The Financial Authority of Singapore (MAS) in response to a parliamentary inquiry, shared insights on how the Luna collapse affected the economic system and laid out plans to have interaction the general public in its stablecoin regulation.
The Minister accountable for MAS Tharman Shanmugaratnam in addressing the problems raised said that the collapse of the Terra ecosystem has bolstered the excessive dangers concerned in investing within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
On the well being of the mainstream economic system, Shanmugaratnam famous that banks in Singapore had insignificant exposures to cryptocurrencies, therefore the general affect on the economic system is minimal. The MAS nevertheless couldn’t quantify the variety of Singaporeans affected by the collapse, because of restricted buyer information.
The Minister additionally addressed issues about stablecoin regulation. In the mean time, stablecoins are thought-about digital cost tokens (DPTs) alongside cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin underneath the Cost Service Act. The regulators are nevertheless working to deal with stablecoins as a singular asset class with a deal with regulating the steadiness of the peg and reserve necessities. Shanmugaratnam famous that the MAS was trying to work with the general public in regulating stablecoins.
State of Crypto Regulation in Singapore
Singapore’s Cost Service Act turned efficient in January 2020 to put the framework for cost programs and cost service suppliers to function within the Asian nation.
In January 2022, the MAS issued a tenet to limit crypto service suppliers from publicly promoting or advertising and marketing cryptocurrency investments. The regulation additionally noticed the shutdown of crypto ATMs within the nation.
Earlier in July, the regulators expressed intentions to set new guidelines to guard retail buyers. The principles as defined will place limits on retail participation, and on using leverage when transacting in cryptocurrencies.
Within the wake of the Three Arrows Capital collapse, the MAS on June 30, reprimanded the hedge fund for offering false info and exceeding belongings underneath the administration threshold.
MAS in the present day reprimanded Three Arrows Capital Pte. Ltd. for offering false info to MAS, and exceeding the belongings underneath administration threshold allowed for a registered fund administration firm. #enforcement #regulations
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— MAS (@MAS_sg) June 30, 2022
MAS remains to be with crypto
Regardless of the decision for extra crypto rules within the area, the MAS remains to be accommodative to crypto firms that play by the Cost Service Act. It’s nonetheless open to granting licenses for digital asset suppliers trying to function within the area. Up to now, Singapore has granted 14 licenses and in-principle approvals to firms together with Crypto.com, Gemini, Coinbase, and Binance.
When requested if Singapore was nonetheless pushing its plan to be a cryptocurrency hub, Shanmugaratnam said:
“From a developmental perspective, MAS’ purpose has been and stays to allow the expansion of an progressive and accountable digital asset ecosystem.”