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12 December 2019

BIS: Designing a prudential treatment for crypto-assets

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision seeks the views of stakeholders on a range of issues related to the prudential regulatory treatment of crypto-assets.

The discussion paper includes also:

  1. the features and risk characteristics of crypto-assets that should inform the design of a prudential treatment for banks' crypto-asset exposures
  2. general principles and considerations to guide the design of a prudential treatment of banks' exposures to crypto-assets, including an illustrative example of potential capital and liquidity requirements for exposures to high-risk crypto-assets

The Committee welcomes comments on the analyses and ideas set out in this paper from all stakeholders, including academics, banks, central banks, finance ministries, market participants, payment system operators and providers, supervisory authorities, technology companies and the general public.

Comments on any element of this discussion paper should be submitted by 13 March 2020. 

Full press release on BIS

Full discussion paper on BIS

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