Yoon Suk-heun, the new governor of South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), said that the country’s top financial regulator will consider easing cryptocurrency regulations. “Regarding cryptocurrencies, there are some positive aspects,” Yoon told reporters after President Moon Jae-in approved his nomination to lead the government agency.
His nomination was submitted by the Financial Services Commission (FSC), which said on Friday that Yoon was an ideal candidate “to lead innovation” in the industry. “The FSS will collaborate with the FSC when an inspection on policies and financial institutions has different configurations associated with different scopes.
The FSC inspects policies, while the FSS examines and supervises financial institutions but with the oversight of the FSC,” Yoon said. Prior to his appointment as FSS chief, Yoon, a visiting professor of economics at the Seoul University, had worked in the public in a number of positions including the head of a committee under the FSC that mapped out reforms for the regulator.
He was also the chairman of the FSC’s Financial Administration Innovation Committee. With Yoon heading the FSS, insiders predict structural changes in the country’s regulatory framework.
Yoon like his two predecessors Choe Heung-sik and Kim Ki-sik, comes from a non-bureaucratic background. Earlier this year, the FSC implemented new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts in an effort to clamp down on speculative investing in the cryptocurrency markets. Read more from coinjournal.net…
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