Stellar Development Foundation Signs An Agreement With The Ukrainian Government To Facilitate The Cr
The Stellar Development Foundation has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government to facilitate the creation of a digital asset ecosystem, including a framework for a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
It has been reported that Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Stellar Development Foundation.
However, the MOU outlines Ukraine’s strategy for developing digital assets and CBDC infrastructure. This includes providing support to projects specializing in digital assets, implementing, and regulating stablecoin circulation, and promoting the development of a CBDC.
The report said that Oleksandr Bornyakov, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, said that facilitating a national cryptocurrency doesn’t mean that Stellar will develop the Ukrainian CBDC.
Rather, the Stellar partnership is expected to “enable quality decision-making regarding development of the virtual assets ecosystem in Ukraine.”
When asked about Ukraine’s potential to lead cryptocurrency and blockchain development in Europe and the world, Bornyakov said his ministry is integrating best practices from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Malta, Liechtenstein, and the United States.
“Crypto companies, blockchain startups and financial institutions — all of them seek a legally protected environment for conducting business. And the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine is working on building a legal framework that will offer a transparent and stable regulatory environment for blockchain and crypto companies.”
Bornyakov said that the National Bank of Ukraine has been researching CBDCs since 2017. Ukraine, like many other countries, is exploring the utility of a CBDC, as well as its potential impact on everything from monetary policy and financial stability to consumer adoption.
Thus, there have been some rumblings that Ukraine is prepared to lead Eastern Europe’s crypto race, with the Ministry of Digital Transformation pushing for clearer regulations on digital assets.