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South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

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The South Korean government reportedly plans to soften its crypto regulations in line with the policies set by the G20 nations in an effort to create “unified regulations.” The Korean regulators have also agreed to apply the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force to its crypto policies.

G20’s Unified Crypto Regulations

South Korea is reportedly planning to follow the policies set by the G-20 nations and soften its crypto regulations, the Korea Times reported.

The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors. Its members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union.

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

The top financial policymakers of these countries have agreed to acknowledge and regulate cryptocurrencies as financial assets, the news outlet noted, elaborating:

Financial policymakers of G-20 nations have set a July deadline for the first step toward ‘unified regulations’ of cryptocurrencies. One reason for the move by the G-20 is that they see cryptocurrencies as ‘too small to jeopardize’ financial markets. The combined market value of cryptocurrencies is less than 1 percent of the global GDP.

Financial Action Task Force Standards

While the G-20 classifies cryptocurrencies as financial assets, the Korean government has earlier classified them as non-financial products due to their speculative nature. Acknowledging the differences, the country’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) was quoted expressing:

It’s almost certain that cryptocurrencies will be classified as assets and the main issue will be centered on how to regulate them properly under the unified frame that will be agreed upon between G-20 nations. Given the current stance, this isn’t good, but we will step up efforts to improve things.

South Korea has also agreed to apply to cryptocurrencies the standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body formed to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, the publication conveyed.

Softening Crypto Policies

Recently, the new FSS chief indicated that he will ease the country’s cryptocurrency regulations. Governor Yoon Suk-heun said there are many positive aspects of cryptocurrencies, promising to release updates on this issue in the near future.

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency RegulationsMeanwhile, the country’s National Tax Agency has been collaborating with the finance ministry to collect tax data in order to establish crypto tax policies. While cryptocurrency transactions are currently tax-free in Korea, crypto operators are required to pay income taxes, the news outlet detailed.

Despite the new FSS chief suggesting an easing of crypto regulations, his department has launched an investigation into crypto exchanges, in collaboration with other related authorities. In March, the prosecution arrested four employees of crypto exchanges including the CEO of Coinnest. Last week, they started investigating the country’s largest crypto exchange, Upbit. This week, three people were arrested from HTS Coin exchange for alleged fraud and embezzlement charges.

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Crypto Market Cap And Bitcoin Holding Support: BCH, BNB, EOS, TRX Analysis

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  • The total crypto market cap is currently holding the key $210.0B support area.
  • Bitcoin price is also trading just above the $8,250 and $8,200 support levels.
  • EOS price is showing positive signs above the $3.050 and $3.000 support levels.
  • Binance Coin (BNB) is up more than 2% and it is trading nicely above the $18.00 resistance.
  • BCH price is holding the $220 support and it could rise above the $235 resistance area.
  • Tron (TRX) price is up around 4% and it is gaining pace above the $0.0162 resistance.

The crypto market cap and bitcoin (BTC) are holding important supports. Ethereum (ETH), binance coin (BNB), ripple, BCH, tron (TRX), litecoin and EOS might climb higher.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis

In the past few hours, there were mostly range moves in BCH price above the $215 support against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair is slowly rising and it is trading near the $225 level. On the upside, a clear break above the $235 and $240 resistance levels is needed for more upsides in the near term.

Conversely, a downside break below the $215 support area might push the price towards the $205 support area or the $200 pivot level.

Binance Coin (BNB), EOS, Tron (TRX) Price Analysis

EOS price is trading nicely above the $3.050 and $3.000 support levels. The price is showing positive signs above $3.100 and it could soon test the $3.200 and $3.250 levels. The main resistance on the upside for the bulls is near the $3.300 level.

Tron price remained in a positive zone and it recently settled above the $0.0160 resistance level. TRX price is currently up around 4% and it is trading nicely above the $0.0162 level. The next key resistance on the upside is near the $0.0165 level.

Tron price remained in a positive zone and it recently settled above the $0.0160 resistance level. TRX price is currently up around 4% and it is trading nicely above the $0.0162 level. The next key resistance on the upside is near the $0.0165 level.

