Decision to work together on distributed ledger, other fintech initiatives belie reputed rivalry between two financial centres.
Central bank suggests financial market supervisors use of technology is one of the highest priorities in global regulation.
Commercial and central banks are urgently trying to vault ahead of bitcoin, fearful the technology could overtake them.
Order issued after reports that hackers breached bank's online transaction system and stole $60mn which was distributed via SWIFT.
Why supporting supply chain activity could be a regulatory and reputational minefield for banks.
Artificial intelligence might not harm humans, but humans can go to jail for the actions of bad robots.
AML/CTF regulations to be changed; banking regulator says any current absence of address verification will be seen as justified.
Xinhua says authorities will introduce a licensing programme and stricter AML rules for cryptocurrency exchanges; ICOs also to become regulated.
Trial has already been completed on interbank transfers; blockchain programme will be extended to include securities sector as well as payments.
Fifteen banks in Thailand have set up a group to tackle information technology stability and security and prepare for cyber-attacks.