The National Bank of Ukraine, (NBU) has announced that it “has plans” to create the national cryptocurrency interms of the Cashless Economy project, an analogue of its national currency, the hryvnia.
Currently Ukraine has a number of serious economic and political problems, connected to deep-rooted corruption, clientelism and war in the Eastern Ukraine. Thus, introducing a new national cryptocurrency would bring Ukraine to a new qualitative level. The National Bank of Ukraine also emphasized that the chance of creating e-hryvnia on Blockchain is still up for discussion.
Since 2015, Russian Federation has also been considering the possibility of creation a national cryptocurrency, called CryptoRuble.