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Russia Prepares For SWIFT Exit With Blockchain


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Russia’s corporate treasurers are working with the nation’s central bank on a blockchain initiative, reports in CoinDesk said Friday (June 15).

The Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers is joining the government-led Masterchain blockchain initiative, a platform developed by the central bank to facilitate communication within Russia’s banking market. Russia is reportedly looking to use the platform to replace SWIFT’s inter-bank communications network.

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Russia’s FinTech Association and 14 of the nation’s largest banks collaborated on the development of Masterchain, reports noted, citing a white paper. The initiative eventually hopes to join banks and government agencies that collaborate on contract registration and regulation…

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