Tagged: thailand

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

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

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