Exchanges in Asia Face Challenges

Judy Rubio

As many news agencies report, Korean exchanges are struggling and cannot continue further expansion and all this due to numerous uncertain regulations. Dozens of cryptocurrency exchanges in several countries shrink – their number within national frontiers is decreasing because they meet a lack of transparency and clarity in the newly created regulatory system.

Uncertainty won’t do any good to the economy and regulatory imbalance in the Asian country keeps causing some of the leading Asian exchanges and crypto platforms to lose partnerships with international traders. Instead, they now intend to turn their focus on the native audience which makes the situation more challenging.

Upbit representatives feel worried and demonstrate their concerns about the firm’s platform coping with major issues related to the trading of fiat and crypto to its customers. The team has been successfully operating for the past two years and has helped thousands of individuals to perform trading and money transactions. Nowadays the company has faced problems and finds it difficult to survive.

Executives note that they consider new contacts and partnerships and find them just a partial way out and weak solution. A month ago, Upbit established a partnership with K Bank, which is an institution operating through the Internet only. Many officials claim that their new collaboration will permit them to return fiat trading for domestic users.

Foreign Partners Are Blocked

Analysts confirm that the situation is rather complicated now. However, customers located in other countries still hope they will not be completely blocked from utilizing this feature. Unfortunately, banking regulations set by the Korean government do not allow foreigners to open accounts with the internet-only organization.

On the other hand, the new contact will replace an old one thanks to the Industrial Bank. Users should bear in mind that foreign clients using Upbit will need to withdraw their fiat funds from their accounts on the platform before this Friday. According to specialists, it’s of utmost importance for all to ensure complete regulatory compliance.

At the same time, the fact that foreign traders can’t work through the old bank was far from being the most significant factor in the collaboration. Korbit as well as Coinone are popular exchanges operating in Korea that have applied a process of authentication during which the individual needs to enter his mobile number with a domestic code. This limitation immediately eliminates international customers from both exchanges. Another factor that makes the crypto sector even more restricted is the twenty-percent tax.

Foreigners utilizing the platform paid twenty-two percent of their gains to the platform when they wanted to cash out their funds. This measure ensured that the exchange can pay the taxes when the government decides to implement new rules. Legislators proposed a twenty percent tax. Nevertheless, they didn’t officially announce it. This regulation can significantly impact the majority of exchanges in the country, but we first should find out more about the details of the new guideline describing taxes.