The major Russian cellular network operatorslike MegaFon and Beeline, They are studying how the digital ruble works on their mobile devices.
According to a report by local Izvestia news agency on February 16 Beeline and MegaFon proposed creating smartphone wallets for the digital currency of the Central Bank of Russia.
The companies also suggested additional services, such as linking a digital wallet to the customer’s phone number. This would allow users to save digital rubles directly on their smartphone, as well as transfer and pay using the digital currency using smart devices, a MegaFon spokesman said.
According to Izvestia Both MegaFon and Beeline were actively involved in the digital ruble talks with the Russian central bank. The company representatives said:
“We are interested in aspects of the digital ruble such as the maintenance of wallets in smart devices that are not part of the current version of the concept, as well as the ability to conduct P2P payment transactions without the involvement of financial intermediaries, including offline support. “
Olga Skorobogatova, first deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, declared this in late 2020 Ruble digital wallets would be available through a Bank of Russia platform.
The Bank of Russia published its first consultation document on the development of the digital ruble in October 2020. The bank stated that Users can access the digital ruble on their electronic wallets and mobile devices both online and offline.
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