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South Korean Regulator Provides Direction On Security Tokens


The country’s Capital Markets Act will Regulate Digital Assets that fit the Descriptions.


South Korea laid out direction that specifies which sorts of digital assets will be considered and regulated as securities in the country.

In a public statement, The Financial Services Commission (FSC) highlighted that digital assets that fit the characteristics laid out in the country’s Capital Markets Act will be treated as securities.

Securities are considered to be financial investments if investors don’t have to make additional payments after their unique Investments.

Moreover, the FSC also provided examples of which digital assets will in all likelihood be classified as securities. According to the FSC, this may include tokens that provide a stake in business operations, gives holders privileges to dividends or residual assets or provides profit generated by the business to the investors.

Cryptocurrencies that fit the descriptions of Safety Tokens will be regulated under the country’s Capital Markets Regulation. In the interim, digital assets that don’t fit the characteristics of securities will be governed by other upcoming Regulations.


According to the FSC, token issuers and brokers will be tasked with making the evaluations on which Crypto will be classified as Securities based on the regulations.The evaluation will be on a case-to-case basis.

The Financial Regulator also noted that the New Direction is part of Preparations for the legalization of the giving and conveying of Safety Tokens inside the country.
South Korea has been actively participating in the Crypto Ecosystem, with different sectors inside the country continuously developing. On Jan. 19, the city of Busan revealed plans to lay out a decentralized digital commodities exchange. Government officials noted that the platform is set to start its operations this year.

Apart from this, the country’s Ministry of Equity also plans to convey a global positioning framework for Crypto. On Jan. 29, the South Korean government said that it will present a global positioning framework that aims to combat money laundering efforts and recover funds connected to criminal activities.

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