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.

Coinbase's NFT Platform to Allow Purchase With Credit & Debit Cards
Following its new partnership with Mastercard, Coinbase Global Inc will start allowing users to buy NFTs with credit cards and debit cards.
Singapore Bars Crypto Service Providers for Public Ads
In a bid to protect members of the investing public, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has prohibited all outdoor advertisements for all cryptocurrencies or digital payment tokens (DPT) service providers.
Vodafone to Auction the World's First "Merry Christmas" SMS Message as NFT
Vodafone is making its entry into the NFT ecosystem by auctioning the world’s first Short Message Service (SMS), which reads “Merry Christmas.”
Mastercard Onboards Ava Labs as Part of Start Path Crypto Program
American payment services firm Mastercard has onboarded Avalanche blockchain creator Ava Labs as part of its Start Path Crypto Program.
Binance to Withdraw its Singapore Operating License Application
Crypto trading platform Binance is allegedly considering the options of pulling its applications for a license to operate in Singapore.
ConsenSys Completes $200M Funding Round at $3.2B Valuation
ConsenSys, the blockchain startup behind the Metamask wallet has raised $200 million in new funding round, pushing its valuation up to $3.2 billion.
MAS Sees Potential in Retail-CBDC for the City-State
Despite its plans to float Project Orchid, the technology infrastructure, and the technical competencies necessary to issue a digital Singapore dollar, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is not in a hurry to follow the bandwagon.
Mastercard Partners with 3 Firms to Launch First Crypto-Linked Payment Cards in Asia Pacific
Mastercard said that it has cooperated with three well-known digital asset companies in the Asia-Pacific region to launch a Mastercard payment card funded by cryptocurrency.
Kucoin Global Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Debit/Credit Cards
KuCoin exchange has launched the KuCoin Fiat Account, an avenue by which its customers around the world can fund their accounts using either a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card.
Mastercard Reveals to Develop CBDC as The Private Payment Provider
Digital payment Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach expresses his strong support for CBDC on the Q3 earnings conference call.

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