Malaysian power utility firm Tenaga Nasional Bhd is tightening measures in a bid to stem the millions lost to electricity theft by Bitcoin miners.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia with a population of 32 million and an area of 330 kilometers. Malaysia has a recently industrialized market economy with a relatively fast GDP growth and a highly competitive market. Malaysia is considered to be attractive for foreign investments as it has a highly diversified and robust economy. The Malaysian economy is a producer of such export goods as electronic products, petroleum, chemicals, machinery and scientific equipment that are mostly sold to Singapore, China and Japan. The Malaysian government has issued no Bitcoin regulations. Malaysia allows Bitcoin mining and trading with no restrictions. However, the Central Bank of Malaysia issued a statement that Bitcoin is not considered to be legal tender and its users are poorly protected from fraudulent schemes and operational risks.
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