Malaysia’ finance regulator along with the Central Bank has ‘issued‘ a recent joint press statement this week during which they confirmed they were “putting in place” regulations on cryptocurrencies and ICO’s [Initial Coin Offering].
The statement from the Malaysia’s SC [Securities Commission] and BNM [Bank Negara Malaysia], that follows comments from senior govt. official that regulation within the digital sector might be seen from the Q1 of next year, additionally the existing and new projects should comply with the new regulations whichever applicable.
“The SC would regulate issuances of digital assets via ICOs [initial coin offerings] and also the mercantilism of digital assets at digital asset exchanges in Malaysia,” it confirmed.
“Regulations are presently being placed in situ to bring digital assets inside the remit of securities laws to offer honest and orderly trading while guaranteeing capitalist protection.”
Malaysia has been on a slow track accepting the digital asset’s within its ecosystem. Last month, additionally revealing the potential dead-line, the country’s finance minister ‘Lim Guan Eng’ expressed that anyone willing to issue a new digital asset might solely do that with the BNM’s blessing. Adding further he said:
“I advise all parties willing to introduce Bitcoin kind of cryptocurrency to refer 1st to the Bank Negara Malaysia as it’s the sole authority that may issue the decision on monetary mechanism.”
Among those eyeing the developments may be a native initiative dubbed “Hope Coin,” the creators of which might need to wait for the method to finish prior to its launching.
The moves come back hot on the heels of Thailand, that is around 6 months into the introductory section of its own ‘regulation‘.