[Ed note: This post, published on the “Law and Other Things” blog, has been co- authored by Namratha Murugeshan and Prachi Srikant Tadsare. The views expressed by the authors are in a personal capacity and do not reflect the views of the institution the authors are affiliated to.]
On December 28, 2017 the South Korean government banned domestic cryptocurrency exchanges from allowing users to transact through anonymous accounts.
Anguk Law Offices is a small boutique firm in Seoul holding itself out as a firm for foreign investors and immigrants. But, it is in the spotlight in the cryptocurrency and public law space as a result of this ban. Anguk is putting forward a unique argument on behalf of cryptocurrency investors in retaliation to the South Korean government’s administrative guidance.