TDAX Bank Account Terminated

This situation is caused by an announcement by the central bank prohibiting financial institutions from five cryptocurrency-related activities
26 February 2018   1048

Bangkok Bank has become “become the first domestic financial institution to halt transactions involving trading of cryptocurrencies," Bitcoin.com reports.

The decision of the bank concerned a large exchange Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX), "on the grounds that TDAX’s business operations are not in accordance with its business purpose registered with the Commerce Ministry".

TDAX is a Thai exchange with a charter capital of $ 175,000. According to the CEO of Poramine Insom, in the near future the company is going to increase its authorized capital, which will allow it to “plans to increase capital soon in order to apply for an initial coin offering (ICO) licence with the [Thai] Securities and Exchange Commission."

The bank called and asked whether there was an operating licence for proof, but I answered that this business was not under legal jurisdiction, so the bank said it would terminate the company’s bank account, as this business had no licence.
 

Poramin Insom

CEO, Bangkok Bank

 Last week, the Bank of Thailand issued a statement in which it ordered the country's banks not to participate in certain types of activities related to cryptocurrencies, however, the servicing of accounts of exchanges does not apply to them. Meanwhile, the government continues to develop regulatory and legal acts to regulate this market. It is expected that they will be submitted before the end of this month.

Despite the closure of the bank account, trading on the TDAX platform is in the normal mode, says Insom.

US Crypto Companies to Support TON in Case With SEC

The Blockchain Association said Telegram taken sufficient measures to ensure that the Gram token offer met SEC requirements
23 January 2020   114

The Blockchain Association, which combines companies such as Coinbase, Circle, 0x and Ripple, issued an expert opinion as part of the ongoing proceedings of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with Telegram.

Previously, the Digital Commerce Chamber launched a similar initiative. The blockchain association, however, was more straightforward and stated that Telegram had taken sufficient measures to ensure that the Gram token offer met SEC requirements. According to members of the organization, the actions of the SEC can damage not only Telegram, but the market as a whole.

The Court should not block a long-planned, highly anticipated product launch by interfering with a contract between sophisticated private parties. Doing so would needlessly harm the investors that securities laws were designed to protect.

 

The Blockchain Association

The Blockchain Association notes that for many years it has not been possible for SEC to obtain clear and unambiguous guidance for conducting activities in the cryptocurrency space, while the claims of the regulator make the current situation even more ambiguous. 

The SEC’s lawsuit also raises novel questions regarding whether companies are forbidden from raising funds from sophisticated U.S. investors, under well-established regulatory provisions, to build blockchain networks.

 

The Blockchain Association

They cite examples of startups TurnKey Jet and Pocketful of Quarters, in respect of which the regulator recommended not to apply legal measures, adding that such litigations inevitably involve high costs and do not guarantee industry participants that they will not be prosecuted in the future.

Telegram discussed its plans with SEC staff for a year and a half, provided copious information and responded to limited feedback by adjusting the design of its transaction. Yet, at the end, the SEC has sued, and the SEC’s briefs thus far say nothing about the substance of those discussions. 

 

The Blockchain Association

In conclusion, the group asks the court to “reject the SEC’s arguments that the not-yet-in-existence Grams were securities at the time of the Purchase Agreements.”