Blockchain/Bitcoin

Luno Announces Partnership With Shopee

Luno and Shopee announced a new partnership today signaling the first such collaboration between an e-commerce player and a crypto platform in Malaysia. As a result of this collaboration, Malaysians now have access to deals, discounts, and vouchers on Shopee

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Malaysia’s New Regulation Permits Digital Token Offering Through IEOs

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today published a regulatory guideline on digital assets that outlines the framework for digital token offerings in Malaysia or more commonly known as ICOs to some. The guideline incorporated feedback received by the regulator following the

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LuxTag’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on pitchIN to Accept Bitcoin and XEM

Blockchain startup LuxTag announced that investors will be able to using their Bitcoin and XEM tokens to invest into their equity crowdfunding campaign which is now live on pitchIN. According to their media statement, pitchIN has obtained approval from Securities

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Luno Is The First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Receive Full Approval in Malaysia

The Securities Commission of Malaysia has given full approval to Luno’s application to operate as a Recognized Market Operator (Digital Asset Exchange). Luno is the first cryptocurrency exchange in Malaysia to receive this approval. The regulator has confirmed that Luno

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HSBC Succesfully Pilots Malaysia’s First Letter of Credit Transaction on the Blockchain

HSBC announced that it has successfully executed a live blockchain Letter-of-Credit (LC) transaction in Malaysia. The transaction involved the import of resin by Malaysia’s Simply Packaging Sdn Bhd (Simply Packaging) from a Singaporean company, both active players in the packaging

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CoinGecko Releases “Trust Score 2.0” to Improve Transparency Amongst Crypto Exchanges

Building upon the success of Trust Score, CoinGecko today announced Trust Score 2.0, which will bring about a more robust exchange ranking system. This was launched, following several high-profile cryptocurrency exchange closures and hacks during the first half of 2019,

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HelloGold Launches Their Gold-Based Savings App in Thailand

HelloGold, a gold-based savings platform, announced yesterday its expansion into the Thailand market. This news comes on the heels of their recent expansion in to Africa. Similar to its rallying call in Malaysia of investing into gold with as little

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3 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Granted Conditional Approval from Securities Commission Malaysia

Following the finalisation of the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges in Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia announced today that it has registered 3 recognised market operators to establish and operate digital asset exchanges in Malaysia. Also known to many as cryptocurrency

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Bursa Malaysia Taps Hong Kong Based Company to Build Blockchain Proof-of-Concept

Bursa Malaysia is right now utilising blockchain in a proof of concept geared towards greater transparency and smoother operations in the securities borrowing and lending (SBL) market. The project aims to ramp up efficiency, speed and capacity in securities in

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How 2 M’sians Built The 2nd Largest Crypto Aggregator Because They Were Annoyed

Malaysia-based and run CoinGecko could have seen the writing in the stone for CoinMarketCap’s recent scandals, since it came out that as much as 95% of spot Bitcoin trading volume has been “faked”. Even during its founding in 2014, the two CoinGecko

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