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South Korean government officials consider making cryptocurrency, blockchain regulations laxer

Namrata Shukla



South Korean govt. officials consider making crypto and blockchain regulations laxer
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The cryptocurrency world has been pushing its limit to educate people about blockchain and cryptocurrency globally. South Korea was one of the countries to adopt the new tech, but framed strong regulations to keep the field from the illicit players.

At the recent Deconomy conference in Seoul, South Korea, government officials said that it was time to re-evaluate the cryptocurrency policies of the country.

Song Hee-kyong, the co-president of the 4th Industry Forum of the National Assembly, said:

“The government has misunderstood the virtual currency and tried to meet the real currency standards, so there are various problems.The industry does not stand still while waiting for the regulatory sandbox authorization, so it is just like keeping it in the box.”

Min Byung-doo, the chairman of Korea’s National Policy Committee, told the audience that the government’s idea was to protect the economy of the nation by ‘vaccinating’ it against the first major run-up of cryptocurrencies, reported Beincrypto. The chairman, however, acknowledged that the market has matured and the need for such stringent regulations are less.

The chairman further added that it will be illogical for the government to pass a sandbox policy to facilitate the growth of fintech and restrict the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency sector.

However, the chairman of the Special Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution of the National Assembly, Choung Byoung-gug, informed that the government officials were cautious in imposing new policies around cryptocurrencies as they feared that the policies would have a negative impact on the crypto-market.

However, the chairman expects to see some changes occur in the near-term, reported Messari.

This announcement, which loosens the grip around the crypto market, was in contradiction with United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], which is aiming to enforce the Howie Test for ICOs. The environment looks appropriate for South Korea to completely adopt cryptocurrencies as the market showcases bullish trends.

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Namrata is a full-time journalist and is interested in covering everything under the sun, with a special focus on the crypto market.


Tron [TRX] surges by over 6% as token storms back into the top 10




Tron [TRX] price surges by over 6% as token back in top 10 as bulls take control
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Tron’s [TRX] price was surging, even as the cryptocurrency market cooled down following a brief rally anchored by Bitcoin [BTC]. The collective market cap stood at $324 billion. Following the surge, the token was back among the top 10 coins of the cryptocurrency market, a month after CEO Justin Sun promised the same. His tweet had said,

“#TRON will be back to Top 10 in June! #BitTorrent will be Top 30 in Q2! Let’s wait and see! #BTT $BTT $TRX #TRX”

However, despite the fact that Tron’s native token was prospering, BitTorrent [BTT] was still down at the 35th position on CoinMarketCap.

Despite low trading volume lately, TRX gradually climbed to break its resistance at $0.035. The latest bullish swing was speculated to lead TRX to breach the much-awaited $0.04 resistance.

Tron’s climb up the charts and into the top 10 is a surprise for some, especially since Tron overtook Cardano. The Charles Hoskinson-led crypto is still on a high after recent updates in its ecosystem, including the Shelly testnet going live.

Tron however, has not being standing idly. Recently, CEO Justin Sun revealed that Tron’s DApp trading volumes has exceeded those of EOS and Ethereum. Further, the Tron Foundation recently released a version of the Odyssey update on its mainnet. Further, Tron’s blockchain saw the release of a USD-backed stablecoin by Carbon recently.

Tron [TRX] 1-hour chart

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Tron was up by 6.40% over the past 24 hours, driving its valuation to $0.039. Additionally, the digital asset rose by 3.7% over the last hour, at press time. TRX registered a market cap of $2.58 billion and a 24-hour trading volume of $900 million. The exchange with the highest TRX trading volume was, contributing 9.52% to the volume via the TRX/USDT trading pair.

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