South Korea’s biggest crypto exchanges are tentatively reopening their bricks-and-mortar customer centers – seemingly driven by a rise in older would-be investors who would rather get tips on crypto buying on a face-to-face basis than via smartphone or PC apps.
Per Chosun and Joongang Ilbo, the market-leading trading platform Bithumb has announced that it will be opening its flagship Seoul customer center in the affluent Gangnam District of the capital. The center had been closed to customers during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the exchange now feels it has enough in the way of mitigating measures to offset any potential virus transmission risks – and has this week reopened for business.
Chosun carried a Yonhap news agency photograph of an older-looking South Korean man, wearing a face mask, having his temperature checked by a member of Bithumb staff, who was also wearing a facial covering.
Joongang, meanwhile, quoted a Bithumb spokesperson as saying,