Notice to Persons Operating a Business Relating to Digital Currencies
Pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA), persons carrying on activities specified in paragraph 25 of the First Schedule of the AMLA are subject to obligations as a reporting institution under the AMLA.
The Bank has issued the “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) - Digital Currencies (Sector 6)” policy document on 27 February 2018 (“policy document”) which specifies further detailed requirements imposed on the reporting institutions.
Subsequently, the Securities Commission Malaysia had issued the Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019 which came into effect on 15 January 2019. Following this, any person who is interested to operate a digital asset platform are to contact the SC for information on the process in applying for the necessary registration. The list of registered digital asset exchanges can be referred to on this website :