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South Korean Banks Hesitant to Extend Partnerships with Crypto Exchanges

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 06:04
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Alex Dovbnya
South Korean banks have begrudgingly extended contracts with local exchanges until September while thorough screening is ongoing
South Korean Banks Hesitant to Extend Partnerships with Crypto Exchanges
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South Korean banks are reluctant to renew contracts with local cryptocurrency exchanges, Business Korea reports.
So far, major crypto trading platforms are being screened by their banking partners to make sure that they are reliable and safe enough.

Major South Korean Bank Makes Foray Into Cryptocurrency Custody
Upbit and Bithumb, the two biggest crypto players in South Korea, extended their current partnerships until Sept. 24, on condition that they report real-name accounts to the country’s financial intelligence unit to prevent money laundering and illicit fund flows.

Since exchange partnerships do not bring substantial profits, banks are unwilling to take on the responsibility of dealing with the potential risks that they entail.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at