Thai SEC Files Police Complaint Against Crypto Exchange Zipmex

Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a police complaint against cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex and the CEO of its Thai entity, Eklarp Yimwilai.

  • According to an official release, the SEC is in the process of collecting transactional information from Zipmex after the exchange halted withdrawals in July.
  • Zipmex and Eklarp have not delivered such information, prompting the SEC to file the complaint.
  • In an official response shared with CoinDesk, a Zipmex spokesperson said: "Zipmex is currently in the process of compiling relevant documents that belong to both Zipmex itself and Zipmex Pte. Ltd., an entity which is not under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Thai SEC."
  • "With that said, any disclosure of Zipmex Pte Ltd’s information must be carried out with the utmost care and consideration to ensure that regulations are fully complied with and standards such as data privacy are duly observed. Customers can rest assured that the company is addressing this matter with your best interest in mind."

UPDATE (Sept. 7, 10:26 UTC): Clarifies Eklarp Yimwilai's position.