Upbit cements leadership in South Korea’s crypto trading scene

Amid controversial regulatory efforts being made to maintain cryptocurrency trading in order, Upbit seems to have solidified its leadership in the market.

Upbit retained its title as South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency trade in phrases of money parked, and the variety of subscribers and transactions, knowledge confirmed Sunday.

According to the information from Rep. Yoon Do-hyun of the People Power Party, a member of National Policy Committee, Upbit had 5.3 trillion received ($4.5 million) deposited its accounts, 4 instances bigger than three native rivals — Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit — mixed.

The checklist confirmed Bithumb was second-largest, with over 1.3 trillion received in deposits. Total deposits made to Coinone and Korbit marked 248 billion received and 69 billion received, respectively.

The complete variety of Upbit customers as of July was 4.7 million, 3.6 instances greater than Bithumb. It additionally had 8.6 instances as many customers as Coinone and 47 instances greater than Korbit.

Data confirmed Upbit and the three rivals attracted tens of millions of recent prospects this yr.

From April to July, the variety of new customers who opened accounts in Upbit was 1.8 million. Bithumb drew in 450,000 new customers, whereas Coinone and Korbit every attracted 170,000 and 45,000 customers in the identical interval.

While confirming its prime place, Upbit mentioned it will go its personal method in complying with the “journey rule” as effectively.

The rule requires digital asset service suppliers to ascertain a system in a position to make real-name verifications of senders’ identities for worldwide transfers, by March 25.

Upbit initially deliberate to launch a three way partnership to co-develop options for the journey rule with Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit. But the corporate left the enterprise on Aug. 18, saying it will create its personal journey rule resolution by way of in-house blockchain know-how analysis arm Lambda256.

The knowledge additionally confirmed {that a} rising variety of Korean youngsters are leaping into digital coin funding. As of July, a mixed 4 billion received was deposited to the highest 4 crypto exchanges beneath teen buyers’ names. If including the worth of cash purchased by them, the scale of stripling investments could transcend the 4 billion won-mark, market insiders mentioned, with out suggesting an estimated determine.

Teens bought and purchased cash round 1.9 million instances between April and July. They made transactions 17.2 instances monthly on common.

By Byun Hye-jin ([email protected])

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