Blockchain/Bitcoin

SC Grants First Full Digital Asset Custodian License to CoKeeps

CoKeeps announced its launch as a Digital Asset Custodian (DAC), being the first to secure a full license from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). The SC had previously granted in-principle approval to Gambit Custody in October to be a DAC.

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Gambit Custody Gets SC’s In-Principle Nod for Digital Asset Custody License

Gambit Custody, a player in the digital asset custody industry, announced that it has received in-principle approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) for its Digital Asset Custodian (DAC) license. The conditional approval granted by the SC signifies a significant

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David Low-Led Hata Now Malaysia’s 5th Regulated Digital Asset Exchange

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has granted in-principle approval to digital asset exchange and digital broker Hata to be registered as a Recognized Market Operator (RMO). Hata said that it will be working towards obtaining full approvals from the SC

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Luno Reflects on its Journey in Malaysia After a Decade in Crypto

In the ever-evolving landscape of fintech and digital assets, Malaysia has emerged as a promising hub for cryptocurrency and digital asset trading. Among the pioneers leading this transformation is Luno Malaysia, the first to obtain regulatory approval from the Securities

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Jirnexu Co-Founders Launches Malaysia’s First Licensed Digital Asset Fund Manager

Malaysian fintech company Jirnexu‘s co-founders Hann Liew and Lucas Ooi have unveiled their next new venture – Halogen which claims to be Malaysia’s first digital asset fund manager licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Halogen has a full Capital Markets

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Luno: Fueling Malaysia’s Crypto Growth

In the rapidly evolving world of cryptocurrency, Malaysia faces unique challenges and opportunities in meeting the growing demand for digital assets.  Luno, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, is aiming to address these challenges head-on while ensuring a conducive and sustainable environment

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SC Takes Action Against Huobi and CEO Leon Li for Operating Illegally in Malaysia

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has taken action against crypto trading platform Huobi Global, and its CEO Leon Li for operating a digital asset exchange (DAX) in Malaysia without registration. The SC is urging Malaysian investors who have been using

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Aaron Tang Succeeds David Low as Luno’s APAC General Manager

Global cryptocurrency company Luno announced that David Low will be stepping down as APAC General Manager and succeeded by Aaron Tang was most recently the Country Manager for Luno Malaysia. The appointment will take effect on 15th May 2023. As

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Luno’s COO James Lanigan Will Now Serve as the New CEO

Digital asset exchange Luno announced that its Chief Operating Officer James Lanigan who has been with the company for five years will now serve as its CEO. Meanwhile, Co-founder and existing Chief Executive Officer Marcus Swanepoel will be moving into

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Investors in Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin Demanding to Be Repaid RM59 Million

Dato’ Sri Vida, a beauty mogul and polarising figure on the Malaysian scene, is coming under heat as the investors of her ill-fated initial coin offering (ICO) LaVida Coin are demanding their money back. According to the Harian Metro, the

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