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...if they are pegged to a single currency in circulation exceeding $5 million
NFTs assessed based on their underlying characteristics, instead of being outright regulated
MAS trials CBDCs with the introduction of Purpose Bound Money (PBM)
MAS explores the possibilities of DeFi applications with Project Guardian
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Proposed to be raised to $5000
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Cryptocurrencies in the UK are regulated for anti-money laundering (AML) purposes depending on their nature and type. This means that some types of tokens are subject to specific regulations while others are not. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the primary financial regulator in the UK, and has - along with HM Treasury - taken a constructive stance on crypto asset policy making by grounding its principles on balancing financial stability with competition and innovation
Dubai is embracing cryptocurrencies and crypto service providers with its latest regulatory framework. In March 2022, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, approved the Regulation of Virtual Assets in the Emirate of Dubai, also known as the Virtual Assets Law, along with the establishment of the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority. This set of regulations is the first of its kind and demonstrates Dubai’s commitment towards innovation while balancing investor protection.
Singapore regulates cryptocurrencies with the Payment Services Act 2019 (PSA), and is prescribed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Under this regime, cryptocurrencies are not outright banned, nor are they wholly unregulated. Instead, MAS has taken a risk-based approach by looking at key aspects such as Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). Service providers are regulated through a licensing framework based on the regulated activity their cryptocurrency/crypto asset business falls under.
Cryptocurrencies in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) are regulated. Instead of a dedicated regime such as the Payment Services Act in Singapore (that specifically identifies and targets cryptocurrencies), the regulatory authorities in the BVI use pre-existing financial laws such as the Securities and Investment Business Act to regulate the issuance and use of cryptocurrencies. For crypto businesses, this means that whether or not you are regulated depends on whether your crypto assets fall within the definitions laid out under those laws.
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