As of September 2019, the Thai government has not yet announced any official stance on Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency in general. However, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a statement warning investors about the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrency.
The SEC’s warning is in line with the position of other financial regulators around the world.
In Thailand, Bitcoin is not considered legal tender and is not regulated by the Bank of Thailand. However, this does not mean that Bitcoin is illegal in Thailand.
There are a number of businesses in Thailand that accept Bitcoin as payment, and there is a growing community of Bitcoin users in the country.
The Thai government has not yet taken any action to regulate or ban Bitcoin, but it is unlikely that they will do so in the near future. The SEC’s warning is likely to be the extent of the government’s involvement with cryptocurrency for the time being.
Bitcoin is legal in Thailand but investors should be aware of the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrency.