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Korea’s AML guidelines for virtual currencies: an overview

The Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) of the Republic of Korea (hereafter ‘Korea’) has published new guidance on preventing money laundering in activities related to virtual currency, the purpose of which is to both further clarify the provisions of a number of AML/virtual currency acts in Korea, and also to provide requirements for financial companies to comply with to effectively prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. You Chull Jung, Partner at Lee & Ko, provides an overview of these guidelines.

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