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    BIS Hub Updates Work Program for 2022, Announces New Projects

    June 17, 2022

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub updated its work program, announcing a set of projects across various centers. The announced projects include three projects for the upcoming Eurosystem Center, the first comprehensive explorations in cyber security, and the start of the second phase of the green finance project of the Hong Kong center.

    The Eurosystem Center is expected to open in the coming months, with locations in Frankfurt and Paris and working together with all 19 euro area central banks and the European Central Bank. The Innovation Hub will also expand its portfolio in the areas of green finance and supervisory and regulatory technology (regtech and suptech). The first three Eurosystem Center projects involve:

    • Developing a cryptocurrency market intelligence platformThe project's goal is to create an open-source market intelligence platform to shed light on market capitalizations, economic activity, and risks to financial stability. The project intends to provide comprehensive insights and improve transparency through data on asset backing, trading volumes, and market capitalization.
    • Securing privacy of payments systems—This project will investigate and test potential cryptographic solutions that can withstand the vastly improved processing power of quantum computers. The goal is to test use cases in various payment systems and examine how the introduction of quantum-resistant cryptography will affect their performance.
    • Enhancing transparency of climate-related disclosures—This project aims to build an open-source database of corporate reports coupled with a full-text search engine to identify sustainability-related disclosures. Machine learning and natural language processing tools will then be used to organize and structure this data. 

    In addition to the Eurosystem initiatives, the Hong Kong Center of the Innovation Hub will partner with the Bank of Israel and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on Project Seala, which will explore technological solutions to allow intermediaries to provide central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to users without the related financial exposure (reducing risks and costs in the process), combined with a strong focus on cyber-security. The Hong Kong Center will also start a new phase of its green finance Genesis project, wherein blockchain, smart contracts, and other related technologies will be used for the tracking, delivery, and transfer of digitized Mitigation Outcome Interests—de facto carbon credits recognized under national verification mechanisms compliant with the Paris Agreement—attached to a bond.

     

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    Keywords: International, Banking, Securities, Regtech, Suptech, CBDC, Cryptocurrencies, ESG, Climate Change Risk, Disclosures, Green Finance, Financial Stability, NLP, Green Bond, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Project Genesis, Project Sela, HKMA, UNFCCC, BIS

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