The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is technically ready to produce e-the hryvnia – the national currency based on blockchain technology. However, the feasibility of such a move remains questionable. This was stated by the head of Department of reforming of financial sector of the national Bank Evgeny Stepanyuk during a round table held by the regulator recently.

According to Stepanyuk, today launched the pilot project regarding technical issue e-monetary unit of Ukraine.

“From a technical point of view, there is a high level of readiness. But from the point of view of the advisability of release and beyond pilot – this issue is still being investigated,” – he said.

Recall that the NBU has launched a research project on the possible introduction of e-rate in 2016. According to the regulator, the input of the electronic version of the national currency will allow to minimize the costs of remittances, and will also make it instant.