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South Korean Police Imprisons Bithumb CEO for Misappropriation of Funds

by Stew Lane
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South Korean police imprisons Bithumb CEO for misappropriation of funds

In a landmark case that has sent shockwaves through the crypto community, South Korean authorities have arrested the CEO of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges for alleged embezzlement. Kang Jong-hyun, CEO of Bithumb, was apprehended on Tuesday and faces charges relating to the purported misappropriation of millions of dollars and stock price manipulation in Bithumb’s affiliate firms.

The groundbreaking prosecution, which highlights the vulnerability of even established cryptocurrency platforms to fraudulent activities, underscores the importance of protecting digital assets. Apart from Kang, his siblings were also on the radar of prosecutors in this embezzlement.

When was the case highlighted?

The case drew attention last month when South Korean prosecutors unleashed a flurry of charges against executives from Bithumb-affiliated companies for misconduct ranging from breach of trust to fraud. Confirming the news to Forkast via text message, the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office sent shockwaves through the country and sparked a lively debate over corporate responsibility to prevent fraudulent activities in the country.

Who were the other persons involved in the case?

South Korea has some of the most stringent privacy laws in the world, to such an extent that even prosecutors’ offices can’t reveal the complete identity of other individuals. Hence, the spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office refused to divulge any identifying information due to the nation’s unusually strict legislation.


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