Bank of International Settlements

Swiss, French Central Banks to Trial Wholesale CBDC Settlements With BIS and Private Sector

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The central banks of Switzerland and France are joining hands with the Bank for International Settlements to test wholesale central bank digital currencies in cross-border transactions. The experiment will be conducted with the help of a private sector consortium led by Accenture. </strong> European Central Banks to Collaborate on CBDC Project The …

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Bank of International Settlements Chief Says Cryptocurrencies Being Used to Evade Laws- Advocates for More Regulation

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Agustin Carstens, the general manager at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “used to evade laws and should therefore face more regulation.” Carstens, who has attacked bitcoin in the past, suggests that many crypto assets are “used to do some arbitrage, or to circumvent some regulations.”</strong> Carstens …

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The ‘central bank of central banks’ is building a CBDC settlement platform

CBDC research has been announced as a top priority for the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub, or BISIH, in 2021. According to its annual work program, BISIH, plans to “explore the feasibility of faster and cheaper cross-border payments” using central bank digital currencies. BISIH also stated it will explore prototypes of “tiered retail CBDC …

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