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South Korean cryptocurrency regulator found dead in his home

Jung Ki-joon, who led South Korea on its cryptocurrency regulation, found dead in his home

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 19, 2018 @ 23:59 CST

There was some huge cryptocurrency FUD spreading in early January, when South Korea was reportedly preparing a new bill that would ban cryptocurrency trading.

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One of the officials who helped South Korea's regulatory changes on cryptocurrency, Jung Ki-joon, has been found dead in his home. Ki-joon was the head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, where he helped the efforts to mold a new legislation that would slow and stop crypto speculation and illegal activity.

Ki-joon is presumed to have had a heart attack, with Yonhap reporting that a government official said "he died from some unknown cause. He passed away while he was sleeping and [his] heart [had] already stopped beating when he was found dead".

NEWS SOURCES:Wsj.com

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