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MAS Launches Ubin+

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched Ubin+, an expanded collaboration with international partners on cross-border foreign exchange (FX) settlement using wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC)

Ubin+ will focus on:

  • Studying business models and governance structures
  • Developing technical standards and infrastructure
  • Establishing policy guidelines

for cross-border FX settlements using digital currency infrastructure

As part of the initiative, the MAS will be undertaking a few projects with the following international partners:

  • FX and Liquidity Management – exploring the use of automated market makers for the exchange and settlement of Swiss franc, Euro and Singapore dollar wholesale CBDCs. Partners: Banque de France, Swiss National Bank, and the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub’s Eurosystem, Switzerland and Singapore Centres.
  • Interoperability between DLT and non-DLT payment systems – participation in SWIFT CBDC Sandbox. Partners: more than 17 central banks and global commercial banks.
  • Connectivity across digital currency networks – studying possible mechanisms to connect CDBC with other heterogeneous digital currency networks and the use of smart contracts in cross-border transactions.

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