The 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.

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New Digital Asset Guidelines

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced on Wednesday that it has released the Guidelines on Digital Assets pursuant to section 377 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. The commission explained that the guidelines incorporate feedback it received after issuing the consultation paper on the subject, adding:

The guidelines set out the requirements for all offerings of digital tokens to be carried out through an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform operator that is registered with the SC.

Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

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