South Korean Prosecutors Indict Former Bithumb Chairman in $100M Fraud Probe
Lee Jung-hoon allegedly took the funds from BK Group owner Kim Byeong-gun as an upfront "contract fee" in acquisition negotiations.
South Korea's central bank has picked a blockchain subsidiary of internet giant Kakao.
BOK will base its evaluation on the technological capacity of each firm.
The Korea Financial Intelligence Unit is pushing for exchanges to register in line with new anti-money laundering laws.
Woori Financial Group is joining forces with bitcoin exchange Coinplug to offer the service.
Fourteen were referred for prosecution, 15 were fined and four remain under investigation.