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Singapore Moves Forward on Tokenized Assets: MAS Reveals Framework for Digital Assets

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published a report proposing a framework for designing open, interoperable networks for digital assets (i.e. tokenized real-economy and financial assets). The report Enabling Open & Interoperable Networks was jointly “developed with subject matter experts at the Bank for International… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Firm Ripple Secures In-Principle Regulatory Approval in Singapore

Ripple, which claims to be the leader in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced that its Singapore subsidiary Ripple Markets APAC Pte Ltd, has obtained In-Principle Approval of the Major Payments Institution License application from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This license will allow… Read More

ADDX Appoints Former SGX Exec as New Chairman

Digital securities marketplace ADDX has appointed former Singapore Exchange (SGX) Managing Director Chew Sutat as its new Chairman. According to a note from the company, Sutat has Chaired the listing committee of ADDX since 2019. SGX is a shareholder in ADDX. ADDX Pte Ltd took… Read More

Singapore: MAS Introduces AI in Finance Challenge for Global Fintech Hackcelerator

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched the 8th edition of the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Finance Global Challenge”, in order to “produce innovative and market-ready AI solutions that can transform the financial services industry.” The competition is “conducted in… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains Major Payment Institution License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Crypto.com announced that it has received its Major Payment Institution (MPI) license for Digital Payment Token (DPT) services from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This announcement follows Crypto.com “receiving its in-principle approval from MAS in June 2022.” With this license, Crypto.com can “continue to… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with Google on AI

Singapore securities regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has announced a partnership with Google [Alphabet] (NASDAQ:GOOG). According to a statement by MAS, the regulatory will work with Google Cloud to collaborate on generative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to advance the development and use of responsible… Read More

CBDC: Monetary Authority of Singapore, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Publish Results of Cross Border Payments and Blockchain Technology, Shows Promising Results

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s New York Innovation Center  (NYIC) have published a research report sharing the results of the joint Project Cedar Phase II x Ubin+ (Cedar x Ubin+). Singapore is typically viewed as the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Re-Appointments of MD, Key Board Members

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently announced the re-appointment of three existing members to its Board of Directors and the re-appointment of its Managing Director. Mr Lucien Wong, Attorney-General, and Mr Chaly Mah, Chairman of NetLink NBN Management Pte Ltd, will be “re-appointed to… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Imposes Additional Capital Requirement on DBS Bank for Disruption of Banking Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reportedly imposed on DBS Bank Ltd (DBS Bank) an additional capital requirement, “following the widespread unavailability of DBS Bank’s digital banking services on 29 March 2023 and a subsequent disruption to its digital banking and ATM services on… Read More

Cross Border Payments Now Available Between Singapore and Malaysia

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have partnered to announce QR codes for payments will now be accepted bilaterally. Users at participating financial firms will now accept in-person payments by scanning a physical code displayed on merchants as well as… Read More

After SVB Collapse, Monetary Authority of Singapore Says City-State’s Banking System Remains Sound, Resilient

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently said that Singapore’s banking system “remains sound and resilient amid heightened volatility in global financial markets following the recent closure of banks in the US.” The Singapore Dollar money market and foreign exchange market “continue to function well.”… Read More

Singapore: MAS Imposes Due Diligence Requirements for Corporate Finance Advisers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently issued a Notice imposing mandatory baseline standards of due diligence and conduct requirements “for corporate finance (CF) advisers.” These requirements aim to “raise the standards of conduct of CF advisers, improve the quality of disclosures and allow investors… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore, Reserve Bank of India Support Real-Time Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched the linkage between Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This will “enable customers of participating financial institutions in Singapore and India [1] to send and receive funds between bank… Read More

Brunei Darussalam Central Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore Extend Cooperation in Financial Supervision

The Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reaffirmed the close ties between the two authorities “at the fourth BDCB-MAS Bilateral Roundtable, and discussed new areas of collaboration.” At the Roundtable, BDCB Managing Director, Rokiah Bakar and MAS Managing Director, Ravi… Read More

“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

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

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