MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s dominant lender Sberbank on Saturday mentioned it had carried out the primary digital monetary asset transaction by itself platform, with its subsidiary SberFactoring executing a 1-billion rouble ($16 million) challenge with three-month maturity.
The Financial institution of Russia has lengthy voiced scepticism over cryptocurrencies, however is extra open to different digital belongings and gave blockchain platform Atomyze Russia the primary licence to trade digital belongings.
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, mentioned in an announcement that digital belongings are issued on its platform utilizing blockchain know-how and sensible contracts.
Sberbank’s platform will quickly be accessible to all of the financial institution’s company purchasers, it mentioned.
Russia is engaged on bettering its monitoring of cryptocurrency transactions and should start introducing regulation of the business later this 12 months, officers mentioned this week.
(Reporting by Reuters; Enhancing by Christina Fincher)
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