Bloomberg Terminal has shared that Elvira Nabiullina, the governor of the Central Bank of Russia, has confirmed that the institution intends to start testing the digital equivalent of the rouble in 2020.
RUSSIAN CENBANK GOVERNOR SAYS WE PLAN TO TEST DIGITAL ROUBLE NEXT YEAR
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) June 28, 2021
Previously, as reported by U.Today, she already voiced these plans for the digital rouble trials to begin next year back in May and April.
As for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are not issued by government financial institutions, Nabiullina believes that they (and BTC in particular) are very risky assets and warned investors against buying them.