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Asian Crypto Payments Firm TripleA Granted MAS Digital Payment License, 170+ Applications Received

Asian cryptocurrency payments company TripleA has been granted a digital payment token license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). TripleA is the first standard payment institution to receive this license, the company said. The designation allows TripleA to provide end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for… Read More

2-Day DBS Banking Shutdown Captures MAS Attention

While the DBS Bank motto is “Live more, bank less,” some customers found they could not bank at all after some services were disrupted for days earlier this week. The problem was discovered Tuesday morning when customers began having issues with account logins. Initial communications… Read More

Singapore and Abu Dhabi Complete Cross Border Digital Trade Finance Pilot

Singapore and Abu Dhabi (UAE), have completed a pilot of a “world’s first” cross-border digital trade financing pilot. The pilot was completed in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA),  the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu… Read More

CBDCs Have Potential But Not in 2022: Monetary Authority of Singapore Pumps the Brakes

CBDCs have the potential to make a significant impact on global finance, but appropriate safeguards need to be in place, an official from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said today. The industry gathered for the Singapore FinTech Festival, where one of the presenters was… Read More

Tencent, Asian Institute of Digital Finance to Support Fintech Innovation in Asian Markets

Tencent revealed at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2021 that it will be teaming up with the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF), which is an institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS) that has been established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Finalists for Global Fintech Hackcelerator

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announceed the finalists for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator and the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) Global Fintech Awards. These Awards are among “the key highlights of SFF 2021, which will take place from 8 to 12 November 2021,” according to… Read More

Digital FX Hub Created by Deutsche Bank and Monetary Authority of Singapore Completes First Set of Transactions

Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK) announced that it has completed “its first set of live trades on its electronic foreign exchange (e-FX) hub, based in SG1.” The e-FX hub, which was created with assistance from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), allows Deutsche Bank’s customers to… Read More

SBI Holdings, Sygnum, Azimut Group Introduce $75M VC Fund for Supporting Crypto Startup Investments

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, Switzerland’s crypto-asset bank Sygnum, and European asset management firm Azimut Group have introduced a VC fund of up to $75M that will be based in Singapore. It will focus on making investments in startups operating in the digital assets space…. Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank Negara Malaysia to Support Efficient Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s reserve bank and financial regulator, and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). the central bank of the Southeast Asian country, revealed that they are beginning a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment solutions. The initial… Read More

Digital Securities Exchange ADDX Tokenizes Allocation of Private Equity Fund Overseen by Partners Group

Digital securities exchange ADDX reveals that it has tokenized an allocation from a private equity fund that is being managed by Partners Group, an international private markets investment company. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the allocation from the Partners Group Global Value… Read More

InvestaX Introduces an Exchange in Monetary Authority of Singapore Sandbox, Offering Key Infrastructure for Digital Securities

InvestaX (IC SG Pte Ltd) has introduced an exchange in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sandbox, offering key infrastructure for “bringing liquidity to digital securities.” As mentioned in a release, InvestaX is a Singapore-based, MAS-licensed online investment and trading platform for Digital Securities (DSO)… Read More

Cobo/Polygon integration to Grow Cobo Community

Cobo Custody, an Asian custodian service provider, and Cobo Wallet, a centralized crypto asset management and wallet platform, will be offering support for their institutional and retail customers to access Polygon ecosystems, the companies have announced. Cobo Wallet and Cobo Custody will fully support the… Read More

Bad Actors Diverted, Used SMS One-Time Passwords to Perform Fraudulent Credit Cards Transfers, Affecting Singapore Consumers

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Singapore Police Force (SPF) recently revealed that malicious actors overseas had been able to divert and use SMS one-time passwords (OTPs) to carry out fraudulent credit card transfers impacting 75 banking clients based… Read More

Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface to Connect Next Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India today have announced their intent to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022. The goal is to provide instantaneous, low-cost fund transfers directly from one… Read More

Switzerland’s vestr Expands Operations to Singapore Markets with Julius Baer Partnership

Switzerland-based vestr, a platform that fully digitizes the life-cycle management of actively managed investment products, has reportedly expanded its business operations to Singapore, after teaming up with Julius Baer via F10’s Fintech incubator program. As noted by its management: “Julius Baer is the international reference… Read More

Singaporean Digital Asset Exchange SDAX Receives RMO License from MAS

Singapore-based digital asset exchange SDAX has obtained its Recognized Market Operator (RMO) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to operate a digital asset exchange, the company said this week. SDAX believes the use of blockchain in capital markets will create new opportunities for… Read More

Digital Securities ADDX Expands China Presence with $200M Agreement Linked to Offshore Investments

Digital securities exchange ADDX – previously doing business as iSTOX – expects to “enlarge its business in China significantly, after concluding a $200-million agreement tied to a government-granted quota for Chinese offshore investments,” according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. The Qualified Domestic Limited… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group Introduces Sustainable Finance Innovation Unit in Singapore

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has introduced a dedicated sustainable finance innovation division in Singapore as a key part of its new LSEG Labs network. As noted by the LSEG, the division will mainly focus on offering sustainable finance solutions and capabilities in order… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chooses 15 Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, revealed on August 30, 2021 that 15 finalists were selected for the international competition to create a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution (Global CBDC Challenge). The finalists include financial institutions,… Read More

US Treasury Dept and Monetary Authority of Singapore Commit to MoU on Cybersecurity Cooperation

On Monday (August 23, 2021), the US Treasury Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed the finalization of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cybersecurity Cooperation. This announcement has been made during Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Singapore, where the… Read More

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