BPI Submits Recommendations to Basel Committee on Prudential Treatment of Cryptoasset Exposures

BPI submitted a comment letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to the BCBS’s consultation on the prudential treatment of cryptoasset exposures.  In its letter BPI recommended that: 

  • Any final framework be flexible in order to accommodate the rapid evolution of this area, promote a level playing field, and avoid regulatory fragmentation;
  • The classification framework should be more risk sensitive and more appropriately tailored to the characteristics of cryptoassets; and 
  • The proposed application of a 1250% risk-weight to “group 2” cryptoassets is reactionary, fails to account for the impact of buffers, and ignores the existing separate treatment for banking book and trading book exposures.

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