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AI Pioneer Red Dot Analytics Teams Up with MetaVerse Green Exchange to Support Carbon Neutral Data Centers

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MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX), a digital green exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and industrial AI pioneer Red Dot Analytics (RDA), a deep tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have announced a collaboration “to enable greater sustainability in… Read More

Coinhako Acquires MPI License to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

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The team at Coinhako is pleased to confirm that their firm has been granted the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) official approval “for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license.” Securing the full license means that the firm will be able “to legally operate as regulated… Read More

Fintech Insights Report for Q1 from FT Partners Says It’s Set to be Another Record Year for Fintechs

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FT Partners recently shared their Q1 2022 Fintech Insights Report. As noted in the update from FT Partners, it has been a record year for financing in Fintech. The firm is internationally known for its expertise in the Fintech industry. FT Partners has associations with… Read More

Australia, Singapore to Deepen Fintech Collaboration

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Australia Treasury and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently signed the Australia-Singapore Fintech Bridge Agreement in order “to strengthen cooperation between the Fintech ecosystems of both countries.” The commencement of discussions to develop the Fintech Bridge was “announced in June 2021, when Australian Prime… Read More

Project Ellipse Blends Data, Analytics, News for Singapore Regulators

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The BIS Innovation Hub Singapore Centre and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have developed a new prototype platform integrating regulatory data and analytics. Known as Project Ellipse, the platform demonstrates how regulatory and other data, such as articles and news, can be integrated into… Read More

China’s Greenland Financial Technology Partners with Singapore’s MetaVerse Green Exchange on Cross-Border Digital Carbon Credits, Crypto-Assets

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Greenland Financial Technology Group (Shanghai), a core platform of Greenland Group, a Fortune 500 company and one of Shanghai’s biggest state-backed enterprises focusing on real estate, infrastructure and finance, and the MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX), a digital green exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary… Read More

NGFS Acknowledges Nature-related Risks May have Macroeconomic, Financial Implications

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The NGFS released a “Statement on Nature-related financial risks”, which acknowledges that nature-related risks, “including those associated with biodiversity loss, could have significant macroeconomic implications, and that failure to account for, mitigate, and adapt to these implications is a source of risks relevant for financial… Read More

ADDX Promotes Choo to CEO, Predicts $1B Transactions by 2023

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Singapore Exchange-backed private market platform ADDX recently announced Oi-Yee Choo will be appointed its CEO, subject to the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) approval. ADDX was founded in 2017 and began full commercial operations in 2020 after becoming one of the first digital securities exchanges… Read More

Paxos Receives Preliminary MAS Digital Services Approval in Singapore

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Paxos, a blockchain infrastructure platform, announced it has received in-principle approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to operate digital payments token services under the Payment Services Act 2019. With this license, Paxos becomes one of the first blockchain services providers to meet the highest standard… Read More

MAS Punishes DBS Bank After 2021 Digital Banking Outage

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS) has laid the hammer down on DBS Bank after its digital banking services were widely unavailable for three days toward the end of last November. In a public statement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said it has imposed an additional… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Develop a Framework for Equitable Sharing of Losses from Scams

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently noted that banks in the Southeast Asian country have “substantially” implemented the additional measures to enhance the security of virtual banking announced on 19 January 2022. The measures, taken together, offer a “significant” added layer of security to… Read More

XREX Approved for MSB License From Canadian Regulators

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Fintech firm XREX announced today it has obtained the money services business (MSB) license from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) under the Canadian government. The license allows the Taipei-based company to extend its crypto-fiat exchange services, which include cross-border payments, remittances, global… Read More

MAS, Association of Banks in Singapore Clamping Down on Phishing Scams; Interim Measures Expected in 2 Weeks

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have responded to a recent spike in SMS phishing scams by introducing stricter security measures, they announced this week. The MAS said it expects all financial institutions to have “robust measures”… Read More

MAS Managing Director Menon to Lead 105-Member Network for Greening the Financial System

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The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) this week announced the appointment of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon as their new chair. He will serve for a two-year term. Formed at the Paris One Planet Summit in December 2017 by… Read More

MAS Bans Crypto Advertising in Singapore

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today took steps to effectively ban the advertising of cryptocurrencies to the general public. The guidelines cover payment institutions, banks and other financial institutions, as well as applicants under Singapore’s Payment Services Act. Services included in the directives are… Read More

Fintech Firm Airwallex Launches International Payment Services in Singapore

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Fintech platform Airwallex has announced its official launch in Singapore, following its grant of a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and “a beta launch in November last year.” Singapore businesses are now able to benefit from Airwallex’s suite… Read More

Digital Assets: ADDX Makes Private Markets Available to More Investors, and They’re Just Getting Started

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ADDX, a Singapore-based firm, is making private market investing available to many wealthy investors who were previously excluded from the opportunity. There is strong demand for the service, Oi-Yee Choo ADDX chief commercial officer said. Choo brings two decades of capital raising and mergers and… Read More

Once Again, Monetary Authority of Singapore Urges People to Give e-Hong Baos, not Physical Notes, Works with Fintechs to Promote Digital Version

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Once again, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is urging the population to give e-hong baos as opposed to physical cash. While telling people the digital version is more environmentally friendly, the digital version should also help limit queuing at banks that can fuel COVID… Read More

Singapore Now Home to Over 370 PE and VC Managers, as Digital Economy and Embedded Finance Become Widely Adopted

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Mr Leong Sing Chiong, Deputy MD at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), noted (during the annual IBF Distinction Evening program) that every year, the financial services industry gathers to “recognize those who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, and those who have contributed significantly… Read More

Following Investment in HG Exchange, Binance Shutters Singapore Crypto Exchange

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Binance has shut down its Singapore-facing crypto exchange. The news follows a series of events that have eventually led to Binance exiting the top Asian Fintech market with a wholly owned trading platform. Binance Singapore was originally granted an exemption from holding a license under… Read More

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