Last week Moscow hosted a meetup dedicated to blockchain technology and its implementation in the public sector. The event took place at the Presidential Administration office and was hosted by German Klimenko, Vladimir Putin’s internet advisor.
According to Anatoli Knyazev , CEO of EXANTE, an investment services company, attendees of the meetup included representatives for the Central Bank of Russia, the Federal Tax Service, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, the State Register, Moscow’s Department of Information Technology, and active members of local blockchain and bitcoin communities, entrepreneurs and journalists.
“It was nice to see that everyone present was well aware about blockchain and bitcoin. It was also very important to see an insight on how blockchain implementation could impact every public department. However, most significantly, all attendees had their own views, and everyone knew quite well what they were talking about. It was interesting to see that many of those present at the meetup were closely following the blockchain and bitcoin initiatives implemented in Ukraine. One of the Central Bank’s employees, as it turned out, was well aware of what PrivatBank’s e-commerce department was engaged in,” Knyazev tol ForkLog.
Yet Knyazev believes it