11 October 2019
What does “smart contract" really mean? In this article, I provide a brief (and very simplified) overview of what a contract is and how it’s formed. I also compare it to “electronic” contracts, discuss the difference between an “electronic” and “smart” contract, and examine how traditional contractual requirements translate – or not – to “smart” contracts.
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03 June 2019
Among the many possibilities that blockchain technology presents, there are few as exciting, promising, and perhaps even fashionable, as the use of the blockchain to facilitate transfer of title to immovable property (real estate).
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21 March 2019
The Payment Services Act 2019 ("PSA") combines the 2006 Payment Systems (Oversight) Act ("PS(O)A") and the 1979 Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act ("MCRBA"), and aims to unify payment services regulation under a coherent and comprehensive regulatory framework.
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21 January 2019
As the legal industry becomes increasingly digitized, will-writing has emerged as a popular target for disruption. This centuries-old tradition of dictating how estate assets are to be distributed to beneficiaries through careful and bespoke drafting is now giving way to online automated document generation.
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19 December 2018
*Updated 11 March 2019
Singapore's financial regulatory agency – the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") – released "A Guide to Digital Token Offerings" (the "Guide") on 30 November 2018.
The Guide is the primary piece of regulatory guidance by the MAS that focuses on the application of Singapore's existing financial regulatory framework to digital token issuance (in certain contexts, digital token issuances may be referred to as "initial coin offerings" or "ICOs").
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26 July 2018
This article provides an overview of the Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the "Act"), which is expected to come into force in the second half of 2018. More importantly, the article sets out where you may be regulated under the Act.
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07 May 2018
This is an expansive and wide-ranging topic, so I will provide as simple an overview as I can of cryptocurrency, the blockchain, and its existing regulatory framework in Singapore.
The common question - is cryptocurrency good or bad, and should I invest in it?
For many, this will be the underlying question that piques your interest in cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately, it is an extremely tricky question to answer because, as lawyers are so fond of saying – it depends.
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