Former Bithumb Chairman faces eight-year imprisonment

Lee Jeong-hoon, the former chairman of Bithumb, one of South Korea’s major cryptocurrency exchanges, is at the center of a legal battle and might be facing an eight-year prison sentence in the appeal whose verdict is scheduled for Jan. 18.

According to Korean local media reports, prosecutors contend that Lee intended to revamp Bithumb’s governance to gain from exchange coins, circumventing financial regulations. They claim Lee knew about challenges in the BXA Coin listing but didn’t disclose it to Kim. Despite listing issues, Lee purportedly received payments without informing Kim about the decision not to list BXA Coin.

The South Korean prosecutors requested an eight-year prison…

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