Central Bank Digital Currencies [CBDC] has become every country’s dive into digitalization. Ukraine seems to be jumping on the bandwagon as several countries have already begun developing their own digital currencies. Governments have taken advice from prominent crypto platforms in the development of these assets. Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation recently revealed its partnership with a prominent cryptocurrency network.
Ukraine To Embrace Digitalization
In a recent blog post, the Stellar Development Foundation [SDF] unveiled that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation. This memorandum is said to focus on the development of digital assets in the country. With China being well ahead in the CBDC game, other countries were also seen catching up. Ukraine seems to be complying with the “better late than never” motto and is prepping to embrace digitalization. The post pointed out that the country wanted to elevate its status in Eastern Europe’s digital financial market.
While it remains uncertain if the country will opt for Stellar’s blockchain for its CBDC, the memorandum affirmed that both the parties would focus on several other aspects of rolling out a digital currency. This included the development process of the virtual asset, all the way to the implementation, circulation as well as the regulation procedures of the asset.
The Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development, Oleksandr Bornyakov pointed out that the leading countries of the world were on board with the development of digital assets and Ukraine’s National Bank has reportedly been researching the prospects of CBDC since 2017. He added,
“The Ministry of Digital Transformation is working on creating the legal environment for the development of virtual assets in Ukraine. We believe our cooperation with the Stellar Development Foundation will contribute to development of the virtual asset industry and its integration into the global financial ecosystem.”
All the activities related to the development of Ukraine’s CBDC has started this month. Additionally, the CEO and Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation, Denelle Dixon revealed that the SDF was rather impressed by the commitment that the country had towards the adoption of innovation and digitalization.