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Project Tourbillon: BIS Report Demonstrates that “Cash-Like Anonymity” Is Possible in Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

The BIS published the concluding report of Project Tourbillon, which reportedly demonstrates that “cash-like anonymity” is possible in a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). The project, developed by the BIS Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, has reportedly tested the concept of payer anonymity, which “provides… Read More

Project Atlas: BIS, De Nederlandsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank to Create Data Platform to Determine Macroeconomic Relevance of DeFi

BIS, De Nederlandsche Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank are creating a data platform that has potential to shed light on the macroeconomic relevance of crypto-asset markets and decentralized finance (DeFi). Project Atlas combines on- and off-chain information, “creating a layered approach to data vetting and… Read More

BIS Successfully Trials Cross-Border Wholesale CBDCs with Central Banks of France, Singapore, Switzerland

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has successfully completed Project Mariana, a collaborative endeavor with the central banks of France, Singapore, and Switzerland, aiming to explore the potential of wholesale central bank digital currencies (wCBDCs) in cross-border trading and settlement between financial institutions. Developed jointly… Read More

CBDCs: HKMA, Bank of Israel Release Joint Report on Project Sela, Focusing on Retail CBDC Implementation

  The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published its joint report on Project Sela. The initiative focused on the cybersecurity, technical, and policy aspects of a retail CBDC implementation. The HKMA is working with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International… Read More

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Posts Report on Crypto Risk and Emerging Markets

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published a paper entitled Financial Stability Risks from Cryptoassets in Emerging Market Economies (EME). As one may surmise, the report addresses the risk of crypto and the impact on traditional financial services, including bank disintermediation. The research was… Read More

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Introduces Plan to Assist Nations with Preventing Cybersecurity Incidents

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently shared its seven-point plan developed to assist nations with preventing cybersecurity incidents/hacks as a response to the new wave of digital national currencies (or CBDCs) currently under development. Approximately 130 different countries are currently exploring the feasibility of… Read More

BIS Appoints Maha El Dimachki as Head of Innovation Hub Singapore Centre

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently announced that Maha El Dimachki will join the BIS Innovation Hub (BISIH) team as “the new head of the Singapore Centre, starting on 1 October 2023.” Ms El Dimachki is currently Head of Early and High Growth Oversight… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Shares Report on Facilitating Increased Adoption of Payment versus Payment (PvP)

This final report – issued as part of the G20 cross-border payments program – focuses on facilitating increased adoption of payment versus payment (PvP) “to reduce foreign exchange (FX) settlement risk and improve cross-border payments.” It analyzes “the causes of non-PvP settlement, takes stock of… Read More

BIS Innovation Summit – Virtual

The BIS Innovation Summit brings together global policymakers, senior executives from the financial and technology industries, and academics to discuss how technological innovation could help central banks and financial markets to navigate uncertain times and, at the same time, disrupt the landscape in which central banks… Read More

Big Techs: BIS Official Says Current Financial Regulations Not “Fit for Purpose”

A senior board member at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has asked for a coordinated regulatory response in order to limit the incursions of Big tech companies such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) into financial services. The senior office argued that… Read More

DeFi Integrates Technical, Financial, Socio-Economic Complexity in Unprecedented Way: Report

Decentralized finance (DeFi) builds on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) “to offer services such as trading, lending and investing without using a traditional centralized intermediary,” according to finding shared by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The fact that DeFi components can be programmed “may open… Read More

London as a Financial Hub Since Brexit: Evidence from Latest BIS Triennial Survey

Historically, London has enjoyed an “outsized” role in euro-denominated financial transactions, according to an update shared by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). BIS has examined the latest evidence on whether Brexit has “affected its central role in trading of interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange,… Read More

BIS and Central Banks of France, Singapore, Switzerland to Explore CBDCs, DeFi Protocols

The BIS Innovation Hub is launching a new project around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols “as part of its 2022 work program.” Project Mariana “explores automated market makers (AMM) for the cross-border exchange of hypothetical Swiss franc, euro and Singapore… Read More

BIS Innovation Hub, Bank Indonesia Reveal G20 TechSprint Winners

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Bank Indonesia recently announced the winners of the G20 TechSprint 2022 challenge during a live award ceremony in Jakarta. This year’s competition, under the Indonesian G20 Presidency, was launched in April to catalyze new technologies that “would better… Read More

CBDCs: Israel, Norway, Sweden, BIS to Explore Retail CBDC for Payments

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the central banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden are launching Project Icebreaker, a joint exploration of how central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can be “used for international retail and remittance payments.” Cross-border payments “continue to be plagued by… Read More

BIS, HKMA to Consider Using DeFi Tools to Enhance SME Financing

The BIS Innovation Hub’s Hong Kong Centre and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority have introduced Project Dynamo, which aims “to deliver a prototype for the compliant use of decentralized finance (DeFi) tools, such as blockchain and smart contracts, to improve access to finance for unfunded… Read More

IOSCO – BIS Publishes Guidance on Stablecoins

IOSCO or the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) have published final guidance on stablecoins. The guidance follows a proposal for consultation in 2021. The publication is called a “major step… Read More

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Issues Report on CBDC Interoperability

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report on the interoperability of central bank digital currencies or CBDCs. While few countries have issued a CBDC, just about all developed countries, and some developing ones, are investigating the possibility of migrating fiat to a… Read More

BIS Innovation Hub Announces New Projects, Expands Cybersecurity, Green Finance Experiments

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub is announcing a new set of projects across its various centers, “updating its 2022 work program.” They include the first three projects of the upcoming Eurosystem Centre and the first in-depth explorations in cybersecurity. The Eurosystem Centre… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Public-Private Partnership on Digital Asset Ecosystem

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge, has launched a new public-private collaboration involving banks, public agencies, and private organizations aiming to provide insight into the emerging digital asset ecosystem. The mission is to help guide public opinion, inform… Read More

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