South Korea Will Permit Bitcoin Firms for International Money Transfers

South Korea Will Permit Bitcoin Firms for International Money Transfers

The South Korean government will issue permits to FinTech firms including bitcoin mediated foreign currency transfer services to enable international money transfers for small funds. Come August 15, about 40 FinTech firms are expected to launch international money transfer services after receiving permits from the Financial Supervisory Service, South Korea’s financial regulator. According to the Korea Herald, the permitted amount for a one-off transfer via a FinTech firm will be $3,000 or less. The annual limit for a single account will be capped at $20,000 for transfers through FinTech....


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