Singapore’s central financial institution has launched a revised regulatory framework geared toward guaranteeing stability for single-currency stablecoins regulated within the city-state.

The Financial Authority of Singapore introduced the framework on Aug. 15 and stated it would police single-currency stablecoins (SCS) pegged to the worth of the Singapore greenback or G10 currencies such because the euro, British pound and United States greenback.

Excerpt from assertion concerning its stablecoin regulatory framework. Supply: MAS

“MAS’ stablecoin regulatory framework goals to facilitate using stablecoins as a reputable digital medium of trade, and as a bridge between the fiat and digital asset ecosystems,” stated the financial institution’s deputy managing director of economic supervision Ho Hern Shin.

“We encourage SCS issuers who would really like their stablecoins acknowledged as ‘MAS regulated stablecoins’ to make early preparations for compliance,” Shin added.

The framework outlines a number of necessities that stablecoin issuers must adhere to, together with well timed redemptions and sturdy reserve administration, amongst others: 

  • Worth stability: Reserve property will probably be topic to necessities referring to their composition, valuation, custody and audit, to present a excessive diploma of assurance of worth stability.
  • Capital: Stablecoin issuers should preserve minimal base capital and liquid property to cut back the chance of insolvency and allow an orderly wind-down of enterprise if essential.
  • Redemption at Par: Issuers should return the par worth of the stablecoins to holders inside 5 enterprise days from a redemption request.
  • Disclosure: Issuers should present applicable disclosures to customers, together with info on the SCS’ worth stabilizing mechanism, rights of SCS holders, in addition to the audit outcomes of reserve property.

MAS famous solely stablecoin issuers that fulfill the necessities underneath the framework will be capable to apply to grow to be MAS-regulated.

“This label will allow customers to readily distinguish MAS-regulated stablecoins from different digital cost tokens, together with ‘stablecoins’ which aren’t topic to MAS’ stablecoin regulatory framework,” it stated.

It additionally warns any person who represents a token as being MAS-ceritified can be topic to penalties set out within the new framework, together with being added to an alert record. 

The revised regulatory framework accounts for suggestions from an October 2022 public session.

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