Cheol-Seong Park <Brake News Research Center Director/Columnist>
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▲A panoramic view of Gangnam Police Station
In the domestic virtual currency (coin) market, a violent gang has emerged. Incarceration, intimidation, assault, and extortion have actually occurred. The alarm bell is ringing.
He knows that money can be made in shit and that a gangster is joining in.
Currently, the market price of Bitcoin has exceeded 60 million won. The coin craze is hitting the Korean market in 2021.
There is a boom in creating wallets for coin exchanges of all ages. Not only Bitcoin, but also various altcoins are erupting.
Altcoin is a convenience term that refers to all cryptocurrencies except Bitcoin. Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin are representative. It is no exaggeration to say that 2021 is the age of coins.
The gangsters that frequently appear in the KOSDAQ market have now dipped deep into the coin industry.
On the 9th, Kang Mo, who claims to be abusive in Busan, was seen as a subordinate gang member, and two people, who appear to be subordinates, inflicted violence on coin expert Song Mo. At premium O residence in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, confinement, intimidation, assault, and extortion, which are likely to appear in a gangster movie, actually occurred.
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▲ Mr. Song was injured for more than three weeks in an anterior position, such as a torn eyelid and bruise on his body due to the assault of gangsters.
As a result, the victim Song broke his eyelids and sewed 20 stitches. He suffered more than three weeks of injuries, including blood bruises all over his body and damage to his teeth.
In November of last year, the gangster Kang visited Song, the beginning of the incident. Kang, the gang approached Song to list C Coin.
Kang said, "I am the owner of C coin, and I have a network to be listed on Exchange B, the largest coin exchange in Korea, so please take charge of the work related to coin issuance." When I asked Song for a project, the two's bad luck began.
However, Kang's C coin failed to be listed on Exchange B. Then Gang said that Mr. Song asked for help with listing on other exchanges. Song led the listing of C Exchange, one of the major domestic exchanges, as requested by Kang.
Kang, Gang, this time asked Song to provide liquidity for the listed coins.
During this period, another Busan gangster gangster, Mr. Kim Mo and a loan shark, Mr. Kim, appeared. The owners of the C coin were two gangsters and a loan shark in Busan.
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▲Song's confinement, intimidation, assault, and extortion case
On the 9th, an incident appeared in the gangster movie between them.
Mr. Kim, the gangster, the owner of C Coin, asked to meet the victim, Mr. Song. When Mr. Song entered room 710 of Residence O in Samseong-dong, the gangster Kim and two of his subordinates confined Mr. Song and indiscriminately assaulted him.
During the assault, gangsters used kitchen knives in their cabins. In addition, he threatened to murder and indiscriminately assault and kill any part of his body. At this time, he struck Song's head with a chair, and his eyelids were torn, causing an injury by sewing about 20 stitches.
Song's bleeding intensified due to the assault. Song, who was terrified, begged the gang to go to the hospital.
Then the gangsters said, “If you want to go to the hospital, give me 50 million won right away. And after the hospital treatment, prepare an additional 250 million won.”
When Mr. Song said yes, gangsters transferred Mr. Song to S University Hospital in Gangnam-gu, and was released only after Song remitted 50 million won from the hospital to the bank account of Kim, a loan shark.
On the 13th, the victim Song requested a case for confinement, assault, and threats to the Seoul Gangnam Police Station. Currently, the case has been identified as being investigated by the Gangnam Police Department's strong team.
As the global blockchain market is attracting attention, the size of the domestic coin market is also growing. Meanwhile, even gangsters and loan sharks are dipping their feet into the market.
However, this is a common concern among experts that it cannot be a healthy coin market. The police and the prosecution's response are paying attention.
Mangwooboreu (亡牛補牢) means “to lose a cow and fix the barn” The domestic coin market should never do that.