Malaysia: Finance Regulator, Central Bank Say Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘Being Put in Place’

Authorities are in the process of developing cryptocurrency and ICO rules, which could become law in Q1 2019. Malaysia’s finance regulator and central bank issued a joint press statement Dec. 6 in which they confirmed they were “putting in place” legislation on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) assets. The statement from the Malaysia’s Securities […]

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‘Hope Coin’: The Story of Malaysia’s Crypto Political Fundraising Platform

Crypto fundraising might be a great tool to fight corrupt regimes, but what happens when freedom fighters seize power? The ongoing controversy surrounding Malaysia’s proposed political cryptocurrency, Harapan Coin, is far from letting up. On Nov. 26, the country’s finance minister, Lim Guan Eng, weighed in on the issue by reiterating that any entity looking to issue […]

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Blockchain and Crypto in the Labor Market: Overview of Salaries, Taxes and the Most In-Demand Jobs

Job seekers’ interest for positions related to blockchain and cryptocurrency has declined, while employers’ interest only rose in 2018. How do cryptocurrencies prices and blockchain technology development correlate with the changes in the labor market? Over the past months, the cryptocurrency market has been demonstrating bearish sentiment, with crypto prices falling to a yearly lows. […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 26—Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Ohio businesses can soon pay taxes in Bitcoin, while Nasdaq looks ahead to a Bitcoin futures launch. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week […]

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Ethereum’s Buterin: Misapplication of Blockchain Tech Leads to ‘Wasted Time’

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain tech in areas where it is not needed can lead to “wasted time.” Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain technology in some industries leads to “wasted time” in an interview with business news outlet Quartz published Nov. 26. Speaking at the […]

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Malaysia’s Finance Minister Says Crypto Issuance Must Defer to Central Bank

Malaysia’s finance minister has stated that any entity wishing to issue cryptocurrency must defer to the country’s central bank. Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has stated that any entity wishing to issue cryptocurrency must defer to the country’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The minister’s comments were reported by local English-language daily broadsheet […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 12–18: a Stablecoin Gets Sharia Certified, the IMF Considers Central Bank Digital Currencies

The head of the IMF suggests looking into central bank issued digital currencies, while a Swiss stablecoin gets Sharia certified. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more […]

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Malaysian MP Urges Gov’t to Create Regulations Before Approving Political Funding Coin

A Malaysian MP has urged the government to wait and develop appropriate regulation before approving the political Harapan Coin cryptocurrency project. A Malaysian Member of Parliament has urged the government to implement proper cryptocurrency regulations before undertaking the Harapan Coin (HRP) cryptocurrency project, local English-language news daily the Star reported Nov. 14. Launched by “a […]

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