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This Proton Car Dealer In Seri Kembangan Is Accepting Bitcoin And Ethereum As Payment

Wah, so canggih!

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Cryptocurrencies may not be legal tender in Malaysia yet, but that did not stop a car dealer in Seri Kembangan, Selangor from offering customers the option to pay with Bitcoin and Ethereum

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A banner stating as such, hung outside the Proton showroom, was posted on a Lowyat.NET forum thread earlier today, 5 January

The forum member who snapped the photo - Xccess - added that he "called them myself to verify this isn't a hoax, they said confirmed accepting Crypto."

The revelation caused quite a stir among netizens, some of whom questioned the stability of using Bitcoin to pay for a new car and cautioned that this may just be "bait" for a scheme

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Some poked fun at the ever-changing value of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

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There's been a lot of hype surrounding the use of virtual currency in the past year, especially when news emerged that a nasi kerabu stall in Kota Bahru, Kelantan is offering customers the option to pay with Bitcoin

Find out more about the Jijah's NK Stall here.

We also came across a recent Facebook post claiming that a clinic in Klang is also accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment

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However, Bank Negara Malaysia recently maintained that bitcoin and its cryptocurrency siblings are still not recognised as legal payment methods in Malaysia:

Find out more about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as well as red flags you should avoid if you're thinking of investing:

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