Plastic surgeon buys top South Korean Bitcoin exchange, Bithumb

posted 5 months ago
A consortium led by a prominent Seoul plastic surgeon has reportedly purchased a controlling stake in South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb.

Singapore-based BK Global Consortium bought a 50% stake plus one share in Bithumb, the country's biggest virtual currency exchange, from shareholder BTC Holdings for $353 million. The BK consortium is an investment group led by Kim Byung-gun, a high-profile plastic surgeon who founded BK Plastic Surgery Hospital, a major clinic in Seoul that also has operations in Singapore.
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