OFFICIAL: No Cryptocurrency Trading Ban in South Korea, Government Says


The Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean President, has announced that there will be no cryptocurrency trading ban in the short-term.

No ban, all FUD

The South Korean government’s official announcement came after a massive backlash and criticism against the Ministry of Justice, which independently announced its plans of banning cryptocurrency trading. The Ministry did this without the consent of the Ministry of Strategy and Justice and other government agencies involved in the South Korean cryptocurrency regulation task force.

According to the Blue House, more than 60,000 citizens voted in a petition to fire the head of the Ministry of Justice Park Sang-ki, who released a premature statement earlier today, on January 11, that the government will implement a policy to shut down cryptocurrency trading.

Almost immediately after Minister Park released his statement, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance emphasized that it does not support or agree with the decision of the Ministry of Justice to ban cryptocurrency trading. It also added that the Ministry of Strategy and Finance only found out about the statement of Minister Park through media reports, and the decision to ban cryptocurrency trading was not agreed upon by the task force.

In 2016, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who is currently in jail for money laundering and corruption charges, was impeached by the people of the country who strongly voiced out their opposition against the former president. Millions of South Korean citizens came out to the streets and surrounded the Blue House, until the court decided to finally process the impeachment.

Since then, the voice of the South Korean citizens has strengthened and the new government, led by the current President Moon Jae-in, vowed to listen to the people.

In consideration of past events and the government’s announcement that cryptocurrency trading ban will not implemented in the short-term, it is likely that the South Korean government will move towards regulating and fostering the local cryptocurrency market.

Ban unlikely even in long-term

Previously, a spokesperson from the South Korean cryptocurrency task force stated that the country will follow the regulatory roadmap set by major regions like Japan and the US. Hence, it is highly unlikely that even in the long-term, a cryptocurrency trading ban will be imposed. The spokesperson said:

“The South Korean government has no other choice but to follow the regulatory frameworks and trends established by other leading governments. While there certainly exists a negative reputation attached to the cryptocurrencies, the government’s stance is to allow what has to be allowed, for the benefit of the South Korean market.”

First Appear on: Coin Tele Graph


Comments

comments

What's Your Reaction?

Cute Cute
0
Cute
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Fail Fail
0
Fail
Happy Happy
0
Happy
Confused Confused
0
Confused
Dam Dam
0
Dam
Angry Angry
0
Angry

OFFICIAL: No Cryptocurrency Trading Ban in South Korea, Government Says

log in

Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Open List
Ranked List
Ranked List
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format