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Fingers Crossed: Thai Crypto Exchange Denied License, Will Reapply

Coin Asset, a Thai cryptocurrency exchange is “seeking a way to remain open” after being denied a license by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bangkok Post reports: “Coin Asset chief executive Sivanus Yamdee said the company will meet the SEC on Friday to discuss continuing its… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tsinghua PBCSF Releases “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector” Early this month, the China Insurance and Pension Research Center of the National Finance Research Institute of Tsinghua University released the “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector“. The report provides case studies of Insurtech companies in… Read More

Governor of Thai Central Banks Says National Digital Currency for General Population Not Coming Anytime Soon

Veerathai Santiprabhob, the Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), has laid to rest any notion that the general population of Thailand will be using a digital currency exclusively any time soon, Chiang Rai Times reports. The governor is more upbeat about prospects of his bank’s… Read More

The First Regulated Securities Crowdfunding Platform in Thailand: Sinwattana

Southeast Asia is an enormous market with profound potential. When it comes to Fintech, Asia, in general, is the largest Fintech market in the world. Of course, this has to do with China’s participation but other countries are very active when it comes to alternative… Read More

Thailand to Approve First ICO Portal this Month, Others to Follow

The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to approve the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal at some point this month, according to a report in the Bangkok Post. The approval follows a royal decree from last May that stipulated that the Thai… Read More

Grab Teams Up With KASIKORNBANK to Launch Co-Branded Mobile Wallet in Thailand

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Thursday it has teamed up with KASIKORNBANK (KBank) to introduce GrabPay by KBank, a co-branded mobile wallet, as well as a suite of other financial solutions in Thailand. Grab reported that through the new partnership, it marks the expansion of its… Read More

Thai Securities and Exchange Commission Warns Public About 9 Initial Coin Offerings

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand issued a warning to investors pertaining to nine different initial coin offerings (ICOs) / tokens. The Thai SEC stated these offerings, which are typically promoted via social media platforms such as Facebook, have not been reviewed… Read More

Assets of Deceased Alpha Bay Dark Net Market Founder Forfeited in California Court

AlphaBay Market

All the known assets of Alexandre Cazes, a 34-year-old Quebcois accused of running the AlphaBay Marketplace, were forfeited in a default judgement by the US government in a California courtroom September 6th after no one appeared to contest the forfeiture, court documents indicate. The assets,… Read More

Laotian Banking Officials Urge Citizens to “Think Carefully” Before Investing in Crypto in Unregulated Laos

Loas Vnag Vieng by Remi Yuan on Unsplash

Officials from The   (BOL) have urged Laotians to  “think carefully” before investing in cryptocurrencies in Laos’s unregulated markets, Vientiane Times (VT) reports. BOT officials were reportedly moved to issue the notice after seeing local advertisements soliciting citizens to buy, sell and use cryptocurrencies.. An official who spoke… Read More

Thai Anti-Money Laundering Office May Establish Own Crypto Wallet to Hold Suspected Proceeds of Crime

The Secretary of Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), Witthaya Neetitham told attendees at a cryptocurrency and crime seminar this week, “We have discussed launching our own ‘AMLO Wallet’ to hold or confiscate digital currency from illegal sources,” Thai news agency The Nation reports. Thailand presently lacks… Read More

Thailand Commercial Bank Bangkok Bank Announces Season 2 For InnoHub Fintech Accelerator

Thailand commercial bank Bangkok Bank announced this week it is now inviting startups from around the globe to participate in the second season of its InnoHub Fintech Accelerator program from now until October 7th. According to Bangkok Bank, the Bangkok Bank InnoHub Session 2 is… Read More

Thai Central Bank Trialing R3 Distributed Ledger Among Mixed Reports of Enterprise DLT Performance, May Issue CBDC

Thailand’s central bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), has announced it is trialing a version of R3’s distributed ledger system, Corda, as a means of making wholesale funds transfers more efficient. R3’s distributed ledger will also be used by the BOT to issue a wholesale Central… Read More

Thai Bitcoin Scam Fleeces Finish Investor of $35 Million, Used Dragon Coin as Bait & Involved Famous Thai Actor

Aarni Otava Saarimaa, a 22 year old crypto investor based in Finland, used to be crypto rich. Today, perhaps he is less so after following afoul of a scam apparently hatched in Thailand. In a sordid saga shared by the Bangkok Post, a crypto investor… Read More

NOON Capital Seeks to Offer Blockchain based Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia

NOON Capital, a company with offices in Singapore and Thailand, is getting into the business of real estate on blockchain. While not the first entity to securitize investments in real estate, NOON says they are the first in Southeast Asia. According to their web site;… Read More

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Calls Out Fintech, Blockchain as Important to the Future of Finance

Speaking at the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit in Bangkok this past week, Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, delivered a broad based speech that discussed the opportunities provided by Fintech and blockchain specifically. Dr. Santiprabhob said their Fintech regulatory Sandbox;  “… serves as a… Read More

Thai SEC Says Digital Asset Business Law Now Effective, Regulates Initial Coin Offerings

The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that new legislation enacted to regulate the offering of digital assets, including initial coin offerings (ICOs) and businesses undertaking these activities, is now effective. A public hearing is scheduled to take place on the regulations at a future… Read More

OurCrowd Expands Presence in Asia by Partnering with Bangkok Bank

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, has further boosted its presence in Asia by forming a new partnership with Bangkok Bank (BBL), a leading bank in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is one of Southeast Asia’s leading regional banks and Thailand’s market leader in corporate and SME… Read More

Report: Thailand Prepares Rules Regarding Cryptocurrency and ICOs

Thailand may launch new rules governing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies in general later this month. This is according to a report in the Bangkok Post today referencing multiple government officials. According to the write up, Thailand will define digital currencies as property –… Read More

An Initial Coin Offering and its Legal Implications: An approach by the Thai SEC

An initial coin offering (ICO) is an alternative to the traditional models of start-up and other companies to raise capital. In Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Thai SEC) recently expressed their view on ICOs indicating they realize the potential of ICOs to satisfy… Read More

JD.com, Central Group & Provident Capital Agree to $500M Joint Venture on Fintech & Ecommerce

JD.com, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, and JD Finance, along with Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate Central Group, and Provident Capital have announced an investment of up to $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services, respectively. According to company representatives, the terms of the agreement indicate… Read More

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