The Securities Commission conditionally approves Luno’s application as a recognised market operator

David Low
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The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia has conditionally approved Luno’s application as a Recognised Market Operator (Digital Asset Exchange).

Upon the SC’s confirmation that Luno has satisfied the SC’s conditions, Luno will become one of three digital asset exchanges to be regulated in Malaysia, allowing investors to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies.

We're extremely grateful to the Securities Commission for granting us conditional approval. It has been a long journey for Luno, from our entry into the Malaysian market in 2015, which led to us becoming, in just two years, the largest digital asset exchange in the country.

We're committed to working with financial authorities, so it is very important to us that we're now going to be regulated by the SC. We look forward to relaunching Luno so we're available to all Malaysians once again.

We’ve been working closely with regulators and banks to complete the groundwork for the buying, selling and storing of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, which we believe are the future of money. Regulation will ultimately bring clarity and protection to consumers, and will ensure that all cryptocurrency businesses have adequate standards in place to protect investors and their funds.

Luno’s commitment to compliance is demonstrated by our continued registration with, and institutional reporting through, Bank Negara Malaysia. We know there is a lot of demand for our service so we are coordinating with our partners in Malaysia to get Luno back and operating as quickly as possible. We’re almost ready to accept new customers, and enable them to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies on our platform.

The Malaysian government’s proactive regulation of the digital asset industry shows the significance they place on this sector. We firmly believe that cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technologies will bring innovation in both old and new industries.

We'll also be implementing some exciting new changes we’ve been working on during this transition period, which will further enhance our service offering.

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David Low

David is currently General Manager of Southeast Asia. Prior to this, he lead Luno Malaysia as Country Manager. Before Luno, he was General Manager at Honestbee, Malaysia’s on-demand food delivery service. From 2012 to 2014, He also worked as the CEO of a global bubble tea brand, Chatime in Xiamen city, China. David is a law graduate from the University of Reading, UK and possesses a certificate for legal practise.

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