Russia’s dominant lender Sberbank on Saturday stated it had carried out the primary digital monetary asset transaction by itself platform, with its subsidiary SberFactoring executing a 1-billion rouble ($16 million) concern with three-month maturity.
The Bank of Russia has lengthy voiced scepticism over cryptocurrencies, however is extra open to different digital property and gave blockchain platform Atomyze Russia the primary licence to change digital property.
No.2 lender VTB and fintech firm Lighthouse carried out the nation’s first cash-backed digital monetary asset transaction in late June.
Sberbank, which obtained its licence in March, stated in an announcement that digital property are issued on its platform utilizing blockchain know-how and good contracts.
Sberbank’s platform will quickly be obtainable to all of the financial institution’s company purchasers, it stated.
Russia is engaged on bettering its monitoring of cryptocurrency transactions and will start introducing regulation of the trade later this yr, officers stated this week.