Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the central bank, claims.The Central Bank of Russia is thinking about using central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in international trade. The worldwide convergence of financial technology and geopolitics coincides with this strategic investigation of CBDCs.
According to Nabiullina, cross-border payments using cryptocurrencies and CBDCs are welcome in Russia. She emphasized that the digital ruble was created with connectivity with CBDCs in other nations in mind, demonstrating a progressive stance. Nabiullina acknowledged the potential advantages of cryptocurrencies for international trade, despite objections from within her country. The State Duma is working on a law that would allow and regulate the use of such payment methods in international trade, highlighting Russia’s desire for these alternatives.
The goal of the CBDC is consistent with earlier government directives to include cryptocurrencies in international trade. It has, meanwhile, also sparked worries that organizations would use cryptocurrencies to get around penalties. Some Western leaders have responded by calling for complete crypto blockades on users in Russia.
Nabiullina acknowledged that cross-border settlements have become more difficult due to the present US restrictions. She did, however, stress that they have to encourage Russia and its partners to accelerate the development of alternative payment methods.