Thailand Joins Western Countries To Launch Spot Bitcoin ETF


The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light to the nation’s first spot Bitcoin ETF, signaling a major stride in the widespread acceptance of cryptocurrencies. 

This historic move marks a significant step forward in the mainstream adoption of digital assets in Thailand, providing investors with a regulated and accessible way to gain exposure to Bitcoin. Thailand SEC had a change of heart and decided to approve the Bitcoin ETF following numerous requests from asset managers eager to plunge into the world of crypto assets.

This groundbreaking choice has positioned Thailand on par with nations such as Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Canada, and numerous European Countries with related products.

Spot Bitcoin ETF: Thai Asset Firm To Spearhead Issuance 

The Thailand SEC has given the go-ahead to One Asset Management (ONEAM), a financial institution to introduce the country’s first spot Bitcoin ETF. The distribution is set to take place between March 31 and June 6. This move is in line with the worldwide trend of growing investor trust in Bitcoin ETFs.

The ONE Bitcoin ETF Fund of Funds Unhedged, known as ONE-BTCETFOF-UI, comes with a risk level of eight and is exclusively designed for affluent individuals and institutional investors. 

Noting that the Bitcoin ETF went through scrutiny by International bodies in the U.S. and Hong Kong. The fund follows a strategy of adhering to international standards for coin storage and investing in 11 top global funds to ensure liquidity and safety.

The Ambitious Objective Behind This Bold Move

The approval of this ETF is expected to have wide-reaching implications for both the local and global crypto markets, signaling growing institutional confidence and regulatory support for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

As the Bitcoin ETF gains momentum in the crypto industry, it has been considered a financial asset for retirement, a simple and confirmed way to gain exposure to Bitcoin unlike any other crypto assets available. 

Even with institutional investors showing more interest, the SEC secretary-general, Pornanong Budsaratragoon, emphasized the high-risk nature of the investment. Vanguard’s CEO, Salim Ramji echoed this sentiment by opposing the launch of the digital asset.

Thailand’s Progressive Leap In The Crypto Industry

A significant digital revolution has been seen in Thailand as it embraces digital exchange investors and blockchain technology, leading to increased adoption and innovation in the country and the crypto space at large. 

The Thai government, along with the SEC, has taken steps to regulate and support the crypto industry, making Thailand a more crypto-friendly environment. This regulatory framework helps provide clarity and stability for investors and businesses operating in the crypto space in Thailand.

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