FSB Global Regulatory Framework for Crypto-Asset Activities

The FSB is finalising its global regulatory framework for crypto-asset activities to promote the comprehensiveness and international consistency of regulatory and supervisory approaches.


The framework is based on the principle of ‘same activity, same risk, same regulation’ and provides a strong basis for ensuring that crypto-asset activities and so-called stablecoins are subject to consistent and comprehensive regulation, commensurate to the risks they pose, while supporting responsible innovations potentially brought by the technological change.


It consists of two distinct sets of recommendations:


1. High-level recommendations for the regulation, supervision and oversight of crypto-asset activities and markets;


2. Revised high-level recommendations for the regulation, supervision, and oversight of “global stablecoin” arrangements.


The recommendations focus on addressing risks to financial stability, and they do not comprehensively cover all specific risk categories related to crypto-asset activities. They take account of lessons from events of the past year in crypto-asset markets, as well as feedback received during the public consultation of the FSB’s proposals. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), envisaged as digitalised central bank liabilities, are not subject to these recommendations.


This document describes how the two distinct sets of recommendations build a framework for the regulation, supervision and oversight of global stablecoins arrangements and other crypto-asset activities.


The FSB and the sectoral standard-setting bodies (SSBs) will continue to coordinate in promoting globally consistent regulation by considering the need for further guidance or standards and monitoring implementation status at jurisdictional level.

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