According to a report by Interfax Ukraine, the e-Hryvnia would be a crypto currency developed with the intention of reducing commissions on transactions and facilitating international operations.
“At the end of last year, we launched a practical pilot, when this tool was issued for NBU employees using the existing methodology, in order to evaluate the practical aspect of its use, the strength of the central bank in implementing such tools, and get some feedback from users. The pilot is now complete. We prepared an analytical note and we will consider it on the board of the National Bank,”
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Similarly, despite the progress made in the creation of this crypto, there are still certain obstacles to be overcome. For now, the most important at the immediate level seems to be the opposition of certain key figures at the legislative level who prevent the necessary reforms from taking place to guarantee the adoption and use of this official digital currency as legal tender.
“We are not talking about cryptocurrency, we are talking about Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). It can be implemented on both the centralized registry technology and the decentralized one. This is a completely separate issue, which follows from the target model chosen for e-hryvnia”