Tag "Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)"

Calm Down, Grab Isn’t Trying to Become a Bank—Not in the Way You’re Thinking, at Least

Followers of this page are well aware that Grab, one of Singapore’s premier unicorns, has dabbled in many different areas of fintech-fuelled offerings in its drive to become what it self-describes as a “super app”. Most recently though, it seems

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Singapore Welcomes STO Player to its Fintech Sandbox

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has aspirations towards encouraging more fintech experimentation, and in November last year, launched a regulatory sandbox that would allow innovative fintechs in legal grey areas to test their solutions in the market, under regulator

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Huawei Bets on Singapore’s Artificial Intelligence with New AI Innovation Lab

Huawei held its Cloud Summit 2019, in which the company announced the launch of its Cloud & AI Innovation Lab in Singapore. The lab aims to cultivate local AI talents and bridge Singapore with state-of-the-art AI technologies globally, and accelerate

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5 Central Bank Backed Blockchain Projects That Could Make the World a Better Place

Central banks across the globe are no stranger to the concept of blockchain. In fact, according to a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report, at least 40 central banks across the globe are working in some capacity with blockchain and

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Binance Will Arrive in Singapore Before the Month Ends

In September last year, Binance, one of the best known crypto exchanges, expressed intentions to set up fiat-to-crypto trading platforms on almost every continent. True to its intentions, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, announced at a conference in Seoul that

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Revolut Enlists London-Based Regtech for Help in Complying With MAS’ Regulations

Revolut, a digital-only bank from the UK, announced that it has signed an agreement with ClauseMatch. Following a trial period, Revolut is adopting the regulatory technology also from London to streamline management of internal policies, controls and regulatory compliance—including the

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Monetary Authority of Singapore Halts ICO over Regulatory Breach

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned an initial coin offering (ICO) issuer not to proceed with its securities token offering in Singapore until it can fully comply with regulatory requirements under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA). MAS

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MAS Sets Aside SGD$75 M to Position Singapore as Asia’s Centre for Capital Raising

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will launch a new S$75 million Grant for Equity Market Singapore (GEMS) next month Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and MAS Board Member, highlighted Singapore’s vision to serve as Asia’s centre for

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Singapore Financial Regulator Releases Updated Guide for ICOs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city state’s central bank and financial regulator, has released an update to its guide for businesses looking to raise money through initial coin offerings (ICOs). The paper, titled A Guide to Digital Token

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MAS Explores the Concept of Sandbox Express

In keeping with their messaging of being open to experimentation the Monetary Authority of Singapore is exploring an “express version” of their fintech regulatory sandbox which was introduced in 2016. Dubbed the “Sandbox Express” the regulator is proposing  the creation of

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