Tagged: thailand

Seamico Securities Gets Green Light from Thai SEC to Fire Up ICO Portal

Seamico Securities, which has been awaiting the green light to fire up an ICO portal called SE Digital inThailand, says it has been informed by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission that it may, “initiate its business.” As per a letter hosted on the Seamico… Read More

Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Fintech Firm Grab’s Thailand Head Tarin Thaniyavarn Discusses Southeast Asia’s Financial Inclusion Challenges

Tarin Thaniyavarn, the country head for Fintech firm Grab’s Thailand division, points out that advancements in telecommunications and mobile technology allow users to perform and manage many different tasks from their smartphones. For example, we can book rides, order meals or groceries, and pay for… Read More

Thai Police Arrest “Cryptocurrency Wizard” Involved in Alleged $16 Million USD Crypto Fraud

More crypto action in Thailand this week as a man alleged to have worked as part of a Thai-Vietnamese gang that defrauded investors “in at least 10 Asian nations” via cryptocurrencies was arrested while recreating on a Bangkok soccer field Wednesday, The Bangkok Post reports…. Read More

Bitcoin Co., Thailand’s Biggest Crypto Trading Platform, Shutting Down

Thailand’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, Bitcoin Co., has announced it will be shutting down Sept 30th: “Bitcoin Co. Ltd. has decided to discontinue offering digital exchange services and wallet services at our BX.in.th website…” The company cites a desire, “to focus on other business opportunities,”… Read More

Thai SEC Warns Public About Oversees Crypto Investment Scams

The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning the public there to be wary of crypto investment schemes soliciting investments from offshore, The Bangkok Post reports. The latest warning named one company in particular, FX Trading Corporation, although “several other companies and websites” are… Read More

ZCoin Claims to be First Cryptocurrency Available to Over 5 Million Merchants in Thailand.

Privacy Coin Zcoin (XZC) claims to be the first crypto available to 5 million merchants in Thailand which are registered to the Thai QR code system. Of course, being available does not mean consumers will use the crypto. But Zcoin believes that by plugging into… Read More

Thailand Officials Amending Laws to Counter Crypto Money Laundering

Police Major Gen Preecha Charoensahayanon, chief of Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) says cryptocurrencies, “will be a tool of new money laundering,” in the country going forward. “That’s why we’re amending laws to prepare us for new online missions,” Charoensahayanon told The Bangkok Post. Charoensahayanon… Read More

Huobi Receives Digital Asset Exchange License in Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has granted Huobi a digital asset trading license. This will be the 5th such license approved in Thailand. The license allows Huobi to trade in tokens and fiat. In May of 2018, Thailand announced that only compliant and approved platforms could… Read More

A Global Transformation: Siam Commercial Bank in Thailand Says Online and Digital Services Key to Survival

Digital banking and online lending is a huge portion of the future of finance. The days of brick and mortar dominance is slowly drifting away as the next generation of consumers prefer banking on their iPhone or Android smartphone. Last week, Deutsche Bank announced a… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Insurtech Platform Shuidi Completes RMB 1 billion C Round of Financing led by Boyu Capital On June 12th, China’s leading Insurtech platform Shuidi (meaning waterdrop in English) was reported to secure RMB 1 billion in C round of financing. The investment was led by Boyu… Read More

InstaReM Announces New Partnership Thailand’s Banking Group KASIKORNBANK

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia’s digital cross-border money transfer service provider, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Thailand-based banking group, KASIKORNBANK. The partnership will reportedly help InstaReM further entrench itself as a leading player in the institutional payments space. While sharing more… Read More

Asia Crypto-Law Round Up

Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) has published a comprehensive article on the current state of crypto law in Asia. Here, we provide a summary of the most salient point presented by ABLJ from each region. Philippines According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Global growth… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority & Bank of Thailand Sign MoU on Fintech Collaboration, Seek to Investigate CBDCs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Fintech innovation between the two regulatory authorities. The MoU was signed between Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA, and Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor… Read More

Project Inthanon: Bank of Thailand Pushes Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of Thailand is moving forward with developing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The initiative labeled Project Inthanon, has developed a prototype CBDC in partnership with R3 and Wipro (NYSE: WIT). The Bank of Thailand is also working with eight commercial banks in… Read More

Indiana Family Worried About Bitcoin-Rich Seasteader Wanted by Thai Authorities

Relatives of Chad Elwartowski, a “pure libertarian” wanted by the Thai government for setting up a “seasteading” platform on an abandoned oil rig within the country’s waters say they are concerned about his well-being. Elwartowski’s sister, Delynne Elwartowski, told the Detroit Free Press that her… Read More

AlphaPoint and Elevated Returns Partner on New Exchange to Trade Security Tokens for Real Estate Assets

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling asset tokenization and trading in a compliant manner, has partnered with Elevated Returns to launch a “secondary market for $1 billion USD tokenized real estate shares.” The exchange will focus on the Southeast Asian property markets. Elevated Returns… Read More

Thailand Insurtech Startup Sunday Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Sunday, a Thailand-based insurtech startup, announced on Monday it secured $10 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by global investor network Vertex Ventures SEA and India. Founded in 2017, Sunday is a fully-integrated sales and services InsurTech that uses artificial intelligence and digital… Read More

Thai Investors Say They Were Defrauded of $1.34 Million in Bitcoin Mining Scam

30 investors in Thailand who say they were defrauded of 42 million baht ($1.34 million USD) by the owner of a Bitcoin mining scheme formally complained Monday to the Thai Technology Crime Suppression Division, The Bangkok Post reports. Police say a total of 140 investors have now… Read More

Securitize and Elevated Returns to Use Tezos to Tokenize $1 Billion of Real Estate

Elevated Returns (ER) and Securitize claim they will tokenize $1 billion of real estate assets using the Tezos blockchain. Elevated Returns is the company behind the first tokenized real estate offering with the launch of Aspencoin last year. Securitize is a compliance platform for digitizing securities…. Read More

Send this to a friend