Exchanges and ICO holders in Singapore receive MAS crypto rules reminder

Posted 24 May, 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has sent a warning notice to eight local cryptocurrency trading platforms citing a ban on trading of futures and digital tokens featuring securities properties unless the required permission is granted by the authorities. 

As commented the authority spokespersons, trading of tokens that are traded on Singapore-based platforms and can be considered as assets subject to SFA ruling must be shut down until the passing the certification from the authorized financial market operator.

The number of digital token exchanges and digital token offerings in Singapore has been increasing. We do not see a need to restrict them if they are bona fide businesses. But if any digital token exchange, issuer or intermediary breaches our securities laws, MAS will take firm action. The public should be aware that there is no regulatory safeguard if they choose to trade on unregulated digital token exchanges or invest in digital tokens that fall outside the remit of MAS’ rules, ” commented Lee Boon Ngiap, Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets) at MAS.

Besides, local companies that hold ICO were also reminded that generation of funds is based in Singapore. The regulator believes that ICO token is an instrument of equity ownership in a company and thus is subject to SFA.

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