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BCBS D490 is a document published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on December 2019 in the Fintech category.


Discussion paper - Designing a prudential treatment for crypto-assets.


The Committee is publishing this discussion paper to seek the views of stakeholders on a range of issues related to the prudential regulatory treatment of crypto-assets, including:

  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 submittedhereby 13 March 2020.All comments may be published on the BIS website unless a respondent specifically requests confidential treatment.

Document Profile

  • Publication Date: December 2019
  • Publication Type: Consultative
  • Publication Status: Closed
  • Publication Category: Fintech
  • Number of Pages: 18
  • Keywords: Fintech

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