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Game Over for Wemade: South Korean Gaming Giant Slapped with $41M Tax Bill for Crypto Ventures




South Korean Gaming Company Wemade Faces Massive Tax Demand

South Korean Gaming Company Wemade Faces Massive Tax Demand

At the hands of the National Tax Service (NTS), the South Korean gaming company Wemade, which is well-known for its advocacy in blockchain gaming, has been confronted with a massive tax demand equivalent to $41 million. This demand was made with the intention of collecting taxes. An investigation of Wemade’s cryptocurrency operations that took place between the years 2019 and 2022 led to the discovery of this new information. Specifically, the WEMIX tokens that were distributed by Wemade Tree, which is a subsidiary of Wemade, were the primary focus of the investigation.

The cryptocurrency subsidiary of Wemade, known as Wemade Tree, will start releasing WEMIX tokens beginning in January 2019 and lasting until 2022. This period of time will span from January 2019 to 2022. Specifically, this is the subject at hand. The National Transportation Safety Administration (NTS) is now conducting an inquiry into this matter, and as a consequence, the corporation is now compelled to meet a high tax responsibility. This financial setback in striking contrast to the earlier efforts done by the business, such as the development of a $100 million Web3 fund in collaboration with Whampoa Group, which is located in Singapore, is an example of how the corporation has been working to improve its financial situation.

Although WEMIX coins were removed from Korean exchanges the previous year due to data problems, they staged a successful comeback in 2023 and relisted on the same platforms. This was despite the fact that they had been removed from Korean exchanges. A large gain of roughly 90 percent occurred in the value of the token when it was relisted, and it eventually reached 3,000 Korean won, which is equivalent to approximately $2.31.

According to statements made by Wemade, the firm plans to comply with the tax regulations that are now in effect. Having admitted that it will complete its commitment to pay the whole amount by the prescribed date of February 29, 2024, the firm has said that it will do this. A representative for Wemade indicated that the firm has made public its desire to pay the tax obligation in good faith. Wemade has made this communication public. The need of more clear crypto tax regulations for the benefit of the company is brought to light by this remark.

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