Banker Who Called Bitcoin ‘Evil Spawn’ Heads BIS Digital Currency Hub

A former European Central Bank board member will chair a new arm of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) focusing…

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FATF Joins BIS In Calling Stablecoins ‘Global Risk,’ Citing Money Laundering Concerns

Stablecoins pose a money laundering and terrorist financing risk to the world, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said Friday.…

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Swiss National Bank to Research CBDCs at New BIS Innovation Hub Centre

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the BIS…

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CBDCs a Flexible Tool for a Zero-Interest Rate World

Chile’s central bank governor, Mario Marcel, says central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can provide additional flexibility at a time of “unconventional…

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BIS Paper Makes Case for ‘Embedded’ Regulation in Blockchain Markets

Research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), often dubbed the “bank for central banks,” has come out in favor…

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Global Central Banks to Question Facebook-Led Libra Over Financial Risks

The Facebook-led Libra project is to face questions from 26 central banks over the perceived risks to financial stability posed…

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Central Banks to Meet With Libra Founders in Switzerland on Monday

Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) and 25 global central banks will meet with Libra to assess the financial…

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