Bithumb's future is obscure more than ever before since a deal to sell the exchange is at risk, The Korea Herald reports citing a source familiar with the matter.
BTC Korea Holdings, the owner of the Bithumb exchange, last year announced it had agreed to sell the exchange's 50% stake plus 1 share to Singapore-based BK Global Consortium for $333 million.
However, the initially scheduled deal in February was postponed at least twice as BK Global Consortium has paid only $100 million.
Previously, according to the news outlet, BK Group found another investor Cho Yoon-hyeong.
"The deal is proceeding smoothly, and we’re working on details with BTC Holdings," Cho said.