Thai SEC bans exchanges from handling certain token types including NFTs

Thai SEC bans exchanges from handling certain token types including NFTs


Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has approved guidelines prohibiting crypto exchanges in the country from supporting four different types of tokens in certain cases.

In a Friday announcement from the Thai SEC, the regulatory body said that Secretary-General Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol had approved crypto exchange guidelines, Notification 18/2564 on “Rules, Conditions and Procedures for Undertaking Digital Asset Business,” on Wednesday to go into effect. The new rules ban Thai exchanges from handling meme-based tokens, fan-based tokens, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and exchange-issued tokens.

Source: Thai Securities and Exchange Commission

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For tokens issued by exchanges, the SEC said that any cryptocurrencies had to precisely conform to the descriptions in their respective white papers as well as any existing guidelines for digital assets. If exchanges cannot meet these conditions, the regulatory body said they would have to delist the token. According to the SEC, Thai exchanges have 30 days to update their rules for listing tokens to be in compliance with the new guidelines. 

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