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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses.</strong> …

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U.S. Authorities Seek Extradition of Alleged Crypto Scammer

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has unsealed a fraud complaint against Swedish citizen Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and associated firm Eastern Metal Securities (EMS), according to a press release on June 19. According to the DoJ Karlsson and EMS are charged with committing securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Specifically, Karlsson allegedly instructed …

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There’s 100 Unclaimed Bitcoin Cash Wallets Hidden Worldwide

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Over the last few months, the geocaching treasure hunt Findbitcoin.cash has gathered a bunch of new hidden <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> treasures. At the time of publication, there are approximately 105 concealed bitcoin cash wallets hidden all over the world with a large portion of these funds hidden in the …

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Bank of Thailand’s CBDC Project Prototype Is Being Finalized by R3 and Wipro

Blockchain consortium R3 and global IT leader Wipro Limited have developed a blockchain solution prototype to enable digital currency for interbank settlements in Thailand, according to a press release from May 7. The release states that the solution will be used by the country’s central bank, the Bank of Thailand (BoT), and eight local commercial …

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Thai SEC Deputy Secretary: New Regulation Allows for Digital Shares, Tokenized Securities

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deputy secretary-general Tipsuda Thavaramara has said that the recently introduced regulation allows for the issuance of digital shares and a tokenized securities depository platform. English-language local media Bangkok Post reported the declarations on May 2. In her comments, Thavaramara referred to the amendment to the Securities and Exchange …

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Telecoms Giant NTT’s Thai Unit Plans to Launch Blockchain, AI, IOT Innovation Lab

Telecoms giant NTT Corporation’s Thai subsidiary plans to launch a major innovation lab focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence and internet of things technology. Thai English-language newspaper the Bangkok Post reported on the development on April 23. NTT Communications (NTT Com) Thailand is the local operating unit of NTT Com Group, a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph …

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Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto, One Step Closer to ICO and STO

Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it …

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Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government. The Thai Navy boarded the structure Saturday, claiming it violates criminal law, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The owner claims that his floating home is located outside of Thailand’s …

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Thai, Myanmar Central Bank Governors Endorse Blockchain Remittance Service

The governors of two central banks endorsed the Ethereum (ETH)-based remittance system developed by blockchain company Everex, the firm reported in a press release shared with Cointelegraph today, April 5. The service is set up to send payments between Thailand and Myanmar. The system was reportedly presented by the startup, along with its partners, state-owned …

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Report: Thai SEC Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand’s securities regulator has approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal in the country,  local daily news outlet the Bangkok Post reported on March 12. The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) board of directors has reportedly authorized the first ICO portal that allows to screen ICOs, perform due diligence, confirm smart contract source …

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