Singapore pledges $32m to help regtechs take POCs to market
Welcome to “the Valley of the Valuable POCs”, says MAS chief fintech officer
Welcome to “the Valley of the Valuable POCs”, says MAS chief fintech officer
In Singapore, PayNow monthly transaction values have crossed the $3 billion mark.
The regulator has issued four licences, rather than five.
The blockchain network is jointly developed with JP Morgan and investment firm Temasek.
Up to 12 winners will be selected to receive in prize money.
The announcement is part of the bank’s strategic expansion into the Asia Pacific region.
US bank goes live with fourth centre with help from MAS.
Roughly 50 companies are involved in the bidding.
Singaporean regulator’s experts call out bank culture.
Applying AI needs to be done when data is set right, says panel
The platform will grow business through OJK’s innovation hub.
Monetary Authority of Singapore makes some changes and gets truly focused.
Websites falsely claim that Singapore is adopting a cryptocurrency as its official coin.
Monetary Authority of Singapore finalises its Payment Services Bill.
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Central banks and regulator reveal heightened interest and assesses alternative models.
Monetary Authority of Singapore quickly thinks up pre-defined sandbox concept.
They have developed delivery versus payment capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets.
Wants a “stronger platform for growth finance and infrastructure development”.
Regulator wants fairness, ethics, accountability and transparency.
SGQR will be adopted by 27 payment schemes.
Developing delivery versus payment (DvP) capabilities.
Risk management and controls were “unsatisfactory”.
New guidance on the use of tech solutions for non-face-to-face customer onboarding.
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