South Korea Joins the World Again
For the first time in nearly two months, cryptocurrency prices in South Korea have fallen back down to the rest of the world. During the peak of the cryptoeconomy’s recent bull run, South Korean traders paid more than 50 percent in some cases to buy the same cryptocurrencies that westerners were buying for half the price.
That doesn’t mean traders were exploiting the arbitrage possibilities, as the South Korea cryptoeconomy has been more or less isolated from the West by design.
Could CoinMarketCap Reconsider Now?
Popular global cryptocurrency price site CoinMarketCap caused outcry weeks ago when it announced it would be excluding South Korean exchange data from its price averages going forward — the Kimchi Premium was simply skewing unrealistically high for westerners.
Now that such a premium has evaporated, though, there’s seemingly no reason to maintain the exclusion any longer
We’ll have to watch and see how CoinMarketCap reacts in the coming days.