President of the Russian Central Bank: The Russian Central Bank does not need to issue a national digital currency

According to Tass news, Star Russia's central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said that the Russian central bank does not need to issue national digital currency. As the central bank of Russia, we have been studying this topic, and for us the demand for issuing national digital currency is not obvious. Because it is difficult to really estimate the advantages of the national digital currency. It also carries a lot of risks compared to existing non-cash electronic payments.