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The introduction of the digital ruble is positively assessed by 25% of the Far East

The introduction of the digital ruble is positively assessed by 25% of the Far East

Otkritie Bank conducted a study among Russians about their attitude to the introduction of the digital ruble as a means of payment. Only 39% of the respondents know about the innovation offered by the Central Bank.

According to the press service of Otkritie Bank, the survey was conducted among one thousand men and women from 18 to 65 years old from cities with a population of more than 100 thousand people.

About half of the respondents are ready to use the new means of payment. But 75% would prefer to buy some kind of cryptocurrency.

The greatest awareness of the digital ruble is among residents of St. Petersburg (48%) and the Southern Federal District (45%). In the Far East, this share is much lower - only about 38% of respondents said they understand what kind of tool it is. At the same time, about 53% are neutral about such proposals, and only 47% are ready to use the digital ruble on an equal basis with other currencies.

On average, about 38% in Russia have a positive attitude towards the initiative, but among the Far Easterners, there are, again, much less such - 25%. 15% of respondents are against such a currency. Most of all, Russians fear fraud, and also do not understand the very mechanism of digital currency.

However, 57% of respondents agreed that, most likely, such a currency will soon replace conventional money. The majority (45%) cited terms of 10-15 years. Failure to oust ordinary money was noted by only 22% of survey participants.

The majority of cryptocurrencies are generally positive. At the same time, the Far Easterners have the most such purchases - 17% of the residents of the Far Eastern Federal District said that they have cryptocurrency.



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