The rise of blockchain and crypto assets are going to profoundly influence the future development of financial services and are naturally of great interest to supervisors. How supervisors decide to regulate crypto will in itself play a major role in how traditional financial services adapt to this new phenomenon. This episode looks at the approaches being taken in the EU, UK, US and some other jurisdictions and how it might impact the transition of crypto into mainstream finance. It also looks at how the recent consultation by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on the prudential treatment of crypto exposures will influence banks. Exploring these issues is Yves Longchamp, head of research at SEBA Bank, a Swiss bank providing a bridge between traditional and digital assets and Lavan Thasarathakumar, the regulatory affairs director EMEA at Global Digital Finance, an association advocating for digital assets. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.