공동저자: Hashed 강병진 Legal Officer & Hexlant 최지혜 HASC PO

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금융위원회(“금융위”)가 가상자산과 관련된 특정금융거래정보의 보고 및 이용 등에 관한 법률(“특금법”)의 시행령 개정안을 입법예고하며 블록체인 업계가 떠들썩한 모양새다.

금융위는 보도자료를 통해 가상자산사업자의 유형을 1) 가상자산 거래업자 2) 가상자산 보관관리업자 3) 가상자산 지갑서비스업자 등 세가지로 제시했다. 이는 가상자산사업자의 업태를 영업으로 하는 자를 규제대상으로 지정하는 특금법 개정안의 종속 법령인 시행령이 상위 법령의 해석을 주요 가상자산사업자로 제한하는 상충된 내용을 가지고 있다. 또한 객관적인 접근 기준을 …


On August 6, 2020, Hashed formed a strategic partnership with KB Kookmin Bank, Haechi Labs and Cumberland Korea to advance the emerging market for digital assets in South Korea. Their cooperation around fundamental technologies such as blockchain will entail managing and storing digital assets, advocating for optimal regulatory developments, and transforming the traditional financial sector.

The timely announcement comes at the backdrop of the recent approval by the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for US banks to provide custody services for digital assets. …


A Comprehensive Overview of the “Crypto Amendment”

March 5, 2020 marked a historic win for the industry as the South Korean National Assembly finally approved to partially amend the Act on Reporting and Use of Certain Financial Transaction Information (the “Amendment”), which many hail as the first legislative act to legitimize virtual assets (“VAs”) and virtual asset service providers (“VASPs”). [1] Since Park Yong-jin, a member of the National Policy Committee from the ruling Democratic Party, first attempted to introduce a bill to tax VAs back in 2017, it has taken three years to pass the National Assembly hurdle.

The…


On February 18, Hashed hosted the Korea Fintech Law Society (the “KLFS”) for a seminar on the rising topic of Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”) within the blockchain industry. The effort reflects Hashed’s ongoing initiative to engage with the regulators, lawmakers, and legal professionals to help instil best practice for the industry and nurture innovation through open collaboration.

The KFLS consists of members of reputable law firms such as Bae, Kim & Lee and Liberty Law belonging to the KFLS President Jieun Lee; eminent law professors at Sungkyunkwan University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; financial institutions such as the World Bank…


Simon Kim, the CEO and Managing Partner at Hashed, speaks at the Milken Institute’s Middle East and Africa Summit 2020

Attended by United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Al-Muhairi, Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell, Bridgewater Associates’ Raymond Dalio, and Al Shaya Group’s Mohammed Al Shaya, the Milken Institute invited Simon Kim for his expertise in the growing importance of digital assets in the global financial market. [1]

Among the panelists that included Michael Gronager at Chainalysis, George Kikvadze at Bitfury, Mike Novogratz at Galaxy Digital, and Navin Gupta at Ripple, Simon Kim…


There is a prevailing misconception, both within and outside the blockchain industry, that the term “decentralization” is simply antonymic to “centralization.” Unlike the latter, which signifies a trusted authority responsible for facilitating interactions and ensuring accountability among its participants, most imagine the former to be a nebulous cloud of chaotic entanglements without rules or order. The cryptocurrency crash of 2018, fraudulent ICOs, and malicious exchange hacks have certainly added color to this imagery, but it lacks a holistic perspective in understanding what decentralization truly implies.

At Hashed, we have the privilege of working with founders and industry leaders zealously working…


On December 12, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) published its Initial Coin Offering (‘ICO’) scam settlement with AriseBank, in which the two former executives have been ordered to pay $2.7 million for defrauding hundreds of investors. [1] In light of SEC’s increasing enforcement actions, such as against Airfox and Paragon for failing to register their coins as securities, it is likely that the SEC will toughen its regulatory stance going forward.

For all the players in the industry who wish to abide by the law, the frustration is more than palpable. Bad actors are tarnishing the reputation…

Jin Kang

Legal and Compliance Officer at Hashed

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