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.
The FSA said:
“The roundtable meeting especially highlights the inherent technical risks and opportunities around blockchain. As a part of this initiative, JFSA currently conducts a study on the vulnerability issues of public-blockchain and relevant security issues and its impacts from technical perspectives.”
Write: Sara Bauer