The National Bank of Ukrainian, the country’s currency regulator, recently called on the professional social network LinkedIn to advertise jobs for their blockchain developer. The ad was published by the director of the NBU IT department Vladimir Nagornyuk.
The ad also lists “Development, Deployment, and Modification of Infrastructure Services”. […] and distributed systems ”on the tasks of potential employees as well as smart contracts and hyperledger capacity on the requirements for the position.
The central bank’s interest in blockchain leasing complements the latest news about the Ukrainian CBDC project e-hryvnia.
Last week, during a round table discussion on the opportunities and risks of virtual asset legalization, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for Digital Transformation Oleksandr Bornyakov said the e-hryvnia pilot project was underway.
The NBU has been considering the possibility of issuing a digital central bank currency, or CBDC, since 2016, while two years later, in 2018, a pilot trial of e-hryvnia as a blockchain-based retail payment method began. following the recent enactment of laws designed to create a transparent regulatory framework for digital assets and encourage the development of the country’s cryptocurrency industry.