The Central Bank will start testing real payments with the digital ruble after the adoption of the regulatory framework
Moscow, March 22, 2023, 18:03 — REGNUM The Bank of Russia will start testing real payments with the digital ruble after the adoption of the relevant regulatory framework, the press service of the regulator told reporters.
“The pilot with real digital rubles will begin as soon as the legislative and regulatory framework is adopted”– said the press service.
The Central Bank is ready to conduct a pilot in April 2023. Currently, a package of bills on the digital ruble has passed the first reading in the State Duma.
The Bank of Russia clarified that a limited number of clients of 13 banks will take part in the planned pilot project. As part of the pilot period, the Central Bank will test such basic operations as opening and closing a digital wallet on the Bank of Russia platform, replenishing it, transfers, paying for purchases and services using a QR code, and refunding funds.
As reported IA REGNUMthe bill on the introduction of a digital ruble in Russia was initiated by the head of the State Duma Committee on the financial market Anatoly Aksakov. The bill includes in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation provisions on a digital account (wallet) and norms that determine the content of a new type of agreement – a digital account (wallet) agreement, the procedure and features of its conclusion, as well as the procedure for making payments in digital rubles.
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