Blockchain/Bitcoin

LaVida Coin Ordered to Cease Activities by Securities Commission

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has issued a notice for Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin to cease all promotional activities with immediate effect. This news follows the regulator’s previous announcement that it was reviewing LaVida Coin for possible breach of securities

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7 Fishy Things We Noticed When Looking into Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin

The LaVida Coin is the latest ICO launched by Datuk Seri Hasmiza Othman or better known as Dato’ Vida, beauty mogul and a divisive figure in Malaysia. Perhaps because of Dato’ Vida’s reputation as a successful businesswoman, the LaVida Coin

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BNM’s Newly Updated Watchlist Proves That Crypto-Scams Are Still a Threat

Just recently, BNM has updated its consumer watchlist with risky companies that you shouldn’t interact with. In a list that was once dominated by investment scams, ponzi schemes, and the likes, we now have to contend with “bitcoin companies” disguising

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Is Khalid Samad’s Harapan Coin ICO Legitimate?

Both the political and the cryptocurrency spheres alike are talking about the Harapan Coin, a donation token endorsed by Khalid Abdul Samad—our current Federal Territories Minister. It was created as a fundraising coin for the Pakatan Harapan coalition to combat

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Can Blockchain Eradicate Corruption in Malaysia?

As Malaysians go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of the country, the election fever runs high. So much so that the election fever has seeped into the subject of blockchain. Earlier this week, a candidate of the

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MoneyMatch Embraces Ripple’s Blockchain Solution to Power Payments

Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, is announcing that five new customers across Europe and Asia will use xVia to power frictionless payments over RippleNet, among the companies announced is Malaysia’s very own fintech company MoneyMatch. xVia is

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HelloGold Secures Series A from 500 Startups

Southeast Asian fintech firm HelloGold has secured Series A funding from Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups. The funding will be used for the integration and testing of blockchain elements on the HelloGold mobile app. Providing a Shariah-compliant platform

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Luno Registers as Reporting Institution with Bank Negara Malaysia

Popular cryptocurrency exchange platform, Luno, today announced that they have formally registered with Bank Negara as a reporting institution as required by the policy document: Anti- Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) – Digital Currencies (Sector 6) which

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Malaysia’s ICOs Moves Beyond Fintech as Marketplace Player ServisHero Eyes ICO

Malaysia’s ICO scene seems to be maturing following a successful ICOs by the likes of HelloGold, and large players like Air Asia mulling their own ICO. The latest to join the game is Malaysia’s very own digital marketplace for the

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The Tale of Sushi and Cryptocurrency: Are ICOs Getting Out of Hand?

Sakae Holdings Ltd announced in Singapore yesterday that they will be partnering with MC Payment to jointly develop and launch an ICO for their own cryptocurrency known as Bitecoin. Sakae Holdings is known in Malaysia for their restaurant chain Sakae

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