South Korea’s Bithumb and Upbit Achieve Unicorn Status

  • South Korea’s two largest crypto exchanges attain unicorn status to take South Korea’s global unicorn ranking to No. 4
  • South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) will tighten the monitoring of new traded assets
  • Upbit accounts for more than 70% of the crypto exchange market

South Korea has had a lot of crypto broadcast appointments lately, with expanded crypto movement drawing the consideration of controllers. Crypto trades, NFTs, and the Metaverse have all drawn expanded interest.

Because of an increment in Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoin exchanging movement, illegal action has likewise been on the ascent, compelling controllers right into it.

Crypto-Assets Face Increased Regulatory Scrutiny

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Recently, South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) reported that it will fix the observation of new exchanged resources. 

New exchanged resources would incorporate cryptos and NFTs. The declaration followed the liable decisions of 7 V Global chiefs who got as much as 22-year prison sentences. Prior in the year, investigators in South Korea had called for ring heads of tricks to get life sentences.

Crypto Exchanges were likewise not a long way from the news lately. In late January, news hit the wires of South Korea’s second biggest trade, Bithumb, suspending crypto withdrawals. 

The suspension of withdrawals purportedly came because of the NH Agricultural Bank requesting client confirmation certificate (KYC) for every private wallet. Bithumb represents roughly 13% of the crypto trade market. South Korea’s biggest crypto trade is Upbit, which represents over 70% of the crypto trade market.

While administrative movement has been on the ascent, crypto trades have acquired unmistakable quality in South Korea.


Unicorn Status for South Korea’s Leading Two Crypto Exchanges

As indicated by Seoulz, 2021 was the greatest year for new companies. An expected record $6bn in funding speculation prompted an ascent in unicorn new companies. 

To qualify as a unicorn, an exclusive beginning should have a valuation in overabundance of $1bn. The quantity of start-up unicorn supposedly remained at 16, positioning South Korea as #4 in the worldwide unicorn rankings. Holding the #1 spot is the U.S, with 206 unicorns followed by China, with 174.

This week, it was accounted for that, as per the Ministry of SMEs and Start-ups (MSS), crypto trades Upbit (Dunamu) and Bithumb accomplished unicorn status in 2021. Upbit indeed positioned second on the Seoulz rankings, with a valuation of $8.5bn.

With the Korean government purportedly searching for the quantity of unicorns to increase to 20 this year, administrative movement could impact the achievement of arriving at the objective.