Blockchain/Bitcoin

Malaysian Crypto Startup Torum Secures Investment from KuCoin

Torum, a crypto startup who describes itself as a SocialFI Metaverse ecosystem for cryptocurrency users and projects announced today that they have secured a undisclosed sum of strategic investment from KuCoin Labs, the US$ 50 Million incubator and research of

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SC Issues Cease and Desist to Rimau Swap for Illegally Operating a DEX

Following information received from the public, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has issued a cease and desist order to RimauSwap for operating a Decentralized Exchange (DEX) without authorisation from the SC. The SC will also seek the assistance of the Malaysian

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62% of Malaysians Open to Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Luno, a regulated digital asset exchange in Malaysia, announced the completion of an online nationwide survey aimed at understanding the financial management habits of everyday individuals. Conducted by YouGov, the data was collected from more than a thousand Malaysian adults

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MX Exchange Gets Green Light to Trade Cryptos, Appoints Former MDEC C-Level as CEO

MX Exchange has been granted full approval by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to operate as Recognised Market Operator-Digital Asset Exchange (RMO-DAX) for the trading of cryptocurrencies in Malaysia, making it the fourth DAX permitted to operate in Malaysia. The

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Green Packet’s OCIB Plunges Into Crypto With Conditional Investment Bank License

Oasis Capital Investment Bank (OCIB), a fully-owned subsidiary of Green Packet has been awarded the conditional investment bank license from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA). The company is looking to specialise in digital asset portfolio advisory, management services as

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Malaysian Crypto Platform Torum Bags Investment by Huobi Ventures

Torum, DeFi and NFT social media platform that is specially designed for cryptocurrency users, announced an undisclosed strategic investment by Huobi Ventures, the US$100 million venture arm of Huobi Group, to foster blockchain adoption and ecosystem expansion. On the eve

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Binance and CZ Faces Enforcement Action from SC For Illegal Crypto Activities in Malaysia

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced enforcement actions against Binance for illegally operating a crypto exchange in Malaysia. The regulator ordered Binance to immediately disable access to its website and app within 14 days from 26th July 2021, immediately

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BNM to Prioritise Pilot Projects for Digital Currencies in 2021-2022

Malaysia’s central bank will be running a proof-of-concept (PoC) project to gauge the merits of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with an initial focus on wholesale CBDCs, Suhaimi Ali, Director of Financial Development and Innovation at Bank Negara Malaysia

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How CoinGecko Grew from a Side Project to Serving 10 Million Users

Malaysian startup CoinGecko started out as a side project back in 2014 but has since grown into one of the biggest crypto data providers in the world, boasting 10 million users and 200 million page views monthly. The startup is

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Luno Offers Bitcoin Cash for Trading Following Approval From the SC

Luno announced that it is the first digital asset exchange in Malaysia to be approved by the Securities Commission Malaysia to offer Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for trading on its platform. Chin Wei Min, Executive Director for Digital Strategy and Innovation

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