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 interact the general public in its stablecoin regulation.
The Minister answerable for MAS Tharman Shanmugaratnam in addressing the problems raised acknowledged that the collapse of the Terra ecosystem has strengthened 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 influence on the economic system is minimal. The MAS nonetheless couldn’t quantify the variety of Singaporeans affected by the collapse, as a consequence of restricted buyer information.
The Minister additionally addressed issues about stablecoin regulation. In the intervening time, stablecoins are thought of digital cost tokens (DPTs) alongside cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin below the Cost Service Act. The regulators are nonetheless working to deal with stablecoins as a singular asset class with a give attention to regulating the soundness 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 grew to become efficient in January 2020 to put the framework for cost methods 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 foundations 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 property below the administration threshold.
MAS in the present day reprimanded Three Arrows Capital Pte. Ltd. for offering false info to MAS, and exceeding the property below 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 corporations 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 corporations together with Crypto.com, Gemini, Coinbase, and Binance.
When requested if Singapore was nonetheless pushing its plan to be a cryptocurrency hub, Shanmugaratnam acknowledged:
“From a developmental perspective, MAS’ intention has been and stays to allow the expansion of an progressive and accountable digital asset ecosystem.”