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개정된 특금법시행 앞두고 금융위 “가상화폐거래소 폐업주의”당부

The financial authorities warned investors to beware of the “closing of business” of cryptocurrency exchanges ahead of the amendment of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Transaction Information (hereinafter referred to as the Special Privileges Act), which is effective from March 25 .

This is because on the 16th, the Financial Services Commission passed a state council meeting on the revision bill of the enforcement ordinance of the Special Act, which stipulates the obligations of virtual asset providers (VASP) to prevent money laundering (AML).

VASP under the Special Fund Law △Selling and buying virtual assets (cryptocurrency) △Exchange for other cryptocurrencies △Cryptocurrency transfer △Cryptocurrency storage and management △Cryptocurrency brokerage and brokerage Corresponds to. It is largely divided into cryptocurrency trading companies (exchanges), storage management companies (trusted companies), and wallet service companies.

Under the Special Funds Act, existing VASPs must file a report by September 24th after a grace period of ‘6 months’. However, the Financial Services Commission predicted that some VASPs may close their business immediately without reporting.

The Financial Services Commission urged VASP users to be cautious that they would like to make virtual asset transactions after’confirming the status of reporting by existing business operators as much as possible and whether or not the business continues.’ In addition, the Financial Services Commission did not forget to warn against “collecting users’ resident registration numbers.”

According to the Financial Information Analysis Agency (FIU) of the Financial Services Commission, which is in charge of accepting VASP reports, VASP can only collect a user’s resident registration number (customer verification obligation)’after receipt of the report’. For this reason, it is also necessary to be careful that VASPs, which have not received the report, collect the individual’s social security number.

On the other hand, it is essential to have’ISMS certification’ and’real-name account’ in the requirements for acceptance of a report under the Special Act. As of March, 12 of the domestic exchanges have obtained ISMS certification, and only “Bitsum·Upbit·Coinone·Cobit” have opened real-name accounts.

The acceptance of the VASP declaration is available from the 25th, and the existing business operator must complete the acceptance of the declaration by September 24th. Existing business operators are allowed to use’*beehive account’ until the grace period.

(*Honeycomb account: It is a method of placing individual accounts of several traders under a corporate account, created as some cryptocurrency exchanges began to use it as a bypass to attract investors.)

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