Binance Korea

Binance Korea Plans Shutdown Due To Low Trading Volume

Binance Korea, the South Korean arm of the crypto trading firm Binance has disclosed plans to shut down its operations.

The announcement was made via its blogs this week. It mentioned that the decision was because of the declining liquidity and low trading volume of its BKRW trading pairs.

The BKRW trading pair stablecoin is fixed 1:1 to the Korean Won and is utilized for crypto-to-crypto settlements on the platform.

Process of Shutting Down

As indicated by the info given by Binance KR, the closure and course of events will start with stopping all new account opening on Thursday. The stopping of exchanging services is booked for January 10, 2021, with the complete closure of the platform and delisting of all BKRW pairs expected to occur on Jan. 29. 

Binance KR clients currently have until Jan. 29 to trade their BKRW possessions either for the BUSD stablecoin or other stable digital currencies.

History of Binance Korea

Crypto exchange Binance reported the launch of its South Korean platform back in March.

At the time of the launch, the news affirmed a long hypothesis of Binance seeking after extension plans. It was believed that the extension into the nation was supposed to be forged through association with neighborhood fintech firm BxB. 

There has been wide reports on liquid and bankruptcy in many firms across South Korea as far back as 2019. 

Binance KR announcing contracting liquidity for exchanging Won-financed exchanging pairs is indicative of past liquidity issues revealed in the more extensive South Korean crypto market.

South Korean Legislations

South Korea’s National Assembly passed an updated bill on the utilization of unique monetary exchange data, zeroing in on the presentation of a license framework for crypto trades. 

The Financial Supervisory Service and the FIU will likewise fortify the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) framework for digital assets.

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