Bitcoin Advocate Elected to Thailand’s Parliament

Asia Blockchain Review
June 8, 2019

After Thailand’s general election on March 24th, 2019, Future Forward Party member Pakornwut Udompipatskul a known supporter of blockchain technology and Bitcoin was elected as MP into the Lower House of Representatives.

With a pro-blockchain legislator in the National Assembly of Thailand, industry stakeholders are closely following developments in the country for signs of blockchain and cryptocurrency support in the coming administration.

A Crypto-Friendly Future Awaits in Thailand

According to local crypto news outlet Siam Blockchain, newly-elected Representative Pakornwut Udompipatskul posted online a group photograph of the Future Forward Party MPs who joined a recent meeting at the House of Representatives.

 

Developers and experts in the blockchain ecosystem have recognized the MP as a supporter of the technology. Prior to his election, Pakornwut was the founder of Bitcoin Center Thailand, a learning center that provided courses in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related skills while serving as a hub for the growing community of crypto enthusiasts.

Blockchain Adoption Expected in Thai Government Services

As part of a new generation of Thai lawmakers, Pakornwut is expected to further drive the development of blockchain and crypto in the country.

He previously urged the Thai government to adopt blockchain as a common platform for public data to promote transparency and accessibility. According to his Facebook post, the MP stated:

“As a co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin Center Thailand, the country’s first blockchain learning center, I had the opportunity to work in this industry and gave talks on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Technology can be used to make the world a better place if we handle it well. With technology, we can solve problems efficiently and offer more convenience to citizens.”

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