Gref believes that cryptocurrencies can’t be a means of accumulation

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Cryptocurrency is not a means of accumulation, but they are the future, so to ban them is not necessary, said the head of Sberbank German Gref, speaking at the plenary session of the Gaidar forum.

«We need to maintain a normal background around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. It is necessary to explain to people that this is not a means of accumulation. This is a very dangerous story. Don’t go there if you want to increase your capital, because it’s a lottery or casinos yet,» he said.

«In no event it is impossible to deny, because of the cryptocurrency, comes a new giant technology, because we are not yet able to realize. No one is able to realize, as a parent of quantum mechanics, Einstein argued with Gore about what consequences brings the fact that they opened together,» said Gref,

«It’s okay, not necessary to consider that now is something quite unusual. The speed has changed, it’s true. Need tolerance, need patience, need cooperation», — concluded the head of Sberbank.

The Agency «RIA Novosti» media group «Russia today» is the official news Agency of the Gaidar forum — 2018 «Russia and the world: aims and values». The forum organizer — the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of Russia (Ranepa).