The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is reportedly working on guidelines to assist local banks in vetting and providing banking services to cryptocurrency clients.
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- Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources, that the regulator aims to clarify the regulatory requirements for servicing cryptocurrency-related businesses and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures.
- According to one of the sources, the initiative targets firms that provide payment, trading, and transfer services for digital assets.
- It will also encompass stablecoins, non-fungible tokens, and transferable gaming or streaming credits.
- Singapore has been positioning itself as a hub for cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation, with several major exchanges and companies setting up operations in the city-state.
- The MAS has previously said that it aims to publish its cryptocurrency and stablecoin consultations feedback by the middle of this year.
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