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“Masterminds” Behind Singapore’s Largest Stock Market Manipulation have Been Sentenced

On 28 December 2022, the High Court in Singapore sentenced Mr Soh Chee Wen (also known as John Soh), and Ms Quah Su-Ling to a total of 36 and 20 years’ imprisonment respectively “for, among other things, orchestrating an elaborate scheme to manipulate the shares… Read More

Payoneer Receives In-Principle Regulatory Approval in Singapore

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), the commerce technology company powering payments and growth for the new global economy, has received in-principle approval as a Major Payment Institution License holder from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The license, once received, “will allow Payoneer to offer additional payments… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Statement on FTX Implosion, Once Again Cautions on Crypto

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a statement addressing the bankruptcy of FTX, saying it would like to address some questions and “misconceptions.” Singapore is recognized as the top Fintech hub in Asia and is generally viewed as digital asset friendly. That being… Read More

Singapore: MAS, UNCDF to Develop Financial Ecosystems for Least Developed Nations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 11 November 2022 “to jointly develop integrated and digital financial ecosystems for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from least developed countries (LDCs).” The… Read More

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Monetary Authority of Singapore Experiment with CBDCs for Wholesale Payments

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York Innovation Center (NYIC), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced a partnership aimed at experimenting with Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to improve the efficiency of cross border wholesale payments using multiple currencies. The… Read More

HSBC, Marketnode, UOB to Work on Digital Issuance of Wealth Products

HSBC is pleased to partner with Marketnode, a SGX Group and Temasek joint venture and digital markets infrastructure operator, and UOB in order “to pilot fully digital issuance of wealth management products as part of a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)-led collaboration on asset tokenisation,… Read More

Indonesia Stock Exchange Signs MoU with Green Fintech MVGX

Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), the country’s national securities exchange and among the “fastest growing” in the continent, is exploring the possibility of working with MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX), a digital green exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), “to develop Indonesia’s… Read More

Top Singapore Bank DBS Pursues Programmable Digital Dollar (DSGD)

DBS, a top financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets and based in Singapore, has announced an initiative to create a programmable digital Singapore dollars (DSGD). The project has the defacto approval of the Singapore government which recently indicated its support… Read More

Singapore Looks to Reduce Consumer Risk of Crypto Trading, Encourages Stablecoins with New Rules

-Retail Investors May Be Banned from Using Leverage in Crypto Trading -Banks Allowed to Issue Stablecoins The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed new initiatives aimed at mitigating risk to consumers in regard to crypto trading. At the same time, MAS has proposed new… Read More

Singapore: MAS Expands Sustainability Group, Appoints New Chief Sustainability Officer

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that Ms. Gillian Tan will be appointed Chief Sustainability Officer “from 17 October 2022, in addition to her current role as Assistant Managing Director (Development & International).” MAS’ current Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Darian McBain, will “leave MAS… Read More

Blockchain.com Receives In-Principle Approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, digital asset trading platform, and block explorer service provider, recently revealed that it has “secured an in-principle approval for the Major Payment Institution License offering Digital Payment Token services from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).” With this preliminary… Read More

Preventing Money Laundering and Fraud in Crypto: Singapore MP Queries Minister in Charge of MAS

This past week, Singapore MP Yip Hon Weng queried public officials about the risk of money laundering and fraud in the cryptocurrency markets. Singapore has emerged as a top hub for digital asset innovation with some firms moving to the country due to its Fintech-friendly… Read More

Singapore: MAS Introduces ESG Impact Hub to Support Growth of ESG Ecosystem

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched the ESG Impact Hub to spur co-location and collaboration “between Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Fintech startups and solution providers, financial institutions and real economy stakeholders.” The Hub will also “anchor industry-driven sustainability initiatives such the Point Carbon… Read More

Singapore: MAS, IFSCA to Pursue Cross-Border Fintech Innovations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement (CA) in order “to facilitate regulatory collaboration and partnership in FinTech.” The CA will promote the following: Regulatory Sandbox Collaboration – MAS and IFSCA will “leverage… Read More

Singapore: MAS Releases Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025

Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance, and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Deputy Chairman, launched the Financial Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM) 2025. The ITM 2025 lays out the growth strategies “to further develop Singapore as a leading international financial centre in… Read More

MAS, SGX Group Introduce ESGenome Disclosure Portal to Streamline Sustainability Reporting

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) have jointly launched ESGenome, a digital disclosure portal for companies “to report Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data in a structured and efficient manner, and for investors to access such data in a consistent… Read More

Singapore: Parliament Question Sheds Light on BNPL Activity

Earlier today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) posted a letter addressed Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of MAS. An MP, Derrick Goh, inquired about buy now – pay later (BNPL) activity in the country. Responding to the inquiry, the Minister shared… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Clarifies on Digital Assets. Yes to Innovation, No on Crypto Speculation (But No Ban)

MAS Supports Digital Asset Innovation, No Ban on Crypto Trading but Seeks to Limit Retail Access Singapore is a top global Fintech hub and the leading Asian center for innovation in financial services. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has long aided the digitization of… Read More

Next: Hodlnaut Suspends Withdrawals, Cancels Application for License

Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based crypto platform, has halted all withdrawals, token swaps, and deposits – effective immediately. Holdlnaut is a crypto lending and borrowing platform that was founded in 2019 by Bitcoin maximalists Juntao Zhu and Simon Lee. Hodlnaut supported seven different digital assets: BTC, WBTC,… Read More

Singapore: DTC Secures MPI License MAS to Offer Digital Payment Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted Digital Treasures Center (DTC) the Major Payment Institution (MPI) license. Securing the full license “means DTC has exited from the exemption status and is now a fully regulated provider (MAS license number: PS20200531) of Digital Payment Token… Read More

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