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Central banks in Israel, Norway and Sweden are testing CBDCs for international retail payments. (Matthias Kulka/Getty Images)
Central Banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden Team Up to Explore Retail CBDC
Results of the project, run by the Bank for International Settlements, are expected in the first quarter of 2023.
Central banks in Israel, Norway and Sweden are testing CBDCs for international retail payments. (Matthias Kulka/Getty Images)

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Banks Aren’t Going to 'HODL' Bitcoin
New proposals from the Bank for 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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In Basel, Switzerland, regulators are hoping to decide how banks can interact with crypto such as bitcoin (trabantos/Getty Images)
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 consultatio...
In Basel, Switzerland, regulators are hoping to decide how banks can interact with crypto such as bitcoin (trabantos/Getty Images)

DeFi Ledgers Can Help Regulators Oversee Sector: BIS Official
DeFi Ledgers Can Help Regulators Oversee Sector: BIS Official
A new Bank for International Settlements (BIS) working paper makes a case for “embedded supervision” that argues regulatory oversight can be built into seemingly untamable dec...
DeFi Ledgers Can Help Regulators Oversee Sector: BIS Official

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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 for 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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Bank of International Settlements Says China's Digital Yuan Will Not Have 'First Mover Advantage'
Bank of International Settlements Says China’s Digital Yuan Will Not Have ‘First Mover Advantage’
Bank of International Settlements General Manager Agustin Carstens pushed back against claims that China’s digital yuan would give the country a “first mover advantage” in the...
Bank of International Settlements Says China's Digital Yuan Will Not Have 'First Mover Advantage'

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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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