Secures Electronic Financial Transaction Act and Virtual Asset Service Provider Registration in South Korea Completes Acquisition of Payment Service Provider and Virtual Asset Service Provider

Aug 08, 2022
South Korea Licensure Update

Seoul, August 8, 2022 –, the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency platform, announced today it has secured Electronic Financial Transaction Act and Virtual Asset Service Provider registration by acquiring payment service provider ‘PnLink Co., Ltd.’ and virtual asset service provider ‘OK-BIT Co., Ltd.’. 

“This is an exciting next step for in an important market,” said Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of “We are committed to working with regulators to continue to bring our products and services to market, particularly in countries like South Korea where consumers have shown strong interest and adoption of digital currencies.”

“We believe our services can not only help further evolve and empower commerce in Korea, but also support the greater creation and development of our Web3 ecosystem,” said Patrick Yoon, General Manager, South Korea of “Korea is a tremendously important market for in advancing blockchain technology.”

In achieving this milestone, remains committed to its mission of being an industry leader for regulatory compliance, consumer safety, awareness, and protection. looks forward to continuing to build a direct relationship with Korean users as a secure and regulated platform. continues to grow and expand its ecosystem actively, with more than 50 million users worldwide. Today’s announcement follows having already received in-principle approval for a Major Payment Institution License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, provisional approval of its Virtual Asset License from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, registration in Italy from the Organismo Agenti e Mediatori (OAM), registration in Greece from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, and registration in Cyprus from the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Founded in 2016, serves more than 50 million customers and is the world’s fastest growing global cryptocurrency platform. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy, and compliance, is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem. Learn more at

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