Ethereum, Ripple price

All the major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, have taken huge hits in the last 12 hours. The global cryptocurrency market is down nearly $100 billion following news that South Korea, one of cryptocurrency's biggest markets, is considering a ban on all crypto trading in the country.

At a press conference this morning, Justice minister Park Sang-ki said that the government is drafting a bill that would ban all trading of virtual currencies on exchanges located in South Korea. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,” Park told a news conference, according to Reuters.

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Crypto-currencies take huge dive as South Korea considers ban originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 15:04:02 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.