«Digital currencies, I think this will be the future, because along with the usual monetary circulation, digital currencies have a number of advantages. This instrument is 100% under the control of the Central Bank, it is traceable. Any transaction of this digital currency is visible to the Central Bank. And various illegal actions with digital currency are extremely difficult to commit, almost impossible,» Siluanov said.
«But now the digital currency is only at the stage of formation of the regulatory framework. We see a number of countries using digital currency. It is used for state purposes, for state needs. This will be especially interesting for public spending, because public spending requires a target character check. Digital currency is better suited for this than any other,» the minister added.