Minor cryptocurrency exchanges have been using opaque accounts to lure investors, according to Financial Services Commission Chairman Eun Sung-soo.
South Korean investors have been heavily investing in virtual currency as they see it as a lucrative asset.