Singapore central bank releases regulatory framework for stablecoins - Mon Wellness

Singapore central bank releases regulatory framework for stablecoins

The framework outlines requirements for stablecoin issuers to meet to be deemed

as regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Singapore’s central bank has released a revised regulatory framework aimed at

ensuring stability for single-currency stablecoins (SCS) regulated in the city-state.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore announced the framework on Aug. 15, which is aimed

at non-bank issued stablecoins pegged to the value of the Singapore dollar or G10 currencies

such as the euro, British pound and United States dollar and whose circulation

exceeds 5 million Singapore dollars ($3.7 million).

The bank’s financial supervision deputy managing director, Ho Hern Shin,

said the framework aims to facilitate stablecoin use “as a credible digital medium

of exchange and as a bridge between the fiat and digital asset ecosystems.”

Shin encouraged stablecoin issuers to prepare for compliance if they wanted their

stablecoin to be labeled as MAS-regulated.

The framework outlines several requirements for stablecoin issuers including redemption

timelines, disclosures, reserve management and capital requirements, per MAS:

  • Value stability: Reserve assets will be subject to requirements relating to their composition,
  • valuation, custody and audit, to give a high degree of assurance of value stability.
  • Capital: Stablecoin issuers must maintain minimum base capital and liquid assets to reduce the
  • risk of insolvency and enable an orderly wind-down of business if necessary.
  • Redemption at Par: Issuers must return the par value of the stablecoins to holders within five
  • business days from a redemption request.
  • Disclosure: Issuers must provide appropriate disclosures to users, including information on the
  • SCS’ value stabilizing mechanism, rights of SCS holders, as well as the audit results of reserve assets.

MAS noted only stablecoin issuers that fulfill the new framework’s requirements can apply to

become MAS-regulated — a label the central banks says ensures they can be distinguished

from non-regulated stablecoins by users.

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