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Banks Aren’t Going to 'HODL' Bitcoin
New proposals from the Bank of International Settlements are unlikely to lead banks to hold bitcoin. But they could open the door to CBDCs, says our columnist.
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Banks’ Bitcoin Holdings Should Be Capped, Basel Committee Proposes
Holdings of unbacked crypto like bitcoin and algorithmic stablecoins would be limited to 1% of a lender’s capital under the standard setter's new plans put out for consultation Thursday.
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Basel Committee to Review Proposed Capital Requirements for Banks With Crypto Assets
The banking regulator plans to issue a new consultative document in 2022.
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BIS and Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Experiment With Tokenized Green Bonds
The tokenized green bonds are the Bank of International Settlements Innovation Hub's first green finance project.
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BIS Survey Finds Central Banks Keen on Tourists, Non-Residents Using Upcoming CBDCs
“Central banks are considering a variety of [multi-CBDC] arrangements,” BIS researchers wrote.
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Making Bitcoin Legal Tender in El Salvador an 'Interesting Experiment,' Central Banking Official Says
At the same time, the BIS executive cast doubts on the cryptocurrency as a "means of payment."
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From PayPal to Libra: Big Tech Has Forced Central Banks to Wake Up to CBDCs, Says Benoit Coeure
Libra was the final wake-up call for central banks that prompted serious consideration of digital currency issuances, according to the head of the BIS Innovation Hub.
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China's DCEP Unlikely to Impact Crypto Markets in the Long Term, eToro Analyst Says
China is taking a great leap forward to develop a central bank digital currency, with more than 80 patents filed by the People’s Bank last week.
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Bitcoin's Proof-of-Work Algorithm Needs Replacing, Argues BIS Study
The proof-of-work algorithm used by bitcoin and some other cryptos is not viable in the long term, argues a Bank of International Settlements study.
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