Thursday, July 4, 2024

BIS: "Finternet: the financial system for the future"

From the Bank for International Settlements, April 2024:

by Agustín Carstens and Nandan Nilekani

This paper lays out a vision for the Finternet: multiple financial ecosystems interconnected with each other, much like the internet, designed to empower individuals and businesses by placing them at the centre of their financial lives. It advocates for a user-centric approach that lowers barriers between financial services and systems, thus promoting access for all. The envisioned system leverages innovative technologies such as tokenisation and unified ledgers, underpinned by a robust economic and regulatory framework, to dramatically expand the range and quality of financial services. This integration aims to foster greater participation, offer more personalised services and improve speed and reliability, all while reducing costs for end users. Most of the technology needed to achieve this vision exists and is fast improving, driven by efforts around the world. This paper provides a blueprint for how key technical characteristics like interoperability, verifiability, programmability, immutability, finality, evolvability, modularity, scalability, security and privacy can be incorporated, and how varied governance norms can be embedded. Delivering this vision requires proactive collaboration between public authorities and private sector institutions. The paper serves as a call for action for these entities to establish a strong foundation. This would pave the way for a user-centric, unified and universal financial ecosystem brought into the digital era that is inclusive, innovative, participatory, accessible and affordable, and leaves no one behind

....MUCH MORE (44 page PDF)

Uhhh, it's okay if you leave me behind. Really. No problemo. I'll catch up with you later. I'm good. As is. Vaya con Dios, Augustin.

If interested see also:

I think they're trying to tell us something.

Larry Fink too:

"Tokenized, Inc: BlackRock's Plan To Own The Fractionalized World"