Sberbank will launch a platform for trading digital assets

Sberbank will launch a platform for trading digital assets

As part of the” Investor Day”, the head of Sberbank, German Gref, said that the company is preparing a platform on the blockchain for trading digital assets, and can also launch its own cryptocurrency.

“Investor Day” was held on November 30. During the event, various top managers of Sberbank spoke about the achievements of the Russian financial giant, as well as about development plans.

The head of Sberbank, German Gref, recalled that from January 1, 2021, the law “On Digital Financial Assets” comes into force in Russia, and the company is preparing to enter a new market for itself.

“Since the first of January, the law comes into force, we want to bring to the market our new blockchain platform, which will provide services for the purchase of digital financial assets. And there we are going to implement the possibility of acquiring “green” tools from the very beginning, ” Gref said.

The head of Sberbank also recalled that now there is an assessment of the possibility of launching its own cryptocurrency “Sberbank” – a stablecoin tied to the Russian ruble.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin stressed that cryptocurrencies are a “relatively new tool” and the government should make every effort to ensure that the country’s cryptocurrency industry develops “in a civilized manner”.