- The Central bank of Ukraine has been given a green signal for the distribution of their CBDC.
- With this, the government is planning on the release of the nation’s first CBDC.
- The news broke out after Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave his approval to a new bill.
The central bank of Ukraine has been given the authority to facilitate the distribution and look out for the maintenance of blockchain-based currencies. This has established Ukraine as one of the first nations to actually move ahead with the release of a CBDC.
The digital hryvnia will be landing in the market soon and can be used by the citizens to make payments and in transfers to their friends or families. The central bank of Ukraine was granted this opportunity by the President of Ukraine as he approved a new bill set to be termed the “On Payments Services.”
The central bank of Ukraine looking ahead to the release
National Bank of Ukraine was provided this authority with the President’s approval of the On Payments Services bill. The new law had ordered the central bank of Ukraine to partner up with the private startups in the sector.
The benefits of this new bill basically revolve around the system of open banking. The bill seeks to promote the access of any consumer data through third-party applications for easy shareability as usage.
Integration with EU
The new features of the bill will also allow the nation’s financial architecture to adopt certain legal monetary aspects of the European Union, implementing the integration of both nations’ monetary and financial methods and instructions.
The nation has given a lot of thought to confirm the development of a CBDC initially. It feared that the impact of the release would damage the existing financial system. The government made a deal with Stellar to further the building of a CBDC.