One thing I noticed about people who are passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology is their ideologies and values.
They tend to be the same people who rank transparency, efficiency and financial inclusiveness high in their belief system. Not all of them (some just got in it for the moneh), but many of them. And for that reason, I support the industry.
In the interest of promoting the cryptocurrency and blockchain in Malaysia, I have compiled Malaysia-based companies, associations and groups you should know.
Note that this list is not exhaustive – I might have missed some – but the popular ones with active members are here. If you know of any more, please comment and I’ll add it in.
This list does not and will not include:
- mining companies
- trading-related groups
- ‘wealth-generating platforms’
- companies doing ICO (without other blockchain implementation), and
- companies selling bitcoin clones
I also don’t include groups that
talk speculate about cryptocurrencies as purely investment vehicles – too many of those around.
Disclaimer: Pictures = groups that supported my theatre production In A Different Light. We’re pretty confident we’re the first theatre company in Malaysia (and possibly worldwide) that accepted cryptocurrencies as payment. We received Bitcoin Cash, bitcoin, ZCoin and Dash. Thank you for the support!
Cryptocurrency groups in Malaysia that promote adoption of cryptocurrencies as payment and adoption of its blockchain platform. They are considered ambassadors – some of them are even formally appointed by the core group and received funding for marketing purposes. You can contact them to know more about what they do.
1. Bitcoin Malaysia
Longest-running and most active crypto community in Malaysia. Founded by the legend Colbert Lau. Organises a lot of meetups and the go-to group for anything crypto in Malaysia.
2. Bitcoin Cash Malaysia
3. ZCoin Community
4. Dash Community
There are a few groups promoting Dash cryptocurrency as a payment method. Rocketpay is one of the most active. They received funding straight from the core Dash team (see their proposal). Ask them about their event space RSpace, which they generously offer for free to the crypto and blockchain community. Website | Facebook
Another group promoting the same cryptocurrency is called Dash Malaysia. Facebook
5. Steemit Community
The group claims to have more than a thousand Malaysian Steemit members, which is cool! They host events to introduce people to the Steemit platform. Something like Medium, except upvotes will reward content creators with Steem cryptocurrency. Facebook
6. Stellar Lumens Community
Respected crypto-payments infrastructure with a strong focus on the developing world. Meetup page
7. NEO Community
8. NEM Community
Made up of very driven community members and aggressively expanding in this region. Will open the NEM blockchain centre in Glo Damansara. Facebook
9. Ethereum Community
Admin-ed by members of the HelloGold and Etherscan team. Meetup page
Companies using blockchain technology
Proving that blockchain is beyond cryptocurrencies!
Identity-management services enabled by blockchain technology, for easier and faster eKYC. Planning an ICO. Website
Gold investment platform targeting the underserved (ie not just super-rich people). Amazing team, amazing values. Built on Ethereum platform. Recently partnered with KLEAN – you can exchange recyclables like plastics and cans for gold! Website | App | Facebook
4. BESC (Blockchain Energy Savings Consortium)
‘Recruitment on the blockchain’. Website
Educational / Tools / Services
These companies offer blockchain-as-a-service, tools to understand cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms and blockchain and crypto-related seminars and conferences.
5. Blockchain Academy Asia
6. Blockchain Technology Malaysia
Iskandar, Johor-based blockchain marketing, business support and training services. Facebook
9. Protech Future System
Among other things, does ICO security audit. Website
10. Celebrus Advisory
Blockchain strategy advisor. Website
Blockchain associations/ groups
1. ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia
2. Blockchain Embassy Asia
3. Blockchain Developers Malaysia
Developers only. You need to prove you know how to code before you can join. Facebook
Group that brings cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts together. Facebook
Am I missing anyone?
If yes, comment below. Please don’t take any non-mentions seriously – am only listing the ones I can remember on top of my head. This article will be continually updated with more info. If you’re mentioned and you’d like to add your telegram link in, comment here too.