Bankenes StandardiseringsKontor (BSK), a Norway-based private banking standards body, is planning to unite financial industry stakeholders for a forthcoming meeting on blockchain technology.
by all the domestic banks, BSK is tasked with establishing and maintaining industry standards for payment systems, IT security and information exchange. Further, BSK's board of directors include representatives from some of the country's largest financial institutions, including DNB and SpareBank.
An internal note issued by BSK indicated that, while the organization believes the impact of the technology is not assured, the rising interest in its use necessitates immediate supervisory action.
Terje Sletbak, principal advisor at BSK, told CoinDesk:
"We will initially arrange a roundtable conference with some selected experts in the industry, with the purpose to establish a collaborative forum to conduct research into the technology, in addition to establishing practical test cases," he added.
According to Sletbak, BSK is not currently involved in any specific blockchain projects.
Read the full note below:
Pete Rizzo contributed reporting.
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