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While a new digital currency proposed by payments services company Qiwi, dubbed the BitRuble, has led to harsh criticism from a top Russian official, the head of the country’s largest bank Sberbank has admitted to owning bitcoin.
Sberbank, the biggest bank in Russia might adopt blockchain technology in the future.
The first comment from the Russia was voiced by the CEO of Sberbank Herman Gref. The bank can be considered as the biggest and leading bank, setting the trend for the rest financial institutions in the country.
Russia’s largest state-owned bank Sberbank is officially accepting Bitcoin payments in a cafe located in its headquarters in Moscow, despite confusion in the legality of the digital currency.
In the heart of Silicon Valley which booms with innovation, Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank has announced the developing and testing of a new mobile application for conversational commerce - Sberbank Messenger.
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