Vesti Ukraine revealed that hryvnia is the current legal currency unit of Ukraine, and the National Bank of Ukraine is planning to launch a blockchain-based hryvnia, or electronic hryvnia (e- Hryvnia). However, the cryptocurrencies alike litecoin
and neo coin
in the country will be centrally managed and secured under the control of the Ukrainian government. It is expected that this cryptocurrency endorsed by the central bank will increase the volume of non-cash payments in Ukraine, while also reducing the cost of payment.In fact, Ukraine has repeatedly proposed the idea of “national digital currency” within the framework of its cashless economy project. In January of this year, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a “electronic hryvnia” based on the blockchain.
According to Ukrainian National Bank officials, “Electronic hryvnia” must be linked to the country’s legal currency at a 1:1 ratio, which will prevent inflation from growing. However, the Ukrainian National Bank released a blockchain-based electronic hryvnia that is still in the planning stage. They said that only after a detailed analysis can they completely decide whether to introduce “electronic hryvnia” properly.In addition, Vesti Ukraine also reported that Alexey Kustch, head of the Ukrainian Banking Association, believes that digital currencies like “Electronic Hryvnia” are not really cryptocurrencies. Because cryptocurrencies are anonymous and different from the digital currency endorsed by the National Central Bank, the real cryptocurrencies are multi-centric.
However, Alexei Kuschi pointed out that the national cryptocurrency based on the blockchain is very promising, including eth coin
and ripple coin
. He also added: “On the one hand, the national cryptocurrency can better protect property rights, on the other hand, it can Reduce the cost and time of cash transactions and accelerate Ukrainian currency turnover efficiency.”In January of this year, Russia discussed the possibility of launching the national digital currency CryptoRuble. It is worth mentioning that the Ukrainian National Parliament recently introduced the Encrypted Assets Taxation Act, which proposes to impose a 5% tax on individuals and legal entities that conduct cryptocurrency transactions, and an 18% tax on cryptocurrency-related profits.
In July this year, the Ukrainian Financial Stability Board convened a meeting to determine the legal status of cryptocurrency in the country, and also called for further strengthening of cryptocurrency regulation.