Governors approve plan to regulate banks’ crypto exposures

Tiff Macklem
Tiff Macklem, GHOS chair and Bank of Canada governor
Bank of Canada

The body that oversees the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has approved plans to regulate banks’ exposures to crypto assets.

The Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) approved the final draft of the Basel Committee’s crypto standards on December 16. The action follows the dramatic collapse of crypto exchange FTX in November, and the failure of a major stablecoin earlier in the year.

As the Basel Committee is a standard-setting body, its framework needs to be

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