Banks To Set Aside Enough Capital For Bitcoin Holdings: Regulators

By Scott Chipolina

Banks must set aside sufficient capital to cover any losses they may suffer as a result of Bitcoin holdings in full, according to The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a committee comprised of regulators from around the world.

The move has been described as “conservative” and threatens to prevent the widespread institutional adoption of Bitcoin.

The news follows El Salvador’s move to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, despite concerns regarding the cryptocurrency’s volatile price.

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