Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220711)

Options for access to and interoperability of CBDCs for cross-border payments

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank assessed different options for cross-border access and interoperability of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). They highlight that CBDCs currently have a key benefit in being able to consider cross-border functionality already during the initial development phase, but this “clean slate” advantage has an expiry date. International cooperation and coordination are needed in the early stages of CBDC design. In addition, any system must be built with the flexibility to adapt both to a changing world and the different CBDC designs likely to be chosen by central banks. [Read more at BIS.org]

FSB issues statement on the international regulation and supervision of crypto-asset activities

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) announced that it will submit to the October meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors a public consultation report on its review of its high-level recommendations for the regulation, supervision and oversight of “global stablecoin” arrangements, including how existing frameworks may be extended to close gaps and implement the high-level recommendations. The FSB will also submit a public consultation report that proposes recommendations for promoting international consistency of regulatory and supervisory approaches to other crypto-assets and crypto-asset markets and strengthening international cooperation and coordination. [Read more at FSB.org]

Upcoming events I’m affiliated with:

The CBDC Think Tank, in partnership with the International Monetary Fund and George Washington University, is hosting a full-day in-person CBDC Masterclass on October 12 in Washington DC. The sessions are designed as instructional deep dives with full presentations and Q&A components.  [Register here]