“On January 1, the law on digital financial assets came into force in Russia.

Sberbank, in accordance with the established procedure, submitted an application to the Bank of Russia for registration of our platform in early January, on the first working days last week, "RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

It is noted that digital financial assets are allowed to be issued on a registered platform.

“One of the possible financial assets will be a fiat coin per ruble, and, in fact, the bank is technologically ready to issue and work with this instrument,” Popov said.

Sberbank noted that the technology was tested and received positive feedback from customers.

“The simplest application is a digital bill.

It seems to us that replacing a paper bill with an electronic one opens up great opportunities, "the specialist emphasized.

The bank expressed hope that the savings will be available by the spring.

In November 2020, the head of Sberbank, German Gref, said that next year the organization could begin experimenting with the release of its digital currency, which will be called "Sbercoin".