BIS Forms New Central Bank Think Tank to Assess National Cryptocurrencies


The global organisation for Central Banks, The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has created a group to share intelligence on research and deeper investigation into the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in nations. 

According to a press release from the BIS, The group will assess CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability; and the sharing of knowledge on emerging technologies. It will closely coordinate with the relevant institutions and forums – in particular, the Financial Stability Board and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). 

The group will be co-chaired by Benoît Cœuré, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, and Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the CPMI. It will include senior representatives of the participating institutions.