The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb just announced that they have sold more than 38 percent of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium, a blockchain consortium based in Singapore.
As per the report published by CoinDesk Korea, the exchange platform has signed a deal with BK Global Consortium, a blockchain investment firm formed by BK Global on Oct. 11. The deal has been finalized for 400 billion won, or $350 million.
The current owner of the 76 percent of Bithumb’s equity, BTC Holdings Company, has agreed to sell off 50 percent + 1 share of the 76% to the BK Group. Upon the completion of the transaction, the BK Group will become the biggest controller of Bithumb. The report further states that the acquisition deal valued Bithumb at more than 1 trillion won($880 million). The chairman of BK Group and a plastic surgeon, Kim Byung Gun will now be the largest shareholder of Bithumb.