Singapore may allow trading in bitcoin-based derivatives

MAS opens consultation on proposal to allow trading of “payment token derivatives”


The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a consultation paper on whether it should allow approved exchanges to trade in derivatives based on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

“There is international institutional investor interest, for example from hedge funds and asset managers, in payment tokens such as bitcoin and ether,” the MAS said when announcing the consultation on November 20. “These institutional investors have a need for a regulated product to gain and hedge their exposure to

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