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FATF Travel Rule Solution Sygna Bridge Completes Assessment by Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, Singapore

Sygna Bridge, the “market-ready” solution developed for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) to fulfill the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 16’s “Travel Rule,” has reportedly become the very first FATF Travel Rule solution to go through an independent assessment by The Association of Cryptocurrency… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Consultation Response Regarding Payments, Including Digital Payment Tokens

In 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a consultation on the Payment Services Act (PS Act) that in relation to AML/CFT, and other amendments in respect of digital payment token (DPT) service and certain technical amendments. The consultation address certain proposed amendments to… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

Blockchain-based Security Tokens to be Considered Similar to Highly Liquid Securities, like Stocks, by Japan’s Regulators, Fintech Executive Explains

Norbert Gehrke, founder and representative director at Tokyo Fintech, an initiative that supports community-led innovation in Japan’s financial services sector, notes that the country’s economy and business transactions are still “highly paper-based.” Gehrke has worked as managing director at Goldman Sachs’ Technology Division and Barclays… Read More

Fiat and Crypto Payments Platform Wirex Applies for Singapore License

Wirex, a payments platform, reports that it is working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in order to acquire a license under the new Payments Services Act. The license will allow Wirex to continue to provide services in Singapore, including enabling users the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Provides Clarifications on Payment Services Act in New FAQ

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an FAQ in regards to the new Payment Services Act. The Payment Services Act has gone through a consultation process with MAS responding in December 2019. The FAQ is meant to provide guidance on the licensing and… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Does Not Want to “Legitimise” Immature Crypto Sector by Jumping to Regulate It

Citing concerns about “…anonymity, speed and cross-border nature of DPT (cryptocurrency or digital payment tokens) transactions,” the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has stated it does not want to hasten regulation of cryptocurrencies because of the potentially “legitimizing” and popularizing effect doing so could have…. Read More

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