Category: monetary authority

Cryptocurrencies Affect Central Bank Tasks, Dutch Monetary Authority Says, Urges Global Regulation

Convinced that cryptocurrencies are affecting the tasks performed by monetary authorities around the world, the Dutch central bank has urged for comprehensive international regulations. The call comes after research into…

Crypto Exchange Bybit Does Not Plan to Sanction Russian Users Despite MAS Call, Report

Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit has no intention to introduce restrictions for Russian traders, despite a recent reminder by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) about the obligations of crypto providers in…

Crypto Exchanges Must Comply With Russia Sanctions, Singapore Central Bank Says

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reiterated that cryptocurrency exchanges need to conform to restrictions on Russian users imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The reminder comes after researchers…

Singapore Seeks to Reduce Risks for Retail Crypto Investors With Restrictive Rules

Financial authorities in Singapore have proposed new regulations designed to protect consumers from risks associated with cryptocurrency investment and trading. The measures, which also aim to expand regulations for stablecoins,…

Hong Kong Presents Digital Currency Prototype, Project Aurum

Financial authorities in Hong Kong have unveiled a prototype of the Chinese autonomous territory’s own central bank digital currency called Project Aurum. The two-tier platform features a wholesale interbank and…

Australia Issues White Paper for Central Bank Digital Currency

Reserve Bank of Australia is researching the potential benefits of launching a central bank digital currency. The monetary authority released a white paper outlining its goals and invited interested parties…

Singapore Seeks Detailed Information From Crypto Firms Ahead of New Regulations, Report Unveils

Financial authorities in Singapore are taking steps toward increased oversight in the crypto space with the city-state’s central bank reportedly asking companies to provide additional information about their activities and…

‘All Banks Go Fintech’: Hong Kong Unveils ‘Fintech 2025’ Strategy

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) plans to guide local banks towards full adoption of fintech technologies, a new strategy reveals. The region’s central banking institution also stressed that it’s…