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SC Malaysia Clarifies: A Crypto-Asset is Only A Security if Used in Specific Ways

Due to confusion that has come out regarding cryptocurrency within the past few weeks, the Securities Commission Malaysia has invited Fintech News Malaysia over to clarify on certain positions it holds regarding digital assets. One of the biggest revelations is

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Malaysian Regulators: Raising ICOs in Malaysia Could be an Offense

In a joint-statement issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today, the regulators stated that Initial Coin Offering (ICO) schemes may fall under the jurisdiction of the regulators. Both the regulators warned ICO issuers that carrying

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Malaysia Central Bank Publishes Study about Cryptocurrencies

A study published by Bank Negara Malaysia in September explores the implications of a Bank Negara Malaysia cryptocurrency or as the report calls it; a central bank backed digital currency. A central bank digital currency (CBDC), if introduced, is unlikely

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Bank Negara Malaysia Approves 3 More Participants for Fintech Sandbox

Bank Negara Malaysia has approved 3 more participants to its Fintech Sandbox. This news follows their official announcement earlier in May for the first batch of approved participants of the Bank Negara Malaysia Fintech Sandbox which includes GoBear Ltd, GetCover

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BNM Approves Sarawak Pay: Sarawak to Roll Out Payments System

Approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for Sarawak Pay was obtained last week , further to the approval the Sarawak Government would see the system implemented at state government departments and agencies next year. The system would allow for payments for

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Fintech Malaysia Report 2017

  Note: We’ve update this report, the 2018 edition of the Fintech Report can be found here In the context of conversations surrounding fintech opportunities in South East Asia, Malaysia is often overlooked in lieu of Singapore. While it is

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Bank Negara Malaysia: Islamic Fintech Needs to Be a Boardroom Priority for Islamic Finance

In his opening speech at the Islamic Fintech Forum Dialogue, Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Mr. Marzunisham Omar called the Islamic Finance industry to take a more active role in fintech. According to the Assistant Governor, digital-banking consumers stand at

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Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Framework for Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia today issued details of Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Framework following a one month consultation on the proposed Framework which was released on 29 July 2016. The regulatory sandbox will enable the experimentation of fintech solution in a live environment,

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The Emergence of Fintech: Where Does Malaysia Stand?

Fintech is a space that we’ve been operating in for the past eight years and a space we have observed for an even longer time. It is truly an exciting space to be in at this day and age. Years

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