The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a consultation paper proposing market integrity measures to ensure that DPT trading platforms operate fairly.


MAS Proposes Market Integrity Measures for DPT Service Providers

July 5, 2023

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on proposed market integrity measures for digital payment token (DPT) service providers (DPTSPs) to ensure that DPT trading platforms are operated fairly.  The need for market integrity measures was first raised in MAS’s Consultation Paper on Proposed Regulatory Measures for Digital Payment Token Services (see our article on the previous consultation paper).

The measures proposed by the current consultation paper include requiring DPTSPs to develop and implement adequate systems and processes to:

  • fairly, orderly, timely and transparently execute customers’ orders in a manner which is appropriate to the DPTSP’s business model (i.e., taking into account whether the DPTSP is acting as a market operator, a broker or a dealer); and
  • preventing and detecting unfair trading activity, such as by monitoring transactions on a real-time basis, investigating suspicious activities, managing the handling of material non-public information and developing policies regarding employees engaging in personal trading.

MAS also intends to amend the Payment Services Act 2019 to introduce prohibitions against unfair trading practices which already apply to securities and other capital markets products under the Securities and Futures Act 2001, such as false trading, market manipulation and insider trading.

The consultation comment period closes on 3 August 2023.

For More Information

OrionW regularly advises clients on FinTech matters.  For more information about the regulation of financial technology in Singapore, or if you have questions about this article, please contact us at

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal advice.


Subscribe to
our newsletters

To subscribe, select the newsletter options that interest you (TMT, FinTech or DPC - Data Protection and Cybersecurity) and provide your details.

  • TMT - Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • FinTech
  • DPC - Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.