Sa huli ang lahat Enero, it became known about the official ban by the South Korean authorities of anonymous transactions in cryptocurrencies, na kung saan ay pumasok sa puwersa sa Enero 30. Alinsunod sa mga iniaatas ng mga Financial Services Commission ng South Korea (GETTING), anim na mga bangko ay nangako na magtatag ng isang imprastraktura para sa paglikha ng mga kuwento sa tunay na pangalan. Gayunman, bilang ito naka-out mamaya, banks are not required to provide new services to clients of Cryptocurrency Exchanges.
“The creation of new accounts assigned to a currency exchange is a voluntary decision of the bank,” a banking industry official told the South Korean edition of Yonhap. He explains: “Banks that have legal obligations to prevent money laundering are checked only by internal procedures: confirmation of clients from the crypto exchange, stability of the system, protection of user information and compliance with anti-money laundering norms.”
Of the six banks mentioned earlier, only three – Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup Bank and Industrial Bank of Korea – provide accounts to customers of Crypto Exchanges. And only four of the 25 South Korean currency exchange exchanges changed anonymous accounts to accounts with real names. Gayon, the new legislative requirements correspond to Bithumb, Upbit, Coinone and Korbit.
According to Asia Economic, Shinhan Bank, which serves Bithumb, also decided to temporarily exclude the exchange from the process of creating accounts with real names. The representative of the bank explained that this measure was taken in connection with the fact that “the exchange is checked by the police” in the case of last year’s robbery.
Small and medium-sized exchanges that provide corporate accounts, rather than virtual ones, regulate other requirements. According to the Yonhap publication, at the moment, the use of corporate accounts is allowed provided that the exchanges can fully support their obligations to prevent money laundering, as well as to confirm the identification of customers. Bukod pa rito, they will be subjected to “thorough checks by banks and financial authorities.” Gayunman, many exchanges did not receive confirmation of new accounts and told Yonhap reporters that they would suspend transactions if the situation did not change. According to the Korean Blockchain Association, about 787,600 customers use the services of such exchanges, whose assets are currently in limbo.
May-akda: Richard Abermann