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Be wary of virtual money, M'sians told


Attractive scheme: A potential investor checking out the ‘bitcoins.com’ website.

Attractive scheme: A potential investor checking out the ‘bitcoins.com’ website.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have been warned against investing in virtual or Internet money as their savings could be wiped out if the exchange is hacked or runs into financial troubles.

Over the last month, two major Bitcoin exchanges in Japan and Canada have gone offline, filed for bankruptcy or closed down after claiming more than US$500mil (RM1.6bil) in losses due to hacking.

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