Blockchain/Bitcoin

Securities Commission and Bank Negara Working to Bring ICOs Under Securities Law

To implement the regulatory framework on digital assets—be it tokens or cryptocurrency—the Bank Negara (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will enter into coordination arrangements to ensure compliance with laws and regulations under the purview of both regulators. The SC

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6 Crucial Things You Should Know About Country Heights’ Coming ICO

Earlier this month, Country Heights received the green light from their investors to pursue an ICO, which for now is tentatively named the Horse Coin. This cryptocurrency—if launched—will mainly be a utility or reward token, and be backed by actual

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This is Project Castor, Securities Commission Malaysia’s New Blockchain Blueprint

One year ago , Securities Commission Malaysia embarked on their blockchain pilot project in the unlisted and Over-the-Counter (OTC) markets. Having completed the pilot the regulator unveiled the blueprint today at the SCxSC Fintech Conference. Before diving into what the

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CIMB Becomes the First Malaysian Bank to Join Ripple’s Network

CIMB Group and Ripple have entered into a strategic collaboration to enable instant cross border payments across its various markets. On the back of this partnership, CIMB will join Ripple’s network RippleNet, which will facilitate access to other RippleNet members

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Budget 2019: Securities Commission Malaysia to Regulate ICOs in 2019

During the Budget 2019 speech, YB Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister, stated that Securities Commission Malaysia will be coming up with a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, though not much details beyond the fact that it will be gazetted in 2019.

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Taylor’s University to Create Blockchain Syllabus in Partnership with NEM

Taylor’s University recently announced that they will be including blockchain in its syllabus thanks to a partnership between them and NEM. The scope of the partnership will see NEM assisting the university in the creation of a blockchain syllabus in

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MoneyMatch Completed Its First Cross-Border Blockchain Transaction with Ripple

Following MoneyMatch’s earlier announcement that they will be embracing Ripple’s blockchain to power their payments in April, the fintech startup has recently announced that they have successfully conducted their first ever live cross-border transaction out of Malaysia on the blockchain

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MyEG Hops on The Blockchain Bandwagon With Payroll System —Is There a Good Reason?

MyEG recently unveiled their PayMe, a blockchain-based payroll management software. Most of us know MyEG for enabling citizens to pay the Malaysian government online for services like road-tax renewal, zakat and many more. While some blockchain enthusiasts will celebrate the

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Meet the 43 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Malaysia Registered with BNM

Bank Negara Malaysia has published the list of cryptocurrency exchanges in Malaysia that has registered itselves as a reporting entity with the regulator. This follows our report issuance of the policy paper titled “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Policy

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7 Cool Blockchain Projects Made Right Here in Malaysia

Besides ‘big data’ and ‘artificial intelligence’, the trendy buzzword in tech now is also blockchain, which the collective industry has finally realised can do more than just back cryptocurrency coins. And it is always interesting to see blockchain applications that

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