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Thai Police Arrest 24 Chinese Nationals for Alleged Bitcoin Scam

News Thai immigration officials have arrested 24 Chinese nationals who were running an alleged cryptocurrency scam call center in the Rama III neighborhood of Bangkok. According to an official announcement on Dec. 2, the Immigration Bureau of the Royal Thai Police arrested 24 individuals, seized 6..

Thailand Introduces Blockchain-Based Tax Refunds for Oil Exporters

News The Excise Department in Thailand is poised to introduce a new way of refunding overpaid taxes to oil exporters by using blockchain technology. On Nov. 25, director-general Patchara Anuntasilpa told the Bangkok Post that the Thailand Excise Department will change its current tax refund practi..

Thailand: Cryptocurrency Law Will Change in 2020 to Stay ‘Competitive’

News Lawmakers in Thailand plan to reform cryptocurrency laws after voicing concerns that they have made the country uncompetitive. As local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reported on Nov. 25, Thailand’s regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to reconsider its cry..

Thailand Pushes Permissive Regulations as First Legal ICO Is Launched

Analysis After initially seeking to ban Bitcoin in 2013, Thailand has since developed a permissive regulatory apparatus for digital currencies and cryptocurrency fundraising methods. Thai financial services firm Seamico Securities recently announced that it has received approval from the country’s..

Thailand’s First Regulated ICO Portal Targets $98M Token Offering

News SE Digital, a subsidiary of major financial services firm Seamico Securities, has been confirmed as the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal operator to be approved by Thailand’s securities regulator. According to an Oct. 11 report from The Bangkok Post, SE Digital plans to launch Thailan..

Thai Oil and Gas Firm Develops Blockchain-Based Renewables Platform

News Thai state-owned oil and gas company PTT and blockchain energy nonprofit Energy Web Foundation (EWF) are jointly building a blockchain-based renewables platform. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 11, the parties are developing a regional solution based on the Ene..

Thai ‘Cryptocurrency Wizard’ Nabbed for Alleged Role in $16M Heist

News A 48-year old Thai man who called himself the “cryptocurrency wizard” has been arrested in Bangkok over his alleged role in a 500 million baht ($16.3 million) crypto exchange fraud. The Bangkok Post reports on Sept. 5 that police nabbed Mana Jumuang, who has been under an arrest warrant since..

Thai Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitcoin Co. Ltd. Closing Down Operations

News Thailand’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Co. Ltd. (BX.in.th) is closing down all of its trading operations. The exchange announced its decision to discontinue trading on Sept. 2. The official website of the exchange states: “Bitcoin Co. Ltd. has decided to discontinue offering digit..

Thai Customs Department Plans to Use IBM’s Tradelens to Track Shipping

News Thailand’s Customs Department intends to use IBM’s Tradelens blockchain solution to track shipping in Thai ports. According to an announcement published on Aug. 28 on the Thai Customs Department’s official website, the country plans to use Tradelens, a blockchain logistics system. Local news ..

Xendpay Joins RippleNet to Expand Global Money Transfer Services

News Money transfer service Xendpay has joined Ripple’s global transaction network RippleNet to support international transactions. Going beyond the U.S. dollarRipple announced the news on Aug. 20. Per the announcement, RippleNet will allow Xendpay to provide money transfer services beyond the Uni..

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