Basel Committee proposes strict treatment of crypto asset exposures

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Banks’ exposures to crypto assets such as bitcoin would face a high capital requirement, according to proposals outlined by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Such assets would face a “conservative” risk weight of 1,250% applied to the maximum of long and short positions, the BCBS said in a consultation document published on June 10.

“The committee is of the view that the growth of crypto assets and related services has the potential to raise financial stability concerns and increase

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