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Cryptocurrency 05 Dec 2017 | 7:07 AM Premium

Malaysia to clamp down on ICOs

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian regulators are looking to clamp down on initial coin offerings or ICOs by expanding the definition of ‘securities’ in existing laws, sources said.

Business 16 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

S’pore to consider certain ICOs in a sandbox

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s financial regulator would consider trialing some initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a regulatory sandbox, if such fund-raising efforts are by companies focused on new technology that will improve the efficiency of capital markets

Business 06 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan unveils guidelines for allowing ICOs

TOKYO: Japan is moving toward legalising initial coin offerings (ICOs), even as countries such as China and the United States restrict the fundraising technique because of their risks for investors.

Cryptocurrency 17 Jan 2019 | 9:36 AM

SC orders ICOs to stop activities and return funds to investors

KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission (SC) has ordered all ongoing initial coin offerings (ICOs) to halt their activities and return all monies or digital assets collected from investors.

Business 05 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

SC cautions investors against unauthorised ICOs

PETALING JAYA: The Securities Commission (SC) has noted the increase in the number of queries and complaints from members of the public regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital asset exchanges (DAX).

Business 02 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

ASIC steps up scrutiny of ICOs

SYDNEY: Australia’s corporate watchdog said it was cracking down on “misleading or deceptive conduct” in the marketing and selling of digital tokens via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Business 09 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Roadblock for ICOs?

Increased regulation in key markets could dampen growth of digital coins

TECH 23 Jan 2018 | 9:09 AM

More than 10% of US$3.7bil raised in ICOs has been stolen – Ernst & Young

More than 10% of funds raised through "initial coin offerings" are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young that delves into the risks of investing in cryptocurrency projects online.

Cryptocurrency 30 Nov 2017 | 6:45 AM

Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via ICOs

LONDON: Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed.

Business 30 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cryptocurrencies drop as South Korea bans ICOs

SEOUL: Ethereum and bitcoin dropped after South Korea banned domestic initial coin offerings and margin trading in cryptocurrencies.