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Crypto Could Be the Next Big Thing in Finance

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-The Korea Institute of Finance (KIF) has released a report indicating that the growing mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency in South Korea could make the traditional financial system unstable.

-Senior researcher Lee Dai-gi suggested that the growing number of firms investing in volatile cryptocurrencies could experience a loss in profit, which may lead to a deterioration of asset quality and risk damaging the firms reputations.

-While cryptos impact in South Korea is still insignificant, the researcher said that the industrys growth in the country since 2019 indicates that the influence of virtual assets is expected to continue to expand.

-In 2019, there were 914,000 crypto users in South Korea, according to KIF. In 2020, it rose to 1.21 million, and in 2021, there were 5.58 million users.

-On Tuesday, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) announced plans to roll out a digital securities market place operated by the Korea Exchange (KRX), one of the countrys three stock exchanges.

-The Commission will issue more guidance on the commercialization of said assets as well as how they can be issued in Q4 this year.

-Incorporating these assets is necessary to support the sound development of the market and industry based on investor [protections] and financial stability, the announcement read.

-So far, its populace has made its voice clear on the matter, electing pro-crypto President Yoon Suk-yeol in March. To realize the unlimited potential of the virtual asset market, we must overhaul regulations that are far from reality and unreasonable, he said in January.

-Regulators in the country also sprung into action following the implosion of the stablecoin project Terra in May. South Korea was also the home of Terraform Labs and the firms co-founder Do Kwon.

-The task now appears to be balancing innovation in the sector while limiting consumer losses akin to the collapse of Terra.

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