• Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:55
    Navy to seize seastead as evidence in criminal case
    The Third Naval Area Command is on Saturday scheduled to remove the floating seastead structure off Phuket seashore belonging to an American bitcoin investor.
    national
  • Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:00
    Wanted American quizzed over  ‘sea home’ off Phuket coast
    IMMIGRATION police have questioned an American bitcoin investor who set up a floating structure off the coast of Phuket and is facing criminal charges related to the waterborne homestead, deputy national police spokesman Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Friday.
    national
  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:52
    Immigration police question ‘seasteader’
    Immigration police have questioned an American bitcoin investor who set up a floating “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket and is facing criminal charges related to the waterborne homestead, Deputy national police spokesman Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Friday.
    national
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
    Sea-home pioneer’s visa cancelled
    An American bitcoin investor who set up a floating “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket has had his visa revoked and he was put on a blacklist after the Thai Navy accused him of violating the country's sovereignty by building a waterborne homestead.
    national
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:44
    Couple's sea home vision sunk by Thai navy charges
    An American bitcoin investor could face the death penalty after Thailand's navy accused him of violating the country's sovereignty by building a "seastead" home off the coast, which he insisted was simply in pursuit of a vision of "freedom".
    national
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:35
    Couple flee after Phuket authorities target their sea home
    An American man and his partner who set up a “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket say they are in hiding after facing criminal charges by the Thai authorities related to their waterborne homestead.
    national
  • Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:00
    Virtual currencies to be called crypto-assets
    JAPAN’s Financial Services Agency has decided to integrate the names of bitcoins and other virtual currencies, which are traded online as fictitious money, into a category called “crypto-assets,” according to The Yomiuri Shimbun.
    ASEAN+
  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:38
    Mining bitcoin uses more energy than Denmark: study
    Extracting a dollar's worth of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin from the deep Web consumes three times more energy than digging up a dollar's worth of gold, researchers said Monday.
    Tech
  • Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:00
    Actor’s parents meet police over fraud charges
    Actor Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit's parents Wisit and Lertchatkamon Jaravijit met Crime Suppression Division (CSD) investigators on Thursday to acknowledge a charge of colluding in money-laundering.
    national
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:48
    Key suspect in alleged Bt800m bitcoin scam arrested
    Parinya Jaravijit, a key suspect in an alleged Bt800-million bitcoin investment scam, was arrested on Thursday night at Suvarnabhumi Airport when he arrived back in Thailand.
    national
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    AMLO freezes assets of family suspected of involvement in bitcoin fraud
    THE ANTI-MONEY Laundering Office (AMLO) has confiscated assets worth Bt210 million belonging to an actor and his family suspected of involvement in fraud and money laundering.
    national
  • Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:40
    Further witness statements sought in probe into alleged Bt800m bitcoin investment scam
    Police will this week summon witnesses to provide additional information for the investigation into an alleged Bt800-million bitcoin investment scam, while key suspect Parinya Jaravijit has sent a letter through his lawyer requesting postponement of the date for him to hear the charge of colluding in fraud, the deputy chief of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) said on Tuesday.
    national
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    Actor ‘Boom’ hears charges of colluding in bitcoin fraud, but maintains innocence
    ACTOR JIRATPISIT “Boom” Jaravijit and his sibling, Thanasit Jaravijit, yesterday acknowledged charges of colluding in fraud. The charges were filed by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) as part of their investigation into an alleged Bt800-million bitcoin investment scam.
    national
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:00
    Startup to act as link for banking, cryptocurrencies
    BRIDGEX Network, a two-year-old startup, is opening up new opportunities that will change the traditional world of banking, lending, cross-border money transfer and payment using cryptocurrencies.
    Corporate
  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
    Thailand’s cryptocurrency scandal must not derail fintech momentum
    The daily media headlines covering the latest Bitcoin scandal to hit Southeast Asia read like a Hollywood script. Indeed a local actor nicknamed “Boom” is now part of the mix. As this story unfolds and governments respond, it is important that the further development and application of financial innovations in the region not be unintentionally undercut.
    opinion
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