31 Jul '13, 9pm

Thailand's Central Bank Outlaws Bitcoin, Though Enforcement Should Be Interesting #tlot

Reason There's some uncertaintly about how official this new ban actually is, but the Bank of Thailand has reportedly outlawed any use of Bitcoin in the country. The "huh?" factor comes from the news being announced by a Bitcoin exchange, and not by the central bank itself. For now, Thailand appears to be first country to outlaw the cybercurrency. Whether the country's government can make that ban stick is another issue, since Bitcoin was designed to be anonymous and as un-bannable as possible. From Huffington Post : The Bank of Thailand declared Bitcoins illegal on Monday, making it the first country to ban the virtual currency. According to an online statement by Bitcoin Co. Ltd., which facilitates the trading of the currency, the ruling came after months of meetings between the company and Thailand's central bank. Thailand's Foreign Exchange Administration and Policy De...

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