Thailand’s SEC bans crypto payments

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Thailand has banned cryptocurrency payments for goods and services, its Securities and Exchange Commission announced on March 23.

The Bank of Thailand and the SEC held discussions in the lead-up to the decision. The central bank and regulator deemed risks to financial stability, loss of value due to price volatility, data breaches and money laundering too high.

In a statement, the SEC said digital currencies posed risks because of their unregulated nature. It said they could also hinder

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