Malaysia Becomes the Next Country to Approve Cryptocurrency Exchange Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Malaysia Becomes the Next Country to Approve Cryptocurrency Exchange Amid Covid-19 CrisisMalaysia’s Securities Commission has given full approval to a cryptocurrency exchange operator to legally operate in the country despite the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, Japan also approved a new cryptocurrency exchange as the country continues to fight the covid-19 outbreak. Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions […]

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Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies

Regulatory Roundup: New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital CurrenciesIn this roundup, we cover an exceptionally busy week for crypto regulations around the globe. We start our coverage with the U.S. Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2020, actions by the SEC, Ripple’s lawsuit, India’s supreme court hearings, Australia green-lighting a bitcoin retail fund, Thailand approving a new crypto exchange, and new crypto guidelines […]

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Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

Malaysia Publishes Digital Asset GuidelinesThe Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail the obligations of approved platforms as well as the requirements token issuers must meet. Also […]

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Iran, Turkey, Malaysia Discuss Creating Unified Muslim Cryptocurrency

Iran, Turkey, Malaysia Discuss Creating Unified Muslim CryptocurrencyAt a summit attended by leaders of Muslim countries, including Malaysia, Turkey, Iran, Qatar, and Indonesia, the Iranian president proposed creating a Muslim cryptocurrency to cut reliance on the U.S. dollar. The Malaysian prime minister supports the idea of a unified cryptocurrency for Muslim countries. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, […]

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Malaysia Regulator Approves International Crypto Exchange Luno

Malaysia Regulator Approves International Crypto Exchange LunoThe strict financial regulator in Malaysia is trying to help the local fintech industry scale up and attract new investors. As part of that trend the Malaysia Securities Commission is recognizing the right of cryptocurrency exchanges such as Luno to serve local customers. Also Read: Credit Suisse Is Latest Bank to Charge Clients for Cash […]

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