SINGAPORE’S CENTRAL BANK PARTNERS WITH NASDAQ, DELOITTE ON SETTLING TOKENIZED ASSETS
MAS, which is the city-state’s de facto central bank, proposed regulatory changes which would supposedly green-light blockchain related exchanges. MAS, alongside the Singapore Exchange (SGX), has revealed a collaboration with marquee companies like Deloitte, NASDAQ, and Anquan, to develop solutions for simultaneous exchange and final settlement of digital currencies, as well as security assets. The project’s main intention is to reduce the risks associated with settlement, all while improving operational efficiency. Speaking on the matter, Sopnendu Mohanty, the Chief FinTech Officer of MAS said: Blockchain technology is radically transforming how financial transactions are performed today, and the ability to transact seamlessly across blockchains will open up a world of new business opportunities. The involvement of three prominent technology partners highlights the commercial interest in making this a reality. We expect to see further growth in this space as FinTechs leverage on the strong pool of talent and expertise in Singapore to develop innovative blockchain applications and benefit from the new opportunities created.