Crypto

MAS Says Singapore Banks’ Exposures to Cryptoassets Are Insignificant

Singapore’s Senior Minister and Minister in charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that banks in the country are required to hold S$125 of capital against an exposure of S$100 to a cryptoasset like Bitcoin. In

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MAS Explains Why Binance Was Pinned on Investor Alert List but Not FTX

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) did not place the now-collapsed crypto exchange FTX on its Investor Alert List as it had no evidence that the latter was soliciting Singapore users specifically. In a statement addressing some questions and misconceptions

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Temasek Latest to Write Down US$275 Million Investment to Zero in FTX

Singapore’s state-owned investor Temasek announced that it has decided to write down its full investment in collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, irrespective of the outcome of its bankruptcy protection filing. Temasek had invested US$210 million for a minority stake of ~1%

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The FTX Collapse: Sam Bankman-Fried’s Dramatic Fall From Grace

In a dramatic turn of events, FTX filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, with CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried resigning from his role. This was after Binance pulled the plug on its acquisition of FTX in a remarkable

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Binance CEO Warns of “Cascading Effects” of FTX at Indonesia’s Fintech Summit

The fall of FTX last week will have “cascading effects” on the broader cryptocurrency industry with more companies possibly going belly up in the coming weeks, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO and co-founder of Binance, warned during a recent industry event

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Streaming Platform Bigo Live Partners TripleA to Enable Users to Pay With Crypto

Social live streaming platform Bigo Live has partnered with crypto payment gateway TripleA to enable their users to top up account by paying with cryptocurrencies. The crypto payments, which includes Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC),

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Binance to Set Up Industry Recovery Fund Following FTX’s Collapse, Says CZ

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance’s Chief Executive Officer Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao announced plans for an industry recovery fund amidst FTX’s staggering collapse in recent weeks. CZ also called upon other like-minded industry players with resources to co-invest in the fund to

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Monetising in the Metaverse: Distant Possibility or Reality?

In the virtual world of the metaverse, people don’t just visit – they inhabit. It’s a place where they can be whoever they want to be and do whatever they want. The term ‘metaverse’ was first coined in a book

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Crypto.com to Issue Credit Cards With Crypto Capabilities in Singapore

Crypto.com is now a Visa associate programme member in Singapore, enabling the company to initiate self-issuance of the Crypto.com Visa card in the country. The Crypto.com Visa Card comes with a cryptocurrency capability and is accepted by more than 80

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Ravi Menon Lays Out Singapore’s Crypto Hub Ambitions at SFF 2022

Singapore wants to be a crypto hub, but only if it means being a hub for sound and well-regulated tokenised and digital assets with value-adding use cases, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This means discouraging retail investment

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