South Korea’s decision to further regulate speculation in cryptocurrency trading is “quite positive,” according to BitSpread Founder and CEO Cedric Jeanson.”I think it’s normal,” said Jeanson, whose firm oversees more than $1 billion in trades per month. BitSpread makes bets based on price disparities between exchanges that deal in cryptocurrencies.Authorities in Seoul plan to ban anonymous cryptocurrency accounts and want to close virtual coin exchanges. The government has already warned that virtual coins cannot function as actual currency and could result in high losses due to excessive volatility. And Seoul has announced plans to tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading.
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