Thai SEC Gives Nod to Crypto Exchange Zipmex with License

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Cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex, which as of now works in Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore, has gotten the green light to operate in Thailand. The trade has acquired a permit from Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as indicated by an announcement. Zipmex said it needed to meet a few stringent conditions to get the permit, including having investor value of 50 million baht (about $1.6 million). 

Akalarp Yimwilai, co-founder of Zipmex and CEO of the trade’s Thailand unit, disclosed that it took a year for Zipmex to get the permit. Zipmex started the procedure early a year ago. 

In August 2018, a sum of 20 crypto firms had applied for a permit from the SEC. Earlier than that, the controller offered licenses to four crypto firms – Bitcoin Exchange, Bitkub Online, Satang Corporation, and Coins TH Co. 

Two firms – Cash2coin and Southeast Asia Digital Exchange (SEADEX) – at the time failed to get a permit as they had not fulfilled the necessary guidelines. For example, their know-your-client (KYC) forms were conflicting. 

Zipmex has been strong in pursuing its desire of becoming one of the greatest crypto trades across Southeast Asia. Back in September 2019, the firm brought $3 million up in a pre-Series A financing round drove by Infinity Blockchain Holdings. 

As at press time, the crypto-fiat trade firm has brought about $5 million up in value. Its present market valuation remains at $18 million with more than 25 individuals working for the trade across 7 unique nations.

Zipmex is yet to go live with administrations in Thailand. The trade is presently anticipating actuation, and is hoping to dispatch the stage in the primary quarter of 2020.

In spite of its underlying hesitance to acknowledge digital currency, Thailand has gained noteworthy ground in its selection of virtual resources and cryptographic money. Virtual resources and digital currencies have likewise observed an ascent in fame over the Southeast Asia district.

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