En tidligere finansminister i Thailand har givet udtryk for sin støtte til nye regler omkring cryptocurrency handel og indledende mønt tilbud (ICOs).
Korn Chatikavanij tidligere fungeret som landets finansminister mellem afslutningen af 2008 og medio 2011. Now chairman of The Thai Fintech Association, a startup accelerator, he said in an interview last week that his organization supports the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission’s plan to introduce dedicated rules for activities around the tech.
“I agree with the Finance Ministry’s [view] of letting the SEC be the only organization governing digital assets, because it already oversees securities and has a profound understanding of digital assets,” said Korn, according to a Friday report by the Bangkok Post.
His comments came after a months-long public consultation period that was extended twice past its original completion date of January 22nd. One possible outcome of the review process is a plan to apply existing “investment participation” rules to token sales, which would impose capital requirements on those conducting ICOs within Thailand.
Following the completion of the public consultation period and a joint meeting with government officials last Wednesday, state agencies in Thailand indicated they have agreed to enact a regulatory framework on cryptocurrencies and ICOs within the next month, per the Post.
Officials have suggested such a timeline in past comments to the media, including deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak, hvem sagde in mid-February that new rules should be expected in the coming weeks.
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