Aksakov commented on the idea of payments through instant messengers

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Payments through instant messengers are a possible option for the development of the national payment system, however, this issue should be studied in detail, told RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov.

First Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov said in an interview with RIA Novosti that payments via instant messengers may become available in Russia, the idea is being discussed at various levels. In particular, discussions on this matter are underway with the Bank of Russia, Association «FINTECH», but experts are inclined to believe that the card «World» should not be the only means the national payment system.

«I admit that payments via instant messengers is a possible variant of development of the national payment system. But while we came close, at least at the state level, the question is studied. And if it really is a promising and safe, it is possible it will be implemented. But to say that today it will be done, not ready. However, technology is evolving and it is possible that in the future, the system of payments through instant messengers can be used,» — said Aksakov Agency, commenting on this post.

«While the issue is studied, there is a discussion, but no concrete decisions have been made», — he said. Thus, according to Aksakov, the Bank of Russia now messengers «definitely not engaged». «The Bank together with the «Fanthom» and several banks engaged in instant payments, allowing payments directly from citizen to citizen. In the near future this system will be launched,» — said the Deputy.

«The question of conducting of payments through instant messengers in Russia on the sidelines of the discussion, but to raise the question of the creation of such a system one state at least, so the problem does not put», — said Aksakov, answering the question of whether the state used a special messenger, or the project can be implemented on the basis of the private messenger. «I know that (Paul) Durov via Telegram wants to organize such a system using blockchain technology» — he added.

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