Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home | 2019-04-21 | daily-sun.com

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

21 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BANGKOK: The Thai Navy will begin removing a “seastead” home built by an American bitcoin investor and his partner off the coast of Thailand, an official said Saturday, as the couple remain in hiding from charges accusing them of violating the country’s sovereignty, reports AFP.

Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend Supranee Thepdet, known as “Bitcoin Girl Thailand”, are facing charges of threatening the kingdom’s independence after authorities found their ocean-based home about 12 nautical miles from Phuket’s shore.

But Elwartowski said the home was 13 nautical miles out and therefore past Thailand’s territorial waters.

The Thai Navy, which filed a complaint last week to Phuket’s police, said the couple did not seek permission to construct their floating platform and a patrol ship was sent out on Saturday to dismantle it.


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