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Binance & Thai Energy Firm’s Joint Venture

According to CoinDesk, Binance has consented to launch a crypto exchange with Gulf Energy Development in Thailand.

Binance Forms Joint Venture With a Public Thai Energy Firm to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange. iBase Trading.
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According to CoinDesk, Binance has consented to launch a crypto exchange with Gulf Energy Development in Thailand. In fact, on January 17, Gulf Innova, a subsidiary of the publicly listed holding company, informed the Thai Stock Exchange that it would study the idea of building a virtual currency exchange with Binance.

Expansion of Digital Infrastructure

Gulf Energy Development forecasts rapid expansion in Thailand’s digitalization, with crypto playing a significant role, especially in addressing population needs. According to Reuters, a spokeswoman for Binance said that their purpose is to collaborate with the Thai government, legislators, and progressive businesses to grow the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Firstly, the stage is to openly and collaboratively investigate investment opportunities.


The Thai energy firm has been diversifying its operations. They became substantial shareholders in Intouch Holdings the year before. It is in which oversees Advanced Info Service PCL, the country’s largest cellular operator.

Binance’s Complaint from a Thai Authority

Thailand was one of several nations to publish governmental safety warnings about cryptocurrency exchanges. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States issued a criminal lawsuit against Binance last year. Even, it is alleging that it was providing services that it was not permitted to do. The SEC argued that Binance was conducting an unlicensed digital asset operation.

Thailand on Crypto Profits

Just the other day, it was revealed that in 2022, Thai citizens who profited from cryptocurrency will be subject to a 15% capital gains tax. The revenue generated on the liquidation of a non-physical asset is subject to a capital gains tax.

As per the Bangkok Post, which quoted an unidentified source from the Finance Ministry, the tax will not extend to exchanges, but miners and retail investors will not be immune.

Enhancing crypto-trading oversight

Upon witnessing an extremely rapid rise in market scale and price the year before, Thailand’s Revenue Department plans to enhance its oversight of cryptocurrency exchanges in 2022. This is according to the Post’s source. In fact, the Revenue Department can tax gains from digital currency transactions as revenue under Section 40 of the Royal Decree modifying Revenue Code No. 19.

Furthermore, the Finance Ministry also advises investors to declare cryptocurrency earnings while filing taxes this year to prevent prosecution. This year, everybody who made a profit from cryptocurrencies will have to pay a 15% withholding tax.

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Angela Lopez stepped into the Cryptocurrency world after her Journalism career and hasn't looked back since, writing about anything crypto-related. She started working with iBasetrading in October 2011.