The South Korean government has drafted an amendment to an existing law, which would require public officials to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings.
According to the draft, public officials are abusing their positions, as well as the fact that the current Public Service Ethics Act does not specifically require them to disclose their digital asset holdings in addition to real estate, cash, or stock holdings worth over $7,500.
It asked that,"Unlike deposits and securities, all virtual assets must be registered regardless of the amount."Additionally, there are plans to specify relevant details such as the method of calculating or displaying the value of a digital asset.There is also a note on receiving "information from the virtual asset operator with the consent of the person" when registering property.
The draft, submitted on May 19, is currently in the 'committee review' stage. It should be submitted for a final vote in a plenary session on May 25.Digital assets are not subject to registration and reporting, the draft says.Read more on cryptonews.com