Japan Quietly Hosted a Blockchain Roundtable for Central Banks, Regulators

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country’s financial regulator, has revealed details of a closed-doors roundtable between regulators and central banks from a number of countries as a part of a wider multilateral joint research project on blockchain technology.

Central banks and financial regulators from a number of nations alongside a handful of foreign and Japanese academic institutions were all part of a part of an FSA-hosted roundtable to discuss their views on the opportunities and risks presented by public or open blockchain technology. The private meeting was held on March 8 and 9, an FSA announcement confirmed on Monday.

Participants in the roundtable included central banks from Singapore, Canada and Japan as well as financial regulators from the UK, Abu Dhabi, France and Hong Kong, alongside Australia’s securities regulator. Crypto-centric MIT Media Lab, the University of Tokyo and Keio University also participated as academics.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/japan-quietly-hosted-a-blockchain-roundtable-for-central-banks-regulators/

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