The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body composed of central bank officials and finance regulators, said in its latest annual report that it continues to assess opportunities and risks related to digital currencies.
, published earlier this week, indicated that the FSB’s work is largely in line with previous statements from the organization. In March, the group said that it was actively discussing the technology and its impact on the financial system.
The report states:
The FSB disclosed its work in the area earlier this year, when Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Subhash Sheoratan Mundra offered details during a speech given in February.
Currently chairng the FSB is Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and former governor of the Bank of Canada. Carney recently detailed the central bank's work on blockchain technology in statements released earlier this month.
The FSB was formed in 2009 by the international organization G-20 in the wake of the financial crisis.
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