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Bitcoin Price Fluctuating due to Uncertain Government Stance

16:30 January 12, 2018 replay time00:39

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The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae and the Ministry of Justice issued very different responses regarding policies on shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges and the bitcoin price fluctuated greatly.

According to Bithumb, the largest domestic cryptocurrency exchange, the price of Bitcoin yesterday (Jan. 11) fell rapidly from around 21 million won to 17.5 million won and barely recovered to around 20 million won.

At a new year press conference, Minister of Justice Park Sang-ki stated, "We are currently preparing legislation that prohibits the trading of cryptocurrencies through cryptocurrency exchanges."

However, Senior Presidential Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Yeong-chan stated, "The statement regarding the shutdown of the exchanges was not confirmed, and it will be determined after discussions and adjustments with each department."

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가상화폐거래소 정부 입장 혼선에 비트코인값 널뛰기

가상화폐 거래소 폐쇄 방침을 두고 청와대와 법무부가 결이 다른 반응을 내놓으면서 비트코인 가격이 큰 폭으로 출렁였습니다.

국내 최대 규모 가상화폐 거래소 빗썸에 따르면 비트코인 가격은 어제(11일) 2천100만원 선에서 1천750만 원대까지 급락했다 가까스로 2천만 원선을 회복하고 있습니다.

박상기 법무부 장관은 신년 간담회에서 "거래소를 통한 가상화폐 거래를 금지하는 법안을 준비 중"이라고 밝혔습니다.

하지만 윤영찬 청와대 국민소통수석은 "거래소 폐지 관련 발언은 확정된 것이 아니며 각 부처의 논의와 조율을 거쳐 결정될 것"이라고 밝혔습니다.

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