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MAS Introduces Regulatory Framework for Stablecoins to Ensure Stability and Credibility in Singapore’s Digital Payment Landscape

CryptoMAS Introduces Regulatory Framework for Stablecoins to Ensure Stability and Credibility in Singapore's Digital Payment Landscape

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has introduced a regulatory framework to enhance the stability of single-currency stablecoins. The framework applies to non-bank issuers of single-currency stablecoins linked to the Singapore dollar or G10 currencies, with circulation exceeding S$5 million. The regulatory structure aims to ensure a high degree of value stability for regulated stablecoins, enhancing their credibility as a digital medium of exchange. MAS’s stablecoin regulatory framework covers requirements for value stability, capital, redemption at par, and disclosure of audit results. Only stablecoin issuers meeting these criteria can apply for recognition as “MAS-regulated stablecoins,” providing clarity and differentiation for users.

This regulatory initiative aligns with MAS’s broader efforts to promote transparency and stability in the expanding stablecoin industry. The MAS aims to facilitate the use of stablecoins as a reliable digital medium of exchange and bridge between fiat and digital asset ecosystems. The regulatory label helps users distinguish between MAS-regulated stablecoins and other digital payment tokens operating outside the framework. This approach seeks to address concerns about the transparency of stablecoins’ held reserves and enhance industry clarity.

Additionally, the regulatory efforts by global regulators, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), focus on safeguarding investors in the crypto markets. The SEC’s enforcement actions target securities law violations related to crypto asset offerings, exchanges, lending and staking products, decentralized finance platforms, non-fungible tokens, and stablecoins. The aim is to create a secure and compliant environment within the crypto space, ensuring investor protection across various aspects of the industry.

By FCCT Editorial Team

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are independent views solely of the author(s) expressed in their private capacity.

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