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MAS consultation paper: New regulatory sandbox

The public consultation phase for the Sandbox Express will conclude on 13 December 2018.

Experts split over whether Android box apps are banned

Experts split over whether Android box apps are banned

Issue follows court order to block more illegal streaming websites.

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Blockchain, banking and the "new normal"

This article discusses the exciting possibilities that blockchain technology creates both the "traditional" financial services industry and the so-called "disruptors".

First Singapore trial involving bitcoin starts

First Singapore trial involving bitcoin starts

Court expected to rule if number of trades in April last year were wrongfully reversed.

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Legal giant Rajah & Tann Asia launches digital unit

Legal giant Rajah & Tann Asia launches digital unit

New company harnesses AI-driven technology to deliver legal services digitally.

Facebook: No policy against alleged falsehoods

Facebook: No policy against alleged falsehoods

A spokesman for Facebook said it had a responsibility to handle any government request to restrict alleged misinformation "carefully and thoughtfully".

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Cyber attack response delayed by disorganised interaction

Cyber attack response delayed by disorganised interaction

Details of attack were lost due to use of different platforms like WhatsApp, e-mail.

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MAS consults on draft Notice on Cyber Hygiene for financial institutions

These practices seek to enhance the security of FIs’ systems and networks and mitigate the risk of unauthorised use of system accounts with extensive access privileges.

Cybersecurity Act 2018 operative from 31 August 2018 to protect critical information infrastructure against cybersecurity threats

The Act also provides for the regulation of providers of licensable cybersecurity services.

MAS releases E-payments User Protection Guidelines

The aim of these Guidelines is to establish a common baseline protection offered by responsible FIs from losses arising from unauthorised or erroneous transactions.

Journals Online: Sketching the margins of a borderless world: Examining the relevance of territoriality for internet jurisdiction

This paper will examine the applicability of traditional bases of jurisdiction to cyberspace, focusing particularly on the territorial principle, and will recommend a refinement in order to alleviate the jurisdictional problems posed by the unique nature of cyberspace.

Tax Implications in relation to ICOs

This article will discuss the nature and characterisation of tokens issued, and the potential application of existing laws to tax assessment of ICO proceeds and GST on issuing entities.

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Introduction to programmable contracts: A dispute resolution perspective

Introduction to programmable contracts: A dispute resolution perspective

We suggest the creation of a Blockchain Dispute Resolution Authority to administer distributed ledger technology and programmable contracts related disputes..

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The (somewhat) confusing world of cryptocurrencies

This article provides an overview of the broad categories of cryptocurrencies, namely Virtual Currencies, Security Tokens, Utility Tokens and Asset Backed Tokens.

Blockchain records under Singapore law

There does not appear that there are horizontal legal issues that cannot be solved by carefully planning for and incorporating data protection by design considerations early in the system architecture and design stage.

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