Basel Committee proposes capital add-ons for crypto exposures

Committee tightens proposed rules in several areas following high-profile crypto failures

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Photo: Ulrich Roth

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published a second round of consultation on its proposals for regulating banks’ crypto asset exposures, with new “add-on” capital requirements for some types of asset.

A year on from its first round of consultation, the committee retained the broad structure of its proposed rules, while toughening the standards in a few areas.

The latest document, published on June 30, proposes capital add-ons to cover infrastructure risk and for stablecoins that

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