DEC 29, 2023
Samjong KPMG and Xangle to host a seminar to discuss crypto regulatory compliance
Samjong KPMG, the South Korean division of global accounting firm KPMG, is gearing up to host a seminar on virtual assets. The event is scheduled for Jan. 5 (KST) and is organized in partnership with Xangle, a Web3 data intelligence platform. Earlier this month, the two entities agreed to collaborate in exploring on-chain data relevant to crypto accounting.
Growing crypto market
Recently, there has been a notable increase in the crypto market activity in South Korea, with the daily trading volume of virtual assets surpassing KRW 10 trillion (approximately $7.8 billion), equivalent to approximately $7.8 billion. In response to this burgeoning market, South Korea is looking forward to the implementation of the Virtual Asset User Protection Act in July. Additionally, last week, the country’s financial regulators issued the final version of new guidelines for cryptocurrency accounting and disclosure.
In light of these recent developments in South Korea’s crypto market, the event organized by Samjong KPMG and Xangle aims to bring together crypto entrepreneurs to discuss strategies for adapting to the new corporate regulations concerning accounting, disclosure and internal control. This seminar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the crypto industry to prepare for the upcoming regulatory changes, ensuring compliance and effective management in this evolving financial landscape.
From market forecast to taxation
In the upcoming seminar, a series of talks are slated to shed light on the shifting landscape of the cryptocurrency market. The first presentation will feature Junwoo James Kim, Co-CEO of Xangle, who is set to present a forecast for the cryptocurrency market in the next year.
Following Kim’s presentation, Park Jong-baek, a Partner at law firm Bae, Kim & Lee, will take the stage. Park’s expertise in legal matters will guide the audience through the current and forthcoming regulatory trends in virtual assets. Meanwhile, Choi Yeon-taek, Director at Samjong KPMG, will address the practical aspects of the recently released guidelines for cryptocurrency. His discussion will focus on their application in corporate accounting, disclosure and internal control.
Xangle’s Co-CEO Lee Hyun-woo will highlight the importance of complying with disclosure rules for virtual asset information, focusing on aspects like circulating supply. Furthermore, Samjong KPMG’s Director Kim Byung-kook will address taxation issues related to virtual assets.
Accounting transparency and investor protection
According to a report by local news outlet The Maeil Business Newspaper, Park Sung-bae, the head of the virtual asset business consulting division at Samjong KPMG, expressed optimism about the upcoming seminar’s potential impact. He hopes that the event will play a significant role in fostering a healthy cryptocurrency market. The focus will be on changing regulations that aim to enhance accounting transparency and protect investors, underlining the importance of adapting to these changes.
Echoing Park’s sentiments, Lee from Xangle emphasized the importance of clear and well-defined regulations for the cryptocurrency market, given that such regulations enhance transparency and help maintain the overall health of the crypto ecosystem. He highlighted that despite various challenges and concerns, the crypto market has continued to grow. Lee expressed his hope that the seminar will be particularly beneficial for individuals and organizations involved in Web3 projects, aiding them in navigating and understanding the evolving regulatory environment.