a crypto-friendly state. 13 Detail by country or territory edit This section needs expansion. 96 Thailand Legal / Banking ban The initial position of the Bank of Thailand, mid 2013, was to discourage the use of bitcoin, however as of 2017, the Bank of Thailand is open to bitcoin provided proper controls are in place. Retrieved "Bank Negara's Officially Unofficial Statement on Bitcoin is No Statement". 34 In September 2016, a federal judge ruled that "Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term".
3 :Taiwan On 31 December 2013, Financial Supervisory Commission (Republic of China) (FSC) and CBC issued a joint statement which warns against the use of bitcoins. Financiers, L'Autorité des marchés. Retrieved 18 September 2018. "Réguler les monnaies virtuelles" (PDF). 55 56 In September 2017 Russia central bank head Elvira Nabiullina has said it is categorically against regulating cryptocurrencies as money, as a means by which payment can be made for goods and services, and against equating them with foreign currency.