Binance coin (BNB) performed really well in the past two days and broke a few important resistances near the $7.50 level. BNB price even broke the $18.00 level and it is currently trading near the $18.20 level. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $18.50 level, above which it could test the $18.75 and $18.80 resistances.

Bitcoin Crypto Market Altcoins ETH XRP EOS BNB TRX ADA LTC

Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap 4-hours chart, there was a spike towards the $230.0B level. It seems like the market cap failed to gain pace above the $225.0B resistance area. It is currently correcting lower below $220.0B, but holding an important support near the $210.0B level and the 100 SMA. If there is a downside break, the market cap could revisit the $200.0B support. If not, there could be a fresh increase in bitcoin, Ethereum, TRX, LTC, EOS, ripple, ADA, XLM, WTC, BCH, and ICX in the near term.

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UNICEF’s crypto fund shows Bitcoin is accepted as financial asset

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Bitcoin, the king coin with a market share of 66.8 percent, continues to be the market mover as it attracts more sectors. This time around, the news broke from UNICEF as the agency announced that it would be accepting the largest cryptocurrency along with Ethereum for donation with the launch of UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. Moreover, the agency will not be converting the crypto donations to fiat, rather will be held and distributed in crypto.

The announcement read,

“In a first for United Nations organizations, UNICEF will use cryptocurrecy fund open source technology benefiting children and young people around the world.”

Michael Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, spoke about the United Nations agency accepting cryptocurrency, in an interview with CNN. He stated that this shows that more people have started to accept “Bitcoin as a financial asset.” The Bitcoin proponent also pointed that contrary to UNICEF’s crypto fund, there were some charities that accepted Bitcoin, but would later see it for fiat mainly because “they’re more conservative.”

Subsequently, Novogratz also brought up Yale’s venture into the cryptocurrency space toward the end of 2018. The second-largest endowment in higher education backed a multi-million dollar crypto-fund, Paradigm by helping it raise $400 million. He said,

“[…] usually where Yale goes all the rest of the endowments follow. They’ve made investments in Bitcoin. Yale, Harvard and Standford have all invested and ventured funds that own bitcoin and venture properties in the space.”

This was followed by Novogratz speaking about the diversity of the cryptocurrency market and communities, and the on-and-off brawl between communities on social media platforms. To him, Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency that has “a store of value lane.” He went on to say that Gold, which has a $9 trillion market cap, has value because “we say it’s valuable,” whereas the rest of the elements in the periodic table has value because of its use-case. He said,

“I think Bitcoin is going to be valuable just because we say it’s valuable but the rest of the cryptocurrencies are going to need to be used and it’s going to take a while for those economies to develop right? We had a bubble they all went up because they were all the next bitcoin in fact they are all not the next Bitcoin.”

Novogratz added,

“It doesn’t mean the Ethereum project isn’t an awesome project. In three or four or five years, it could be a spectacular project. It might have a huge amount of value but it’s not going to get the value the same Bitcoin does “

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Fidelty quite cautious about offering crypto says exec

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American firm Fidelity Investments has voiced the strict regulatory plans implied to cryptocurrencies in order to support the protection of its clients. Kathleen Murphy, an executive, stated about the measures taken against what to offer on the network. Fidelity is expected to roll out Bitcoin trading for institutional clients in May of 2020.

The personal investing president of American financial services company Fidelity Investments, Kathleen Murphy, has stated that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to ensure the protection of its clients. Murphy asserted this viewpoint during an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 11. After the interviewer asked when she expects users to trade cryptocurrency “in a meaningful way” on Fidelity’s platform, Murphy replied: “You know, we’re really careful about that. So we embrace crypto in terms of trying to understand it and be innovative and thoughtful. We’re also very careful about where we offer those types of things, so they’re not offered broadly on the retail platform. We want to be very careful about making sure that investors who really aren’t institutional investors […] don’t make a mistake with cryptocurrency.”

The firm is geared up to commence Bitcoin Trading for institutional clients in May 2020. Currently, it holds a total of $7.4 trillion worth of customer assets under its management.

Disclaimer: Coinnounce’s views are not necessarily reflected in the articles published, and they are the sole representation of the author’s opinions. Article’s information should not be taken as investment advice. Risks are involved in cryptocurrency investments and trading. Readers are urged to carry out extensive research before making a decision.

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