The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore's central bank. The mission of the MAS is to promote sustained non-inflationary economic growth, and a sound and progressive financial center. The MAS has leveraged blockchain technology for its Project Ubin central bank digital currency (CBDC) project.

Mastercard to Enable Payments for NFTs, Web3
Mastercard has announced that the payment firm is working to enable NFT commerce with Immutable X, Candy Digital, The Sandbox, Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway, and Web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay.
Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application
Wyoming state-based digital asset bank Custodia has filed a lawsuit against the authority for unlawfully delaying a decision on its applications for a master account.
Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched Project Guardian, a sandbox initiative that is set to explore a number of defined use cases with respect to asset tokenization on the blockchain.
Bahamas’ Sand Dollar CBDC Begins Facial-Recognition Rollout to Authorize Mobile Payments
Millions of Bahamas smartphone users have started using facial recognition technology to authenticate Sand Dollar CBDC payments made through smart devices.
What does Musk's takeover of Twitter mean for the crypto market?
Scientific research confirms Musk's short-term effect on crypto. Musk’s takeover of Twitter is likely to boost its decentralization. Musk owning Twitter will likely benefit the crypto market in the long run
Will BlackRock monopolize the entire crypto market?
BlackRock Inc., who amassed $10 trillion in assets under management at the end of last year, and was even dubbed the "fourth branch of government" is making headlines with its plans to offer crypto trading via its Aladdin platform, lend money using crypto assets as collateral, and become the primary manager of Circle's USDC cash reserves.
Exmo Trading Platform Stops Services in Russia, Belarus & Kazakhstan
Cryptocurrency trading platform Exmo has announced it will stop serving traders and customers from Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
Nexo Launches Crypto-Backed Credit Cards in Europe in Partnership With Mastercard
Digital assets platform Nexo has inked a deal with Mastercard and DiPocket to launch crypto cards that will allow its customers in Europe to spend digital currencies without touching their funds.
Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks
Mastercard has filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto and metaverse.
Singapore Passes Law to Regulate VASPs Operating Abroad
Singapore-based Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) which do their business offerings or products abroad are now required to secure licensing from the relevant authorities.

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