Thailand Wants to Target Japanese Crypto Holders as Part of Plan to Revive Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand slashed its estimate for foreign arrivals this year.

News  ·  19 February 2021

Thailand’s Securities Regulator Eyes Qualifications for New Crypto Investors

The regulator believes new cryptocurrency investors should have a certain level of trading experience and financial reserves.

News  ·  15 February 2021

Siam Bank Launches $50M Blockchain Fund

The fund will focus on global early- and growth-stage companies that shape the next generation of financial services and digital systems, the venture capital arm of Thailand's oldest bank says.

Tech  ·  9 February 2021

Thai SEC Tells Bitkub Crypto Exchange to Improve Platform After Trading Outages

The financial regulator ordered the Bitkub exchange to close and fix issues that caused several outages as prices spiked this month.

Markets  ·  20 January 2021

Thai Stock Exchange Launching Digital Asset Trading in H2, Cryptos Excluded

Listing cryptocurrencies could harm the stock exchange’s image and lose investor confidence, an executive said.

Markets  ·  20 January 2021

Thai Excise Department Will Deploy Blockchain Tech to Boost Tax Collection

All three of Thailand's tax departments reportedly aim to improve tax revenue collection using blockchain technology.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 December 2020

Travel Tech Firm Monaker Group Eyes Regulated Thai ICO Market

Monaker Group, which builds booking platforms for the travel industry, is venturing into tokenized assets with the indirect acquisition of Thailand’s Longroot initial coin offering (ICO) portal. The Nasdaq traded company took an “indirect controlling stake” in the entity that owns Longroot on Thursday, one day after buying up a third of Longroot minority shareholder […]

News  ·  19 November 2020

Thai SEC Revises Net Capital Rules in Bid to Open Liquidity, Support Digital Asset Businesses: Report

The revised requirements are aimed at adding liquidity to the Thai market, while also allowing digital asset businesses to hold part of their required capital in cryptocurrencies.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 November 2020

Hong Kong Reportedly Picks ConsenSys for Digital Currency Pilot Project

The Ethereum venture studio said it will work on implementing Hong Kong and Thailand's cross-border CBDC.

News  ·  25 September 2020

Thai Central Bank’s New Blockchain-Enabled Bond Infrastructure Passes Test With $1.6B Bond Sale

The central bank of Thailand has launched a blockchain-enabled platform for the issuance of government saving bonds

News  ·  14 September 2020

How the Battle for Thailand Is Being Fought on Twitter

The Thai government and pro-democracy protesters are at war over social media. Authorities blocked local access to a Facebook group that was critical of the monarchy. Young protesters now fear the military government is interfering with Twitter as well.

News  ·  26 August 2020

Thailand Is Prepping to Move Judicial System Records to a Blockchain

The Office of the Court of Justice is developing its blockchain as part of Thailand's court digitization campaign.

News  ·  20 August 2020

ERX Gets License to Launch Exchange in Thailand

Thailand’s securities watchdog has granted a digital assets exchange license to Elevated Returns’ ERX trading platform.

News  ·  21 July 2020

Thailand Already Using Central Bank’s Digital Currency

Thailand's digital currency is backed by the central bank’s foreign currency reserves, which have grown by $25 billion over the past 12 months.

News  ·  17 July 2020

Thai Central Bank Taps Cement Company for First Digital Currency Payments

The Bank of Thailand is integrating a CBDC payments system into the financials of the country’s oldest cement company in an extension of its Inthanon project.

News  ·  20 June 2020