Tougher rules await Upbit when they when they proceed operating.
Ten South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have applied for registration with the anti-money laundering body Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU) and to have real-name bank accounts to continue operating.
Exchanges without real-name bank accounts will not be allowed to withdraw money for cryptocurrency trading.
However, tougher rules await the 10 exchanges include Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit, Flybit, and KFIU when they proceed operating.
The tougher rules also require cryptocurrency exchanges to get security certificates from the nation's internet security agency.
So far, 28 out of 66 exchanges have obtained such a certificate.
Currently, only Bithumb, Upbit, Coinone, and Korbit among the major exchanges have real-name bank accounts issued by commercial banks.
Exchanges that obtained the security certificates that have no real-name bank accounts can continue their businesses after Saturday but will be unable to continue trading pairs using the South Korean currency.
Some medium-sized exchanges, including Flybit, Coredax, and Foblgate, have suspended trading pairs using the Korean currency or announced the suspension of such trading.
Medium-sized or small exchanges account for five to seven of total cryptocurrency trading in South Korea.Internet Explorer Channel Network