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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..

Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments

News Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App. According to an announcement published by Zcoin on Aug. 15, over 50 million users of Satang App can now use Zcoin at local merchants both ..

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. Ind..

Standard Chartered Makes Letter of Credit Transaction Using Blockchain

London-based bank and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first cross-border blockchain letter of credit transaction in the oil industry with Thai state-owned oil giant PTT Group. On-chain letter of creditStandard Chartered announced that it has successfully executed a pilot..

Thailand Gov’t Will Amend AML Laws to Regulate Cryptocurrency

News A Thai regulator announced that the regulator will amend regulation to prevent crypto use for illicit activities, English-language local news outlet BangkokPost reports on Aug. 5. AMLO to focus on cryptocurrenciesPer the report, Acting secretary-general of the Thai Anti-Money Laundering Offic..

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