Abstract : “Where appropriate, the Board intends to continue augmenting the secnarios with risks it considers to be salient,” the regulator states.
March 2 (ChainDD) In its Amendments to Policy Statement on the Scenario Design Framework for Stress Testing, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of U.S. (Board) revealed it received comments from public interest groups, academics, individual banking organizations, and trade and industry groups. A commenter recommended the Board considers extraordinary shocks, such as the collapse of Bitcoin market, in its scenarios.
According to the documents, Several commenters strongly supported the inclusion of salient market risks in the scenarios in general to make the supervisory stress test sufficiently dynamic. “Where appropriate, the Board intends to continue augmenting the secnarios with risks it considers to be salient,” the Board states.
ChainDD noted that the document showed market players of the U.S. financial industry pay more and more attention to Bitcoin market’s impact on financial system. As the central bank of U.S.and the most important central bank in the world, the Board is probably to include Bitcoin’s crash in scenarios of the banking stress test.