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Aleksey Muratov: Authorities of biggest countries are ready to switch to blockchain technology

On March 17, the first conference of the International Public Movement Change the World Together, which was attended by Chairman of the Board of CWT, took place in Hammanskraal (Gauteng Province, RSA).

According to him, the representatives of CWT are actively working in South Africa, not only in the big cities but also in small ones as Hammanskraal, thus attracting more and more supporters. ʺIt is important for us to pay our attention to as many different categories of people in Africa as possible. Therefore, all our speakers and I are scrupulous about every meeting,ʺ Aleksey Muratov said.

He also noted that the activists of Change the World Together spoke during their statements of the most interesting and significant facts from the world of financial technologies that were taking place in different countries. ʺWe believe that it is necessary to broaden the horizons of our supporters in order to know and understand the importance of the decentralization of the financial world system that we are talking about,ʺ Aleksey Muratov stated.

In particular, the issue of the major states’ attitude to blockchain technology was addressed at the last conference. ʺFor instance, the representatives of the Donald Trump’s administration, the US Congress and executive authorities of the United States acknowledged the potential of blockchain technology and considered it necessary to introduce such technologies into public administration. This position of the authorities was expressed during the DC Blockchain Summit, which was held this week in Washington. The chief economist of Vice-President Mike Pence, Mark Calabria, explained that the President's administration was encouraged by the progress of blockchain technology. Moreover, according to Calabria, Trump's team listens to the blockchain community, and is also ready to work on the further development of the technology. It is interesting that the co-chairmen of “Blockchain-faction” of the Congress, a Democrat Jared Polis and Republican David Schweikert supported this idea,ʺ Aleksey Muratov emphasized.


According to Chairman of the Board of CWT, the openness of the public sector of the United States means continuing changes within traditionally conservative and risk-averse structures. ʺThis reaffirms that the people who have come to power in America are well aware that blockchain technology is a real prospect of the economic and state system that needs to be introduced at the highest level,ʺ Aleksey Muratov said.

He also noted that the authorities of the Russian Federation had shown interest in blockchain. ʺOn March 16, The Head of Sberbank Herman Gref said during a lecture in the MIPT that blockchain technology could radically change the entire economy. He also reported that Sberbank was already implementing a number of blockchain based projects. For example, having implemented a project based on blockchain with retailer "Mvideo", it has become possible to minimize the amount of routine work from several weeks to a few hours,ʺ Aleksey Muratov said.

In addition, Chairman of the Board of CWT noted, referring to the words of Herman Gref, that all major technological problems that prevented the mass implementation of blockchain in the Russian banking system would be resolved in a year and a half. ʺAccording to the words of the head of Sberbank, blockchain will have a meteoric rise in the Russian Federation,ʺ Aleksey Muratov summed up.

Source: CWT News

  • March 20, 2017 5:00 PM MSK