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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Funding Societies Partners with Curlec, Automates Monthly Repayment to Investors

Funding Societies,  a Peer-toPeer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has announced a partnership with Curlec, a homegrown FinTech company specialising in direct debit payments. Funding Societies will be the first partner to adopt Curlec’s online Direct Debit system. With an

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3 Malaysian Crowdfunding Projects That Are Shaped by Nationalism

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a believer of the Tabung Harapan crowdfunding campaign when it initially went up. I didn’t think a crowdfunding scheme with no return of investment could ever amass enough donations to justify its existing. RM153,445,814.86 in donations

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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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SC Opens Up Application For New P2P Lending and ECF Players

Tan Sri Ranjit Singh announced that the Securities Commission Malaysia will be widening access to alternative based investing avenues like Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and Equity Crowdfunding as a part of their continued effort to democratise access to investment and fostering

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Fintech in Malaysia 2018 – January News Roundup

Malaysia’s fintech scene is becoming increasingly active, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the important events, we figured it might be useful to our readers to do a summary. Here are some news roundup for the month

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RM 14 Million Raised: pitchIN Leads Malaysia’s Equity Crowdfunding with 60% Market Share

Malaysia’s equity crowdfunding scene is becoming increasingly vibrant, during the pitchIN Equity Crowdfunding Report 2017 event, the crowdfunding platform announced that they ended 2017 with 60% market share closing at a total of RM 14,022,132 with 12 issuers.   Sam

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The State of Equity Crowdfunding Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism that enables the general public to invest in typically early stage businesses. In return for the investment the investors are typically given a small piece of equity in return (think Kickstarter but instead of rewards

Read More – World’s First Licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding Platform

Securities Commission Malaysia has awarded 6 P2P licenses, one of which is the world’s first license for Shari’ah-compliant P2P. This license was awarded to, which will be focused on funding small businesses, and real estate development projects. The team

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