As per the latest reports, the central bank digital currency (CBDC) is also coming to Ukraine. This is happening because the government of Ukraine has given the go to the central bank of Ukraine for the issuance of CBDC.
This means that the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) can now proceed with the issuance of the CBDC as it has received authorization from the Ukrainian Government.
The go from the government of Ukraine for the CBDC means that Ukraine is now ready to set foot into the digital currency industry. The country has also started adopting cryptocurrencies as it had fast-tracked the adoption of cryptocurrency mining in the region.
The media sources have confirmed that Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already signed the new law for the CBDC. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the president of Ukraine who has signed the new law titled “On Payment Services” for the adoption of digital currencies.
The law signed by the president of Ukraine officially allows the central bank of the country to work on, develop, and then adopt the CBDC.
The country is now moving towards the adoption of CBDC and there are possibilities that soon the people of Ukraine have more news on the country’s leaning towards the crypto-sector.
The announcement in regards to the signing of the bill was made on Thursday, July 29, 2021. With the signing of the bill, the Ukrainian Central Banks would be allowed to develop and launch the digital hryvnia.
However, before the National Bank of Ukraine proceeds with the commercial testing or launch of the CBDC, the first step would be the formation of sandboxes on regulations.
These regulatory sandboxes will be used by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in order to check the regulatory compliance and authenticity of the CBDC. The sandboxes would ensure that the CBDC technology will go through extensive checks and regulatory phases. This would make sure that once launched, the central bank’s digital currency would have no flaws and problems.
Furthermore, the regulatory sandboxes would also come in handy when it is time to introduce new products and instruments that belong to digital technologies.
According to the new law, the local payment market startups and the Central Bank of Ukraine would be required to collaborate with each other. The firms will have to share each other’s knowledge in the digital finance sector as well as come up with products and services for local users.
For Ukraine, it is not only a matter of the former year that the Ukrainian Government has started focusing on digital currency. The country has been focusing on digital currency technology for a long time and now, it has come into action, taking things to the next level.