The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it will seek consultation in the next months on proposed measures toward regulating the crypto industry.

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Fast facts

  • Singapore’s regulatory focus on crypto has been mainly toward containing money laundering and terrorist financing risks, MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon said on Tuesday.
  • Most regulatory regimes currently do not cover issues such as consumer protection, market conduct, and reserve backing for stablecoins, Menon said.
  • “This is changing,” Menon said, with reviews and public consultations underway among international standard-setting bodies and regulators, to strengthen regulation in these areas.
  • MAS seeks to consult on proposed measures in the next few months, he added.
  • With the media reporting that some crypto players under strain were Singapore-based, Menon clarified that both TerraForm Labs and Luna Foundation Guard didn’t apply for a license or sought exemption. Vauld’s license application is being reviewed, he added.

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