Russia expects to launch digital rouble prototype in early 2022

Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of Russian Central Bank, attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Russia will have a prototype of the digital rouble platform in early 2022 and pilot-test it next year before making a final decision on the launch of the country's digital currency, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Tuesday.

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Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Catherine Evans

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