The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a consultative document to follow on from its prudential standard on the treatment of cryptoasset exposures, finalised in December 2022.
Disclosure of cryptoasset exposures proposes a standardised disclosure table and set of templates for banks’ cryptoasset exposures with a proposed implementation date of 1 January 2025. Under the proposals, banks would be required to disclose qualitative information on their activities related to cryptoassets and quantitative information on exposures to cryptoassets and the related capital and liquidity requirements.
Banks would also be required to provide details of the accounting classifications of their exposures to cryptoassets and cryptoliabilities. The committee expects that a common format for disclosures will support the exercise of market discipline and help to reduce information asymmetry between banks and market participants.
The committee welcomes comments from the public and market participants, including the users and preparers of disclosures, on all aspects of the consultative document, by 31 January 2024.
Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker