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Bank of Thailand Completes Digital Bond Issuance With Blockchain
Thailand’s apex bank, the Bank of Thailand has leveraged the power of blockchain technology to launch a platform for government bond savings issuance

Thailand Immigration Services to Implement the Idea of Virtual Visas
Travelling to Thailand may become even more accessible, thanks to blockchain technology. Thai Immigration Officials are in the process of testing out an ‘eVOA’ service for tourists entering the country. As a result, physical copies of travel documents may no longer be necessary.

Thailand Blockchain Community Partners with IBM to Expand $300M Electronic Letter of Guarantee Platform
Thailand Blockchain Community Initiative (BCI) has joined hands with IBM to extend the scope and reach of the blockchain-powered electronic letter of guarantee.

Thailand to Revive the Tourism Sector by Attracting Wealthy Crypto Holders
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is going an extra mile of targeting crypto holders, especially those from Japan as it seeks to revamp the nation’s tourism sector in the post-pandemic era

Bank of Thailand Tests its Central Bank Digital Currency with Large Businesses Before Official Debut
The Bank of Thailand (BoT), Thai’s central bank, is already utilizing its central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial transactions with various big businesses. This development ushers in the third development phase of the nation’s CBDC before a public debut.

Bank of Thailand Projected to Go Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency Prototype
The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced its plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) prototype to be in effect by 2021. The BOT plans to begin the production of their prototype for a CBDC next month.

Hong Kong’s Central Bank and Bank of Thailand Announce Results of Blockchain-Based CBDC Study
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand published the results in a research report of the Project Inthanon-LionRock, by the two central banks on the application of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) on cross-border payments. In May 2019, the two authorities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fintech collaboration, as Thailand is one of Hong Kong’s top 10 principal trading partners.

Thailand Finance Ministry Eyes Blockchain Technology to Revamp Service Delivery
Uttama Savanayana, Thailand’s Finance Minister, has revealed that his ministry wants to use blockchain technology for system upgrades intended for optimal service delivery to citizens.

Beware of an Overseas Crypto Scam, Thai Regulator Stipulates
The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a crypto scam where overseas companies are involved.

Thailand's SEC Eyes on Decentralized Finance
Thai financial authority turn their eyes to decentralized finance regulation by requesting future DeFi-related activities to get appropriate licenses.

Thai Regulator Warns Against Unlicensed Crypto Firms as Cryptocurrency Trading Ramps Up
As cryptocurrency trading ramps up in the region, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) warns investors against unregulated crypto players.

Thai Central Bank Urges Less Engagement With Crypto, Other Sectors See Otherwise Instead
Due to the volatile nature and potential risks to the financial and payment stability of cryptocurrencies, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) has urged commercial banks to stay away from trading with digital assets.

Thailand's Market Watchdogs Suggest Crypto Regulation to Avoid Threatening Financial Stability
Regulators in Thailand, including The trio of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Ministry of Finance (MOF), issued a joint statement on cryptocurrencies that threaten the local financial ecosystem.

Thailand to Ban Use of Digital Assets as Payment from April
Thailand's market regulator announced that the use of digit assets to pay for goods and services will be banned from April 1, according to a report from Reuters.

Bank of Thailand Warns Against the Use of Digital Currencies Payments
The Bank of Thailand warned against the use of digital currencies as legal tender.

Ten Malaysians Arrested for Unlawful Bitcoin Investment Event
Ten Malaysians have been arrested in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and charged with illegally running a business that encourages Chinese nationals to invest in Bitcoin without a valid license.

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers
Smart contracts and blockchain play more of a key role in the economic and social growth of modern society. For example, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya demonstrates how the use of blockchain technology leverages cross-border funds transfers.

Thai Cafe Welcomes Traders to Offer Crypto Advice
A cafe in the northeastern of Thailand has become popular with cryptocurrency traders, this restaurant now welcomes people to offer advice to the industry.

South Korea's Top Remittance Payment Company Global Money Express Joins RippleNet to Expand Payments into Thailand
Ripple has established a connection with Global Money Express, Korea’s top non-bank remittance payment company to link with Thailand’s Siam Business Bank.

Thai Delays Testing Its Retail CBDC Until Late 2022
Thailand will be slow but prudent in testing its CBDC to ensure that it does not have problems with funder transfers and other payments.

Thailand’s SEC to Eradicate Any Stumbling Blocks to Digital Asset Advancement
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Thailand has revealed plans to revise the royal decree on digital asset businesses in 2020 to boost digital assets’ growth, as well as shielding investors from avoidable risks.

Thailand’s Trade Policy Office to Trace Agricultural Products from Farm to Export Using Blockchain
Thailand’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO) has revealed its intentions of using blockchain technology to trace agricultural products from farms to export as this will optimize buyers’ confidence.

Thailand Sees PoW Mining Surge As China Ban Lingers On
As the popular saying goes, one man’s food is another man’s poison, the same can be said of crypto mining which is largely on the rise in Thailand amidst the persistent ban on related activities in China.

Thailand Considers Opening Crypto Payments for Russian and Ukrainian Tourists
Following Mastercard and Visa suspension of Russian credit cards abroad due to international sanctions imposed, Thailand, on the other hand, is looking at accepting crypto payments for transactions.

Thailand Eyes Crypto Tourism to Increase GDP
Thailand could see a new phase in its tourism sector as it plans to target crypto digital nomads to increase its GDP.

Thai Firms Pour Money into Bitcoin as Crypto Ownership Expands
Major Thai companies are heavily investing money into Bitcoin as the number of people estimated to own cryptocurrency in the Southeast Asian nation surged over 400% in 2021 from the year before to 3.6 million, Nikkei Asia reported.

Thailand's Mystic Valley Music Festival To Receive Payment Via its Minted MYST Tokens
Thailand's Mystic Valley music festival will be accepting payment for tickets from attendees through its own native MYST tokens.

Thai Bank SCB Acquires Local Crypto Exchange Bitkub for $536.7M
Thailand’s oldest bank Siam Commercial Bank Plc (SCB), has completed the acquisition by acquiring a majority stake of local cryptocurrency exchange Bitkub.

Thailand to Implement In-Person KYC Step for Crypto Exchanges
Thailand has introduced a new method of verifying clients’ identities for crypto exchanges.

Thai Retail Giant to Introduce Crypto Coin for Its Shopping Malls
Thailand's biggest shopping centre developer, Central Retail Corp, is planning to introduce a digital currency among employees.

Thailand SEC Revises its Net Capital Rules In Favor of Crypto Backed Firms
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has made an upward review of its net capital requirement for the securities firm in the country with crypto ties.

Thai Central Bank Issues Stern Warning about Thai Baht Digital (THT) Stablecoin
The Bank of Thailand is warning citizens against using the illegal THT stablecoin.

Toyota Leasing Issues Debentures Using Blockchain in its $16 Million Thai Market
Toyota Leasing Thailand Co Ltd, the automotive leasing arm of Toyota Motor Thailand, has offered debentures through blockchain’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) in its 500 million baht or $16.4M market.

Dash NEXT: Fostering Crypto Adoption in Asian Tourism
Felix Mago is the CEO of Dash Thailand, and has been working in the blockchain space since 2014 and one of the driving forces of cryptocurrency adoption in Thailand. He is the author of the “Bitcoin Handbook” and the co-founder of the Dash Embassy Thailand as well as the co-founder of Futerio, a southeast Asia based gateway to blockchain, ICOs, and OTC brokerage.