Call for Contributions: Blockchain Compliance Research Paper

Release time:2019.04.03 11:52



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With a new licensing regime on the horizon in Singapore, blockchain projects in the payment industry will soon be able to operate with a license. This regime will provide clear legal groundwork for blockchain payment projects to operate on, opening the way for increased cooperation between traditional corporate or banking entities and blockchain enterprises. Regulators in Singapore will be responsible for ensuring that money launderers do not utilize licensed entities for nefarious purposes and that Singaporeans are protected from unscrupulous payment service providers. This collaborative research paper sponsored by Bizkey will make the case that blockchain technology can properly manage for the issues and risks that Singaporean Authorities are regulating for and advise companies how to do so to obtain a license. With money laundering/terror financing, interoperability, user protections, and technology risks in mind, Bizkey is seeking contributions from industry leaders to highlight best practices, explore new tools and technologies, and establish thought leadership. 

Following a breakdown of the Payment Services Act, the research paper will feature compliance guides for each regulated activity followed by essays written by contributors. Each essay will be self-contained but ordered in a manner fitting the flow of the research paper. Contributors may mention their own projects as examples in their essay as necessary but are discouraged from advertising. All contributors will have a profile included at the end of the research paper. 

Selected contributors may write an essay or assist the project lead (Grant Baker, in writing one on a select subject. The project lead will review the essay outline, rough draft, and final draft, as well as assist in editing as necessary. When both parties are satisfied with the content, it will be added to the paper. 

Suggested Essay Topics:

  1. Blockchain transaction monitoring for AML/CTF risks and user protections 

  2. Private transactions and data protections 

  3. Interoperability: blockchain’s competitive advantage for competition 

  4. Best practices concerning AML/CTF 

  5. Blockchain technology risks (key access, operational risk, users forget PINs, other risks)

  6. Stablecoins and e-money: decreasing friction for everyday transactions

Additional topics are welcome. 

For additional details, 

please reach out to Grant Baker ( for more information.