Sberbank, the biggest state-owned lender in Russia, has allegedly filed an application with the Bank of Russia to establish a blockchain platform because of the"Sbercoin" stablecoin.
Sergey Popov, manager of this trade business at Sberbank, declared the news on Jan. 21 in a regional financial occasion Russian news agency Interfax reports.
In"Digital transformation and prospects for controlling the electronic market," Popov reported that Sberbank applied together with the central bank in early January, describing the enrollment process usually takes no more than 45 days. Therefore, the lender may launch its stage and stablecoin from the spring this year, '' the official stated. But, Sberbank is still working out the way to taxation Sbercoin:
"There's a high likelihood that this job will be established at the spring. There's an additional problem which hasn't yet been completely solved, which is joined to the taxation of electronic financial resources. But we expect this query will be solved soon."
Popov allegedly added that Sberbank is"prepared to operate with such a fiat money" from a technological perspective up to now. "We've finished an inner testing to realize that the solution functions," he explained.
As previously mentioned, Sberbank broke the information on growing its native Sbercoin token in the end of November, after long-running speculation about those plans.