Bank of Malaysia warns about fake crypto certificates

Bank Negara Malaysia issues a warning about fake cryptocurrency consultant degree certificates with their logo
02 April 2018   172

The rising popularity and increasing adoption of cryptocurrencies has opened a lot of new study venues. Cryptocurrency-related courses are popping up in universities all over the world. And, as usual, there are people who try to profit from it.

In Malaysia fake certificates of degree as a “Certified Crypto Asset Consultant” has been sighted. It's especially irritating for the Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM), because their stamps and logo, alongside ones from University of Malaysia, are on these fake degree papers.

Apparently, these certificates has been used for quite a while to fool businesses and employers, who are looking for specialists in field of digital asset investments.

“BNM does not recognise these certificate holders who use such documentation in offering consultation services. Members of the public are advised to verify the validity of any certification programme before registering”, said the representative of Central Bank of Malaysia.

The bank reminds everyone, who has been presented with aforementioned certificates, that it's important to verify the authenticity of the documents, before agreeing on services of such specialists.

Dow Jones' MarketWatch to Track Additional 8 Cryptos

Now it also shows data on  Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash
25 April 2018   47

MarketWatch, the news department of the Dow Jones Media Group begun to track the market movements of eight new cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Coindesk.

The MarketWatch website tracks the bitcoin price from 2014, but from now on, users will also be offered data on Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash.

The new service will publish real-time quotations of these coins against the US dollar and the euro, as well as historical trends in the price movement, using the data from the Kraken crypto exchange.

It's no doubt that our readers, as the world's savviest investors, have an eye on digital currency and we're happy to be expanding our real-time tracking of a total of 9 cryptocurrencies in both Euro's and USD, with Kraken's help.
 

Dan Shar

General Manager, MarketWatch

Last week, the financial news agency Dow Jones Media Group announced a partnership with the Brave startup. Within its framework, DJMG will test the possibilities of a blockbuster-developed platform for online advertising developed by a start-up, and will provide access to premium content of Barron's MarketWatch publications to about 2 million users of the Brave browser.