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马来西亚证监会叫停违规ICO项目

本周,马来西亚证监会下令Copycash基金会立刻终止所有相关活动,包括拟定于10号的ICO计划。

马来西亚证监会的指令包含Copycash基金会在白皮书中提到的所有与ICO相关的活动,如即将在马来西亚举办的路演、研讨会以及推广活动等。马证监会表示,他们是在进行一番调查之后下达指令的。他们在调查中发现“Copycash基金会的白皮书以及其代表透露的信息存在违反证券法规定的可能”。

从其官网可以看出,Copycash这个外汇以及加密货币交易平台似乎更倾向于中国投资者。考虑到这一点,马来西亚政府的禁令似乎对其不会有太大影响。

此外,马来西亚证监会还建议投资者留意欺诈风险,在参与ICO之前进行尽调。马来西亚证监会表示,他们会在助力数字资产在资本市场应用的同时,密切关注存在高风险的ICO项目,并且在必要的时候会毫不犹豫地采取措施。

去年9月,马来西亚证监会曾经发布官方公告提到了投资ICO的潜在风险。他们提到的问题包括验证项目真实性的难度;另外一旦ICO发起方不在马来西亚,由于国外法律或规则的差异,证监会很难帮助投资者取回资金;在二级市场交易的数字代币很可能带来流动性不足、波动性增加以及定价不透明的风险;其它的问题还包括监管缺失以及投资者保护不当;马来西亚证监会还提到了有关洗钱和恐怖主义融资的风险。

The Malaysian financial regulator has issued an order to the team behind an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to halt any operations in the country. This is just another example of how authorities in different regions are trying to limit access to ICOs from the investing public under their jurisdictions.

Malaysia Says No to ICO

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced on Tuesday that it directed the Copycash Foundation to immediately cease and desist of all its proposed activities, including a purported plan to launch an ICO on 10 January 2018.

This SC directive covers all activities as described in Copycash Foundation’s white paper for the ICO, including any roadshows, seminars or promotional events related to the scheme in Malaysia. The commission says that the order was issued following an inquiry after it found that there is “a reasonable likelihood that disclosures in Copycash Foundation’s white paper and representations to potential investors will contravene relevant requirements under securities laws.”

Judging by its website, the forex and cryptocurrency social trading platform Copycash seems to be geared toward Chinese investors more than anything else. Considering this, the Malaysian directive might not affect it at all. News.bitcoin.com has reached out for comment and will update when it arrives.

Ever Vigilant

The SC also advised investors to be cautious of the risks of fraud and exercise due diligence before participating in ICO schemes, beyond this particular one. The Malaysian commission says that, while it “continues to facilitate use cases of digital assets in the capital market, it remains vigilant in monitoring ICO schemes given the heightened risks, and will not hesitate to take action where necessary.”

Back in September 2017 the SC issued an official statement addressing the potential risks associated with investing in any ICO. The issues mentioned include the difficulty to “verify the authenticity of” an ICO, challenges regarding “the recovery of invested monies may be subject to foreign laws or regulations” in the event that ICOs are based outside of Malaysia, the potential for “digital tokens traded on a secondary market” to “give rise to risks of insufficient liquidity or volatile and opaque pricing”, and the absence of regulation and “legal protection for investors”. The SC also mentioned concerns regarding money laundering and terrorist financing risks.


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